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  1. A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop
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    A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop

    Artist Dan Graham builds a glass pavilion around ivy hedgerows for the museum's annual rooftop installation.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.30.14

  2. Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
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    Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet

    With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  3. Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront
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    Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront

    One of five shortlisted design teams, Snøhetta proposed a scheme for 13 acres of new parkland in San Francisco's Presidio district that celebrates the natural beautiful of the waterfront site....

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.08.14

  4. 8 Impressive Indoor Gardens
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    8 Impressive Indoor Gardens

    No backyard? No problem. These indoor gardens show the power of bringing greenery indoors. (And check out these indoor gardening kits to work your own magic!)

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.27.14

  5. Charming Urban Gardens
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    Charming Urban Gardens

    Whoever said urban structures couldn't have great gardens? Whether lush terraces or just a good collection of potted plants, these urban locales showcase charming green spaces.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.16.15

  6. 6 Casual Outdoor Dining Spaces
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    6 Casual Outdoor Dining Spaces

    When the weather allows, these laid-back dining areas are the perfect spot for breakfast under the sun.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.06.15

  7. How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
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    How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

    Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  8. The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants
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    The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

    Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  9. Sustainability Guided Every Decision at this Town House Remodel in Harlem
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    Sustainability Guided Every Decision at this Town House Remodel in Harlem

    Actors David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner rework their Harlem town house with an eco-sensibility and an eye for smarter spaces.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Ball & Albanese
    05.03.15

  10. Bright, Efficient Upgrade Transforms a Victorian in Toronto
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    Bright, Efficient Upgrade Transforms a Victorian in Toronto

    DUBBELDAM architecture + design made this Victorian house in Toronto bigger and more energy-efficient.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.26.15

  11. Branch Out: 8 Modern Tree Houses
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    Branch Out: 8 Modern Tree Houses

    Release your inner child by hanging around a modern tree house.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.22.15

  12. 12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces
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    12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

    Get your tongs and apron ready, outdoor grilling season is nearly upon us.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.28.15

  13. An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated
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    An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

    Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.09.15

  14. 7 Camping Retreats to Build In Your Backyard
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    7 Camping Retreats to Build In Your Backyard

    What better way to celebrate the springtime than to build a pop-up retreat in your own backyard? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.02.15

  15. Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love
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    Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love

    Take a walk on the wild side with these seven living roofs.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.20.15

  16. 7 Inspiring Water-Wise Landscapes
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    7 Inspiring Water-Wise Landscapes

    These drought-tolerant yards point the way forward for sustainable horticulture.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.23.15

  17. 7 Outdoor Entertaining Areas Done Right
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    7 Outdoor Entertaining Areas Done Right

    The season for pool parties, barbecues, and eating al fresco is afoot. Take a spin through our collection of fire pits, backyards built for cookouts, and dining areas tailored for consummate...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.03.14

  18. Dwell Recommends: Storm King Art Center
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    Dwell Recommends: Storm King Art Center

    Storm King Art Center offers two new reasons to visit Upstate New York in the upcoming months.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    05.07.14

  19. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens
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    7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

    These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  20. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
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    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  21. Courtyard of Appeal
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    Courtyard of Appeal

    Like so many L.A. stories, the tale of the Courtyard House begins with a lucky break. One day in 2001, Thomas Robertson got a call from a friend he hadn’t seen in ages. The friend told him that his...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Maria Aufmuth
    01.25.09

  22. Hz so Good
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    Hz so Good

    Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens are worried. They are worried about the impact that construction makes on the environment, though they are equally concerned about being thought of as...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    02.01.09

  23. Taking His Own Advice
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    Taking His Own Advice

    When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Robert Gregory
    02.01.09

  24. Density Down Under
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    Density Down Under

    Six weeks after moving from a “gorgeous custom house with huge gardens” in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, into an apartment a few minutes from the city’s central business district, Roz Mawson...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    02.02.09

  25. Steel and Magnolias
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    Steel and Magnolias

    What sort of house might a man with the title “recycling coordinator” live in?

    written by: Andrew Yang
    photos by: Chad Holder
    06.14.09

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