Collection by Aileen Kwun

Backyard Escapes and Retreats We Love

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From studios, to guest rooms, lounge areas, and practice spaces, these space-efficient backyard structures provide a small sojourn from the everyday, just steps away from home.

Architect Indra Janda hand-cut sheets of polycarbonate into 15¾-inch square shingles and clad the entire timber...
An ipe deck slopes sharply skyward behind Amy Persin’s house in Menlo Park, California, creating a secluded backyard...
A polychrome facade made of salvaged, 100-year-old barnwood gives this small, lofted cottage space its unique character.
The Case Study–like structure is framed in timber and clad in alternating modules of stained plywood and colorful,...
The wall surrounding Ravi and Esha Chowdhary’s backyard in Bangalore, India, includes bricks made from soil that was...
Insulated with denim and highly sealed, the sheds can also double as an outdoor room, like this outdoor living room in...
The architect and his team devised an armature on the back of the container that will eventually be covered with vines,...

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