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Dwell April 2014, Vol. 14 Issue 05: The Great Outdoors

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Endless Ideas for Modern Living

D House
An interior renovation is an operation that has now become procedure within the regenerative process of envelope-buildings.
Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway
An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to...
How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.
An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn
New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.
Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
An Architect Sculpts Out a Tadao Ando-Inspired Backyard
This backyard is its own modern retreat in the Berkeley Hills.
Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...
8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to...
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
This House Gets Better with Age
An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.
Outdoor Furnishings for Spring
Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue.
Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use
Unyielding in the face of weather and backsides, the latest outdoor fabrics are as durable as they are eye-popping—in...
Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor...
How To Create a Small Space Garden
Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale.
Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
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