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Photo of the Week: Drought-Tolerant Garden
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
How a Los Angeles Landscape Architecture Firm Is Reclaiming a Hillside for Native Plants
Terremoto is spearheading an experimental grassroots project to transform a neglected patch of public land with native species.
Minnesota’s Native Prairie Landscape Sets the Stage for This Modern Home Near Minneapolis
Surrounded by a 90-acre conservation area, the structure takes a front row seat to views of wildlife-filled grasslands and an...
A New Experiential Hostel in Austin Offers Unique Lodging in a Restored Railway Hotel
A new “experiential hostel” combines boutique hotel design, amenities, and service with the energy and community that's typically...
Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape
A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.
The New Zealand Native That's Taking Over Rotterdam
The sleek lighting designs of Sabine Marcelis are capturing the attention of fashion houses and architecture firms alike.
To Combat Raging Wildfires, California Turns to Native American Knowledge
Decades of fire suppression have contributed to increasingly destructive infernos. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is learning from...
Do Malibu in Style With the Native Hotel, a Rejuvenated Hollywood Favorite
Bob Dylan, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the superstar guests who have stayed at the midcentury property.
Native Trees Punch Through the Roof of This Concrete Home in Argentina
Built of concrete and timber, Casa BS in Córdoba maneuvers around nature, allowing trees to puncture its design.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
A Minimalist House Stands Out in a Wild Landscape
This Napa Valley residence by Feldman Architecture contrasts glass and concrete with evergreens and grasses.
This Hamptons Getaway Blends Seamlessly Into a Lush Landscape
Cedar, reclaimed ipe, and Corten steel combine in a multigenerational home designed to gracefully age in place.
This Home in the Italian Countryside Is Radically Open to the Landscape
With an unusual roof and a ground floor open to the outside, a barn-like house stretches out amidst rolling fields.
A Modern House Accentuates a Sensational Wyoming Landscape
An earth-sheltered and earthquake-resistant home is built to stand the test of time in an extraordinary Wyoming landscape.
A House With a Green Roof Tucks Into the Landscape in Lithuania
By designing a home with an angled roof covered in sod, architecture firm After Party takes living in the land to the next level.
Pigmented Concrete Walls Tie This Home Into the Landscape
North of Rio de Janeiro, a holiday home blends into the terrain with reddish concrete walls pigmented to match the native soil.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Interact With the Landscape
Effortlessly blending into their surroundings, these modern homes pay homage to Mother Nature.
A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...
A Striking Modern House Built In A Pastoral Landscape
Contemporary and vernacular combine with innovative architectural solutions in the design of this house located at the edge of...
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...
Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
A Muted Berkshires Home Pays Homage to an Idyllic Landscape
Surrounded by an apple orchard, an evergreen grove, and gardens originally tended by the owners’ parents, Sheffield Residence...
Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home
After hands-on study, a Northeast landscape architect sows a free-growing meadow.
A Black Gable Home Opens Wide to the Appalachian Landscape
Desai Chia Architecture draws upon rural architecture to create an austere retreat that frames spectacular vistas.
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
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 Indoor/Outdoor Portuguese Getaway Blends Into the Arid Landscape
The geometric vacation home designed by Lisbon-based Bak Gordon Arquitectos incorporates local materials like lime mortar and...
11 Glorious Rammed-Earth Homes That Celebrate the Landscape
These resilient, rammed-earth homes show the soil’s true stripes.
A New Prefab Hotel in Uruguay Seems to Melt Into the Landscape
Thanks to a sleek, mirrored facade, these prefab cabins at a new hotel and winery in Uruguay all but disappear into the mountains.
An Energy-Conscious Home Gets Woven Into a Waterfront Landscape
Passive solar principles, indoor/outdoor living, and a “forever home” mindset are combined in this elegant, art-filled property...
A LEED Gold Weekend Home Embraces the Ontario Landscape
This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the...
A Richly Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views
In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.
A Sustainable, Modern Home Frames a Prickly Desert Landscape
Conceived as an extension of the Arizona landscape, this eco-friendly, modern house approaches near net-zero energy consumption.
A Beautiful Spanish Hotel Inspired by Its Unusual Landscape
The design of a deluxe hotel set in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park in Spain's Navarra region is informed by its surrounding...
An Energy-Plus Home Fuses With a Boulder-Strewn Landscape
This LEED Gold-certified home captures the genius locus of a rocky plot in Québec.