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Bring the Outside In

June 2015,
Vol. 15
Issue 06
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84 Pages of Amazing Outdoor Spaces
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Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs

A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.

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This Woodland Home in Virginia Was Built for Modern, Multigenerational Living

An adventurous indoor-outdoor home by the Boston practice

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Here Is What We Can Do to Convert Rainwater Into a Useable Water Source

Field researcher and water-harvesting expert Ed Beaulieu analyzes our conservation options for the future.

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A Family-Run Company Gracefully Shifts from Aluminum Folding Chairs to High-End Outdoor Furniture

How Kettal, a furniture company in Spain, remains a vanguard of outdoor design.

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Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization

After years of neglect, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh reemerges as a 21st-century public space.

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In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors

Architectural elements and applied foliage deliver a one-two punch in designing for privacy.

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This Couple Resists Demolition and Revives an Abandoned Compound

A dilapidated lot in San Francisco gets a second chance.

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Remembering the Forefather of Urban Renewal, Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin galvanized people into action with his grand cityscapes. The landscape architects of today are following his example—but at a different scale.

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Graphic Prints Muse on Nature in the Modern World

An artist's prints are inspired by urban gardens.

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This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music

In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.

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Cutting-Edge Dorms Embrace The Landscape with No Need for Elevators or Interior Stairs

A pair of innovative dorm buildings push boundaries without showing off or upstaging their setting.

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This Home is Complete with an Indoor Jungle

A skylit conservatory doubles as a verdant dining parlor in Sonoma County, California.

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12 Modern Outdoor Products We Love

These designs will have you summer-ready before your first sunburn sets in.

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A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun

An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.

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A Comfortable Patio with a Sharp Design

In coastal Norway, a guesthouse serves as a sculptural refuge.

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How California Style Influenced a Group Home in Paris

A forward-thinking group home in the 20th arrondissement channels a midcentury spirit.

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Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.

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A Professor Takes His Students Around the World to Build Modern Spiritual Monuments

A Washington, D.C.-based architecture professor takes his students to remote outposts to create modern structures steeped in history and myth.

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Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley Wants to Reconnect Cities with Their Waterways

More than a half-century ago, Houston's flood-prone Buffalo Bayou was unceremoniously turned into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Andrea Cochran's Bold Landscape Designs Are Natural Wonders

Andrea Cochran, a 2014 National Design Award winner, applies a site-specific approach to tease out the ephemeral and sensory.

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The Residents of This Tiny Floating Home Can Dive Into the Water Two Feet from Bed

After three years ashore, a Copenhagen couple return to the city’s waterways on a floating home for two.

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Instagram Account We Love: Minimal Architecture and Interiors Inspiration

Chloë McCarthy’s expertly curated Instagram (@_roomonfire) is an ode to minimalism.

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Editor's Picks: 8 Leading Examples of Outdoor Design

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's June 2015 issue.

A Peaceful Plaza Basks Beneath This Giant, Futuristic Oculus

A verdant plaza below a cantilevered structure serves as a natural acoustic insulator.

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This Bungalow is Anything but Basic

A 1940s bungalow literally raised the roof in Vancouver.

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