An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic…
A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.
New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.
With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.
This backyard is its own modern retreat in the Berkeley Hills.
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.
We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to micro (indoor planters).
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.
Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue.
Unyielding in the face of weather and backsides, the latest outdoor fabrics are as durable as they are eye-popping—in fact, each of these qualifies as heavy-duty in Martindale or Wyzenbeek abrasion…
Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.
Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale. Four designers share their visions of how to landscape within a tiny footprint.
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.