Indoor/Outdoor Living

June 2016,
Vol. 16
Issue 06
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Exceptional Homes That Celebrate Nature
Blanket by studio Børk

Our 2016 Class of Emerging Designers to Watch Is Here

In our current issue, we're featuring our annual survey of the best emerging designers who are shaping the profession today.

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Goodbye Grid and Cushy Beds, Hello Pool in the Wilderness

An off-the-grid house that is little more than a decked campsite—albeit with a roof—includes a swimming pool for a family that loves to enjoy the elements.

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This Crew Sails Around Seattle on a Sauna

A cadre of designers let off steam after hours by building and sailing a seaworthy sauna.

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A Heavenly Backyard is Precise with Pebbles

A San Francisco landscape designer finds a small-space solution that’s anything but narrow-minded.

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A Kubrick-Esque Farmhouse Kicks Its Fossil Fuel Habit

The owner of an outdoor furniture company updates a 19th-century farmhouse.

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Jenni Konner's Hollywood Pad Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Architect Barbara Bestor transforms a Hollywood Hills home by opening up its interior to the site’s dramatic backyard topography.

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A Wild Garden Leaps Off the Walls of This Backyard Build

A Vancouver garden blossoms alongside fresh development.

This unrealized plan reimagined the city’s downtown and included a large green area next to the capitol building and paths to bring people to the Delaware River

3 Ways Cities Are Welcoming Back to Nature

In her new book, Wild by Design, Margie Ruddick shows us how to get closer to nature.

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A Modern Home Floats Above a Traditional Skyline

A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally conservative city.

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Amid a Hotbed of Architecture, This Home Holds Its Own

A major overhaul of a bungalow in Venice, California, perfects the art of indoor/outdoor living.

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Three Joined Cabins Turn This Virginia Retreat Into a Modern Take on Camp

Both architects, a husband and wife create a three-part riverside retreat in the country, attuned to the great outdoors.

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This Endless Playscape Is Complete with a Bamboo Forest and Trampoline

A pleasure garden in northern California is rich in whimsical surprises.

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Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size

Two modest cabins in coastal New Zealand make waves with their respectful approach toward their environment.

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Refreshed Take on the Gable Shines in Austin’s Building Boom

Toying with a conventional form, an architect designs a modern house meant for alfresco entertaining.

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Meet the Faces Behind Our Indoor/Outdoor Living Issue

For Dwell's annual issue dedicated to indoor/outdoor living. Here, we introduce you to the photographers and writers who made it happen.

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A Little Paradise on Earth

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's

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Maya Lin Channels the Elements to Educate People About the Natural World

A new monograph by Rizzoli explores the memorial project by the renowned artist.

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Dive Into the Next Phase of the Exquisite Blue Lagoon

The famed geothermal spa outside Reykjavík, Iceland, is entering a major new phase—paving the way for the area’s first five-star hotel.

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Let These Students Teach You a Lesson in Design

These top-notch projects by design students earned a spot on our honor roll.