This Month in Dwell: Living Landscapes

If you are into real green, this is the issue for you, focusing on landscape and gardens. Historic modernist gardens (Great title- Avant Gardens) by Robert Royston introduce the issue, then a series of stunning reflecting pools in case study houses. Pierre Koenig would use the pools to create a microclimate, and in the hottest months would pump water up to the roof and let it fall back through downspouts, cooling the air through evaporation. Barton Myers' watery roof is shown as well.

Cover story is Aidlin Darling's renovation of an Ernest Born beach house in San Francisco, shown in TreeHugger earlier but with more and better photography. ::Dwell