Between Inside and Out (transition zones)

In this video I explore some of the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions work for both home and landscape.

Spaces that are neither indoors nor completely outdoors are often among the most trafficked spaces in a home. And they make for good design: We use them to negotiate changes in elevation between inside and outside, for entertaining, to reduce the apparent scale of our structures, to temper weather extremes and for visual screening.

Topics discussed:
– Outdoor Rooms
– Courtyards
– Porches
– Pergolas
– Walls
– Light wells
– Ceiling planes
– Decks
– Pavilions

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  1. Federico illa
    March 11, 2016

    Awesome work, keep it up !

  2. Reema Hamza
    March 11, 2016


  3. Brandon Conklin
    March 14, 2016

    As a fellow architect and homeowner, I look forward to every lesson!

  4. Elrond Burrell
    March 20, 2016

    Great stuff as always Eric. What is the project & who is the architect for the first "pergola"'example? Lovely simple white design, I'd love to see more of it.

  5. David Clawson
    October 4, 2016

    What would you think about a hybrid pergola for the home at 4:15? Let's say that you wanted to have the "deck" space usable and accessible to the second floor. Maybe have some openings in the deck to the ground level?

  6. Tien Nguyen Hung
    January 9, 2017

    At 7:48, about Decks, "The decking here marks the change from lon
    to pool seating ", Please tell more about "lon" or correct my word!? BTW, your chanel's great!

  7. Noelle Pritchard Barkley
    September 24, 2017

    Hi! New to your channel, but already a huge fan! 😊

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