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10 houses from Dezeen's Pinterest boards that offer ideas for outdoor dining

A Miami Beach residence that takes indoor-outdoor living to the extreme and a Japanese house with a garden dining room feature in our Pinterest roundup of homes that prioritise entertaining in the summer months.

Midden Garden Pavilion, South Africa, Metropolis

A concrete pavilion in the grounds of this Cape Town residence houses a dining area with views of Table Mountain. The owners wanted somewhere they could entertain friends and family while still enjoying the spectacular scenery.

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Camp Baird, USA, by Malcolm Davis Architecture

The doors of this glass structure open up to create an open-air dining space. The multipurpose box can also be used as a place to sleep, lounge or practise yoga.

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Wall House, Kuwait, by AGi Architects

A void between floors creates a serene courtyard dining space in this contemporary terraced house. Like many houses in Kuwait, the building is designed to provide as much privacy for residents as possible

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Artist Studio and Workshop, USA, by Mork-Ulnes Architects

Lush pockets of taro, fig and bamboo evoke a jungle-like atmosphere in the dining area of this artist's studio, which opens out onto the surrounding farmland.

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Outside In, Japan, by Takeshi Hosaka

Japanese architect Takeshi Hosaka's concept for Outside In was to bring the garden inside – the opposite of his previous house, Inside Out, which lets rain in. Glass screens fold across the front of the house to transform a covered garden into an indoor dining room.

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That House, Australia, by Austin Maynard Architects

A covered dining area overlooks the garden of this modest family dwelling in Melbourne. Small courtyards scattered throughout the house also help to bring the outside in.

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Villa Matilde, Brazil, by  Terra e Tuma

An intimate dining area squeezes between the walls of this narrow São Paulo villa. Rooms are arranged simply around a small courtyard, in line with the client's minimal lifestyle.

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Jimi House, UK, by Paul Archer

An open-plan kitchen overflows onto the terrace of this London home to create an outdoor dining experience. The ground floor layout has also been reconfigured to optimise views of the newly landscaped garden.

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Pine Tree House, USA, by SAOTA

This expansive waterfront home in Miami makes the most of indoor-outdoor living with a exterior dining space and bar. The outdoor area also includes a large waterslide, pool and hot tub.

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S House, Israel, by Pitsou Kedem

A formal outdoor dining space sits beneath a cantilevered concrete box in this beachfront Israeli home. Glass walls on the ground floor are able to retract and rotate, creating entirely open spaces connected to the poolside terrace.

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