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Sicilian farmhouse with corten veranda

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On the Italian island of Sicily, local practice Amore Campione Architettura has renovated and expanded an existing farmhouse. The design seeks to respect the building’s traditional setting with only a few colors and materials used throughout the scheme. The end result is a mix of forms and tones that interact with the region’s historical context. The project comprises four main parts: the garden, the veranda building, the pool and the renovation of the villa.
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American dream: tour our pick of Miami’s ongoing projects

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In our last Miami survey we unveiled a booming city, effortlessly combining brand new world-class architecture with art and culture, attracting starchitects from all over the world, as well as many prominent local architects. Since then, Miami has only been going from strength to strength with key projects reaching completion but several more taking their place in the Florida city’s construction roaster.
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In Residence: César Cervantes

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César Cervantes guides us around Casa Pedregal, a reminder of architect Luis Barragán’s utopian goal

Perched on a lava field in southern Mexico City, Casa Pedregal (formerly known as Casa Prieto López) is the largest private residence designed by Luis Barragán, the country’s most prominent architect. Built between 1947 and 1950, the home was featured in advertising campaigns for urban development El Pedregal in Mexico City, a utopian solution initiated by Barragán to alleviate housing demands in one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
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Painter’s studio in Los Vilos, Chile

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Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

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An addition to ‘Casa Bahia Azul’ in Los Vilos in Chile, architect Felipe Assadi has also designed the adjacent ‘Painter’s Studio’- a submerged concrete retreat on the same coastal plot as the home. embedded into the hill and the surroundings, the long rectangular space is entered via a floating staircase, leading down to the generous open-plan area. kept minimal, the room is used for canvas arrangement, storage of equipment, the activity of painting itself, all the while, looking out the exterior landscape. a light well between the concrete ceiling and wall illuminates the left side, meanwhile a floor to ceiling glass panel opens up to a balcony framing uninterrupted views of the Chilean coast.
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Il Capo (The Chief)

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Yuri Ancarani extracts a striking portrait of marble

“Marble quarries are places so unbelievable and striking, they almost feel like they are big theaters or sets,” says Yuri Ancarani, the filmmaker behind today’s excerpt from the documentary, Il Capo (The Chief), which follows a quarry boss as he guides his men through the extraction process, using a silent language of gesture and sign.
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Ecocapsule

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Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

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If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go? Whatever your answer, Nice Architects’ new ‘Ecocapsule’ could make that a reality.

The spaceship-like container is in fact a mini apartment – a radically downsized alternative to conventional housing – set up with all the luxuries you would expect from a mobile home. (Albeit a far prettier version than its contemporaries.)

Six years in development, the Ecocapsule generates its own clean energy and can be situated anywhere; from tundra to city, woodland to seashore. It started as a small housing unit for artists back in 2008 and has evolved into the self-sufficient pod we see now, fully equipped with the necessary systems for long-term independence.
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