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In Mexico, local studio Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos has added to their expanding portfolio with a residential property completed for a family of five. Designed to foster a socially inclusive atmosphere, Casa GD’s centerpiece is a large terrace that connects the home’s internal living spaces with a generously proportioned pool. The remainder of the program is contained within a single-storey L-shaped floor plan, favorably oriented to ensure constant ventilation and daylight.
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Colourfully painted window shutters form the facade and roof of this guest house and kitchen in Ho Chi Minh City, designed by local studio Block Architects.
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It wasn’t quite “The Brady Bunch,” but Robin Maguire and Marc Schaberg’s house hunt did involve two single parents, six children, a blended family and a midcentury home in Southern California. And the renovation phase had a sense of urgency, because Ms. Maguire, who worked in real estate development before becoming a novelist and painter, had given up her house to live with Mr. Schaberg, a film financier, in his cramped post-divorce apartment.
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Amidst dunegrass, dull green fading gray, a sturdy complex of concrete faces the sea. Approach from the beach or from ship’s view and the concrete softens at night with a glowing expanse of glass. The texture and tone of the concrete might fool the eye into thinking it a castle of sand, a gray model against the sea. Rather, China’s Vector Architects sought to craft a stage – “like a weathered rock” – whose every part is carefully designed to allow the best experience of light and shadow.
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Switzerland’s striking natural landscape offers many picture-perfect views – but Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architekten’s ‘House in Rombach’ was designed to make particular use of its bucolic setting. Located in a suburb at the edge of Aarau, the capital of Aargau canton, the area’s green vistas took centre stage in the design process. Subsequently, the team focussed on creating a generous top floor, from which the owners and their guests can take in the area’s picturesque scenery.
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We’re on the coast of Alentejo, in Monte Novo da Cruz, Portugal, among sweet rural hills, rows of trees and a stream enveloped in vegetation. Here rises tourist site Pé no Monte designed by [I]da Arquitectos, by remodeling a pre-existing agricultural construction.
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Calvin Klein’s house is amazing. It’s one of the few houses that would rival Redman’s house if it were to ever go on Cribs. Klein has always been relatively publicity shy, in comparison to, say, Ralph Lauren. This house has only ever been photographed by “Vanity Fair,” who got Bruce Weber in, and the “New York Times,” who apparently got some paparazzi in, much to Klein’s disgust.
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The mountain landscape of Washington’s Methow Valley is the setting for this family retreat, conceived by architect Tom Kundig as four structures arranged “like a little campground” around a big rock.
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