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Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

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Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

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Seascape Retreat by award winning, Auckland-based Pattersons Associates Architects can only be described as heaven on earth. Located on the Banks Peninsula in the majestic volcanic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island, this modern cottage retreat is set within a rock escarpment in a remote private bay, and is accessible by helicopter or by 4-wheel-drive vehicle across the cliff-top farm tracks. Initially designed in 2011 as a honeymoon destination, Seascape Retreat is a luxury getaway, not only for lovers but also for those who yearn for style, seclusion and awe-inspiring views.
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WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

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WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

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The existing water tower stood on the grounds of the manor of Brasschaat and was erected in order to provide the main house and service buildings with running water. The tower was one of the first buildings made in concrete and continued to be in use up until 1937, when four new water towers were built within the commune of Brasschaat and a completely new water supply system was put in. The water company showed no real interest in the tower due to its totally outdated technique and construction methods..
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Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

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Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

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Concrete and metal, all without interfering with the environment.

Nestled in the hills of Mexico City, the Tepozcuautla House consists of two concrete bodies — one for services and the other for the bulk of the house’s main areas — joined by steel bridges and a cantilevered staircase. The stairs and bridges give the illusion of walking on the vegetation below, all without interfering with the surrounding flora for maximum sustainability.
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Gallop House, Singapore

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Gallop House, Singapore

Gallop House, Singapore

Gallop House, Singapore

Gallop House, Singapore

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A louvred wooden screen protects the upper storey of this west-facing house in Singapore from direct sunlight, while the lower levels are partly embedded in the hillside site and shaded by the floors above. The Gallop House was designed for a local developer and his family by Singapore studio Formwerkz Architects, whose previous residential projects in the city-state include a concrete house with plants growing on its various levels and a faceted property with a triangular window interrupting its timber-clad facades.
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9 Leedon Park, Singapore

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9 Leedon Park, Singapore

9 Leedon Park, Singapore

9 Leedon Park, Singapore

9 Leedon Park, Singapore

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Polished, bush-hammered and board-marked concrete all feature at this Singapore house, designed by Ip:li Architects for a concrete supplier keen to show off the material of his trade. Named 9 Leedon Park, the bungalow is located in the garden of the client’s existing house, and boasts a terrace overlooking a swimming pool and tennis courts.
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Résidence LeJeune, Montréal

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Résidence LeJeune, Montréal

Résidence LeJeune, Montréal

Résidence LeJeune, Montréal

Résidence LeJeune, Montréal

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Named ‘The Lejeune Residence’, architecture open form has revitalized a once neglected duplex building in Montréal into a single-family home with flexible interiors and an exterior garden. Despite the fragility of the existing building and its structure, the owners envisioned an architectural approach that was sustainable, bold and at the same time respectful of the historic characteristics of the 125-year-old building.
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Stepped Roof House

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Stepped Roof House

Stepped Roof House

Stepped Roof House

Stepped Roof House

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This small seaside holiday home by Norwegian studio Lund Hagem nestles against a cliff, and features a stepped concrete roof that doubles as a viewing platform. Designed as a summer residence for Svein Lund – one of the Oslo studio’s founding partners – the 30-square-metre retreat sits on a rocky site in Sandefjord on Norway’s south-east coast.
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HOUSE IN VALLVIDRERA, BARCELONA

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HOUSE IN VALLVIDRERA, BARCELONA

HOUSE IN VALLVIDRERA, BARCELONA

HOUSE IN VALLVIDRERA, BARCELONA

HOUSE IN VALLVIDRERA, BARCELONA

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The project is situated in the Vallvidrera neighborhood, a residential area with views overlooking the city of Barcelona, surrounded by the Collserola natural park, in a very sloped and small plot situated between a valley and a pine forest.

The objectives of the project were to get the maximum possible building area within a tight budget and an optimized orientation of all openings while protecting the privacy of the owners.
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Nerima House, Tokyo

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Nerima House, Tokyo

Nerima House, Tokyo

Nerima House, Tokyo

Nerima House, Tokyo

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Bands of timber alternate with slices of glazing across the facade of this Tokyo house by Swedish studio Elding Oscarson, offering a degree of privacy while also exploiting views of the garden.

The Stockholm studio designed Nerima House as a weekend house for a couple who will eventually relocate to the city permanently.

The house will also be inhabited from time to time by the clients’ grown-up children, who are based in Tokyo and abroad.
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