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A kindergarten in Vietnam

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A kindergarten in Vietnam

A kindergarten in Vietnam

A kindergarten in Vietnam

via designboom.com | photos © Hiroyuki Oki

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is a Vietnamese city whose society has progressed in such fast pace, leaving marks even on construction and architecture. Some common practices include deliberately reconditioning old existing buildings and giving them new functional and aesthetic purposes. This is normally done by accompanying a more complex spatial demand, with limited resources, and time. Despite these constraints, local-based architectural practice Kientruc-O transformed an old monolithic space, into a bright, exuberant, and full of vitality kindergarten, a place that fosters the new generation of Vietnamese people.
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Lorong Pantai, Kuala Lumpur

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Lorong Pantai, Kuala Lumpur

Lorong Pantai, Kuala Lumpur

Lorong Pantai, Kuala Lumpur

via designboom.com | photos © OOZN

Located on a verdant hill in one of Kuala Lumpur’s best established suburbs, OOZN has developed a concept that seeks to screen and refresh a 1960’s hillside home. The house takes the form of three tiered living spaces which cascade down the hillside towards the centre of the city. The predominantly glazed northern façade offers spectacular views, whilst being overlooked from the street. Originally conceived as an office area, the client wished to convert this pavilion into the master suite, generating a need for increased privacy.
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Slip House

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Slip House

Slip House

Slip House

Slip House

via ct-architects.co.uk | Photos © Tim Crocker

Occupying one of four plots (a gap in a Brixton terrace), Slip House is CTA in-house development built in the bottom of the garden of a derelict house.

Three simple ‘slipped’ orthogonal box forms break up the bulk of the building and give it it’s striking sculptural quality. The top floor is clad in milky, translucent glass planks which continue past the roof to create a high level enclosure for a private roof terrace.
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Villa Eden, Lake Garda

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Villa Eden, Lake Garda

Villa Eden, Lake Garda

Villa Eden, Lake Garda

via davidchipperfield.co.uk | Photos © David Chipperfield Architects

The western shore of Lake Garda is characterised by its mild climate and richly cultivated landscape. David Chipperfield Architects has built two villas on the hillside looking over the resort town of Gardone Riviera. Both buildings are carefully inserted into the landscape with its olive groves and cypress trees. Their volumes are divided into individual one or two storey structures, which are offset to one another following the topography of the hillside.
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Yerger Residence, Phoenix

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Yerger Residence, Phoenix

Yerger Residence, Phoenix

Yerger Residence, Phoenix

Yerger Residence, Phoenix

via designboom.com | photos © Bill Timmerman

The Yerger Residence in Phoenix, Arizona, is composed of two materialistically different volumes that open to the East to provide constant views of the nearby Camelback Mountain. The house, designed by local practice Chen + Suchart Studio features their masterfully refined use of sand-blasted CMU block and weathering steel. The front entrance sits just above a concrete foundation and garage that serves as a plinth for the structure.
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Chicken Point Cabin, Idaho

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Chicken Point Cabin, Idaho

Chicken Point Cabin, Idaho

Chicken Point Cabin, Idaho

Chicken Point Cabin, Idaho

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The owners of Chicken Point Cabin and their two young children bought the waterfront property—located half an hour from their house in northern Idaho—in order to build a lakeside cabin. Their intent was to be able to use the house year-round, but especially during the summer, when the local weather can get oppressively hot. Their only directive to Tom was simple: make the house as open to the water as possible. Tom’s response to this challenge was as direct as the request: a large pivoting picture window on the waterside that literally opens up to the landscape. “Little house, big window,” in Tom’s words.
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