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German photographer Stephanie Kloss visited some of California’s iconic Mid-Century Modern homes to create this series of 1940s-inspired images.
The abundance of film stars and warm weather made California a “hot-spot for architectural experimentation” by prolific west-coast architects including Richard Neutra, John Lautner, E Stewart Williams and Albert Frey during the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
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The shelter is located on a steep terrain on the edge of the village, with a privileged view over the Serra d’Arga mountains. The building should occupy the space of the existing ruin, be small, compact and have a pool.
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Swiss architect Christian Kerez created a family home featuring a single wall dividing the building in half and creating two distinct living spaces. Although it appears narrow from the outside, the house is spacious and open plan, with only the bathroom sectioned off.
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The first test site for the Starter Home* thesis, 3106 St. Thomas is an undersized lot in the Irish Channel neighborhood. Technically a historic district, the Irish Channel is in fact highly diverse in the character of its built environment, filled with low-density historic housing equally as regional industrial infrastructure.
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The arrangement of objects in a given space or a defined format in order to give meaning to the placement and arrangement of the items, The result of the relationship between the object and the framework of the artistic creation.
A private, family residence in an urban environment. From without, the building does not reveal that it is a home. It resembles a mold or an artist’s canvas or an almost two dimensional frame within whose area various openings have been placed and which are enveloped with a dynamic system of wooden, linear strips.
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STC Arquitectos is an Argentinian studio founded by Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot, and Ivan Castañeda. Together they designed ‘Casa La Viña’, a suburban home located in the west part of Alta Gracia, Argentina. The dwelling was thought as an atemporal container supported by a semi-urban grid, that seeks to contemplate the environment. Its boundary walls evoke, in a contemporary style, the remnants of the industrial era of the city, the English-style steel sheet houses, and the train station.
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A new art gallery in Spain’s Cáceres region intertwines a blossoming contemporary art scene with the area’s rich tobacco growing history.
Cultural Center La Gota is a new exhibition space, which sits on the former site of a 1930s building. Designed by local architects Losada García Arquitectos, the gallery combines a permanent collection by Spanish artist Sofia Feliu with temporary event spaces and a museum dedicated to tobacco production.
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Villa R is located in a forest edge in Aarhus and is positioned as close to the trees as possible. Inspired by the unique relation to the woods, the objective was to create a house that brings the forest inside through large glass panels – and create an ever-changing seasonal backdrop for the interior living spaces.
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As a 14-year-old surfing prodigy, Strider Wasilewski used to hunt the crowded Southern California coast for quiet surf spots. One of his favorites was Little Dume Beach, near Point Dume in Malibu, a crescent of sand half-hidden in a cove at the bottom of steep bluffs..
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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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