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Contemporary Vernacular, Corsica

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Contemporary Vernacular, Corsica

Contemporary Vernacular, Corsica

Contemporary Vernacular, Corsica

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Designed by WY-TO architects, ‘Contemporary Vernacular’ is a holiday house in the south-east of Corsica, the largest French island in the Mediterranean Sea. This architectural monolith has been developed in harmony with its immediate context, both in the use of materials from the region and for relying on local expertise for the craftsmanship. Its thick walls are made out of stones while all windows and doors use local wood. The concrete floor has been cast using timber planks revealing its genuine pattern.
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Watervilla Weesperzijde

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Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

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Designed by Amsterdam studio +31 Architects, Watervilla Weesperzijde is among the growing number of houseboats lining the banks of the Netherlands’ waterways. The floating villa is located on the river Amstel, just downstream of an earlier houseboat by the firm Watervilla de Omval.
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Great Wall Museum Fine Art

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Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

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Knowing that art can have the power to change reality, Archstudio has transformed a decaying pharmaceutical factory in Zibo, China, into the Great Wall Museum of Fine Art, a place dedicated to showcase contemporary works. The design concept is based on the decentralized structure of the previous industrial construction and the character that the enclosed exterior gives to the building, emphasizing the relationship between the internal and external spaces.
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Aspvik House

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Aspvik House

Aspvik House

Aspvik House

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Stockholm-based architect Andreas Martin-Löf designed Aspvik House as a weekend retreat for himself on land owned by his family. It sits on a steep hill in Aspvik, a town in the Stockholm archipelago, about a 40-minute drive from the city.
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Birchgrove House, Sydney

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Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

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The rationale for the Birchgrove House design was to improve the house through simplification and a maximisaton of the outdoor experience on the tight site. One solution to the tight size of the space was to replace all upper level external walls to the courtyard with a fully operable façade. The main bathroom sprawls out onto the upper balcony, the doors completely retreating within the wall cavity, creating a private outdoor bathroom experience.
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Casa Lara, São Paulo

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Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

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Brazilian architect Felipe Hess has designed ‘Casa Lara’; a generous and light-filled home nestled in between two gardens on either side in São Paulo. Formed as three stacked volumes with contrasting materials and sizes, the living areas have been clustered together on the ground floor and decorated in a retro and contemporary style. The home is then topped with a flat-roof, featuring a sun deck and a curtain-wrapped shelter which hosts an outdoor dining and kitchen area with panoramic views over the city.
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