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Casa RGT

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via designboom.com | photos © Luis Gordoa

Surrounded by rivers and canals, this simple two-story dwelling in the Mexican state of Morelos has been completed by local practice GBF Taller de Arquitectura. named ‘Casa RGT’, the property contains two bedrooms — the larger of which adjoins a private terrace cantilevered above a ravine. the second bedroom includes a small loft, designed to increase the room’s capacity.
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Casa Gallarda

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via designboom.com | photos © José Francisco García-Sánchez

Standing out against the cloud-less blue sky, the holiday retreat ‘Casa Gallarda’ in Almeria Spain is by architect José Francisco García-Sánchez of JFGS. Simplistic in form, most noticeably featuring a deep cut in the middle as a vertical window, the property references traditional Mediterranean housing– with little windows to reduce direct heat from the sun and the stark white appearance. orientated to face the best views of its context, the home is organized with amenities suited for everyday activities enjoyed while living in the Mediterranean.
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Retrospect Vineyards House

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via dezeen.com | photos © Russell Abraham

The Retrospect Vineyards House is situated on a 20-acre (eight hectare) site in Sonoma County, a scenic wine-producing region in northern California. The vineyard has been producing pinot noir grapes and selling them to area wineries for 15 years. In 2010, new owners purchased the property and set out to build a home there so they could be more involved in the growing process.
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Planchonella House

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via thecoolist.com | photos © Sean Fennessy / Ben Hosking

This is the kind of retro modernism you might expect to find in the Hollywood Hills. Far from it. The Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett is a new contemporary home in Australia’s tropical northern reaches. It’s a wild, wavy concrete home that is perched high above the rain forest floor. It is grand in design, but intimate in spirit — crafted in a way that brings the forest experience into every space within.
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off-the-grid living

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via designboom.com | photos © Florian Holzherr

Located in the middle of a barren desert landscape in New Mexico, New York-based MOS architects have designed the ‘Element House’ funded and built by the Museum of Outdoor Arts. Sitting as a cluster of silver volumes, the SIPS (structural insulated panel) home is a single entity, designed to function independently by employing passive systems such as solar power, LED lighting and recycling water.
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In Residence: Fernando Romero

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The architect opens up his modernist Mexican villa for the first time

“To me, this house is the ultimate modernity dream come true,” says Fernando Romero of the two-story, mid-century gem he calls home. “It is extremely flexible for all types of activities: for family, for socializing, for living.” Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, Bosque de Chapultepec.
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