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Observation House

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Observation House

Observation House

Observation House

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An “elevated meadow” surrounds the glazed living space of this house in a Bulgarian village, which is raised above the fields on stone-filled cages to give it the appearance of an observation tower. Architects Viara Jeliazkova, Georgi Katov, Stefan Apostolov from Sofia-based firm I/O Architects designed Observation House to take advantage of a hilltop plot in north-east Bulgaria.
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House on Lac Grenier

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House on Lac Grenier

House on Lac Grenier

House on Lac Grenier

House on Lac Grenier

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An hour’s drive from Montreal, a woodland plot overlooking Lac Grenier provides an idyllic setting for a site-sensitive home. Bound by a steep incline to the north and a stream to the south, Montreal based Paul Bernier Architecte positioned this new house lengthwise between the two, carefully preserving the natural features of the site.
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Twisted Art Museum

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Twisted Art Mueum

Twisted Art Mueum

Twisted Art Mueum

Twisted Art Mueum

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Bjarke Ingels’ firm has unveiled its plans to build an art gallery that twists across a river in a Norwegian sculpture park. Described by Ingels as an “inhabitable bridge”, the Kistefos Museum will span the Randselva river that winds through the centre of the Kistefos Sculpture Park near Oslo.
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Casa MTY, Mexico

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Casa MTY, Mexico

Casa MTY, Mexico

Casa MTY, Mexico

Casa MTY, Mexico

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Designed by the mexican firm bgp arquitectura, ‘Casa MTY’ is a house located in the forest of San Pedro Garza García, a city in north part of Mexico. The partially-wooded area has recently been developed in 10,000 square-meter lots and follows stringent environmental protection regulations. The rocky and varied topography motivated the project to be developed in a series of boxes that flow between the contours and the surrounding vegetation. The varied layout is linked through a series of textures and independent patios that create an interplay of light and shadow while sheltering the house from the region’s extreme climate.
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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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