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Acne Studios, Seoul flagship store

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Acne Studios, Seoul flagship store

Acne Studios, Seoul flagship store

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Known for their attention to detail, experimental use of materials and an emphasis on tailoring, Stockholm-based fashion house Acne Studios have opened their Korean flagship in the heart of Seoul’s Cheongdam district. Designed by British architect Sophie Hicks, the design celebrates and reflects the clothing brand’s paired-back and refined aesthetics. On the outside, the standalone building is visualized as a restrained and translucent lightbox. Clad fully with polycarbonate panels– emphasizing the soft diffusion of light from within – the scheme exudes a ghostly yet minimalist character and obscures the contrasting layout of the interiors.
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Concrete Cut

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Concrete Cut

Concrete Cut

Concrete Cut

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A state-of-the-art retreat from studio Pitsou Kedem.

Architecture firm Pitsou Kedem, based in Tel Aviv, has built a stunning concrete-cut house inspired by modernist design. Sitting at around 5,300 square feet, the structure is tucked inside the bustling city of Ramat Gan, notable for its high-tech industry and diamond exchanges.
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Frank Gehry at LACMA

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Frank Gehry at LACMA

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It’s an incontrovertible fact of contemporary architecture that Frank Gehry is the most famous architect working today. The Guggenheim Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris are among the most iconic, singular works of architecture constructed during the last half-century — a point that is duly noted and expanded upon in a retrospective of Gehry’s career that opens this week at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Simply titled “Frank Gehry,” the monographic show runs through March 20, 2016 in the museum’s Resnick Pavilion (which was designed by another titan of contemporary architecture, Renzo Piano).
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VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

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VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

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Nestled in southeastern Spain’s Guadalest Valley, a sustainable luxury resort has opened its doors to guests. The inaugural VIVOOD Landscape Hotel comprises 25 independent suites, which are lightly and unobtrusively perched above the rugged, undulating terrain. The retreat also includes a fine dining restaurant and lounge bar, a panoramic swimming pool, and a host of private terraces and jacuzzis.
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Hyunama House

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Hyunama House

Hyunama House

Hyunama House

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When asked to build a small house in Bugye, Korea, Seung H-Sang of IROJE Architects & Planners, found himself with the difficult task of embedding an architectural structure within a majestic natural landscape previously untouched. The owner had previously planted five botanical gardens and asked the architect to create a dwelling where he could contemplate and meditate amongst them. It is at the end of these green spaces that Seung H-Sang has constructed ‘Hyunama’, or the black cottage, sitting still in the middle of a forest.
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SaLo House

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SaLo House

SaLo House

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Architect Patrick Dillon built this sustainable house on a forested hilltop in Panama from salvaged materials that had to be brought to the site by boat and horseback. The project to design and build the SaLo House, which is named after its location near the tip of Punta de San Lorenzo, began in 1997 when Dillon was working on the construction of a bridge over the San Pablo River in southwestern Panama.
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Pickles & Round House

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Pickles & Round House

Pickles & Round House

Skewed House

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The Pickles & Round House was the first project that Jo and Harry worked on together, and resulted in the formulation of their architecture studio Pickles & Rouse Architects. “We bought this house in 2010 and it has been evolving ever since. This was our first house and design project together, hence the name and establishment of our Architectural firm Pickles & Rouse,” says Jo Lambis. “The house has recently been sold as our family is becoming larger, however the buyers would like to evolve the house further so we will be helping them to achieve this.”
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Skewed House

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Skewed House

Skewed House

Skewed House

Skewed House

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Designed by architects, Lijo Jos and Reny Lijo of LIJO.RENY.architects, Skewed House carries a well-defined aesthetic sensibility that weaves through spaces. Simple clean lines, volumetric variations, refined colour schemes and the considered integration of interiors and exteriors, all combine to create a joyous living space.
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East House

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East House

East House

East House

East House

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Nestled into the wildflowers and grassy fields of Martha’s Vineyard, Boston-based Peter Rose and Partners has sought to embed ‘East House’ into its natural landscape. Characterized by a series of concrete volumes, the walls are ten-inches thick with Spanish cedar window frames orientated to capture its coastal setting.
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