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In Residence: César Cervantes

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César Cervantes guides us around Casa Pedregal, a reminder of architect Luis Barragán’s utopian goal

Perched on a lava field in southern Mexico City, Casa Pedregal (formerly known as Casa Prieto López) is the largest private residence designed by Luis Barragán, the country’s most prominent architect. Built between 1947 and 1950, the home was featured in advertising campaigns for urban development El Pedregal in Mexico City, a utopian solution initiated by Barragán to alleviate housing demands in one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
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Painter’s studio in Los Vilos, Chile

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Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

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An addition to ‘Casa Bahia Azul’ in Los Vilos in Chile, architect Felipe Assadi has also designed the adjacent ‘Painter’s Studio’- a submerged concrete retreat on the same coastal plot as the home. embedded into the hill and the surroundings, the long rectangular space is entered via a floating staircase, leading down to the generous open-plan area. kept minimal, the room is used for canvas arrangement, storage of equipment, the activity of painting itself, all the while, looking out the exterior landscape. a light well between the concrete ceiling and wall illuminates the left side, meanwhile a floor to ceiling glass panel opens up to a balcony framing uninterrupted views of the Chilean coast.
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Ecocapsule

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Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

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If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go? Whatever your answer, Nice Architects’ new ‘Ecocapsule’ could make that a reality.

The spaceship-like container is in fact a mini apartment – a radically downsized alternative to conventional housing – set up with all the luxuries you would expect from a mobile home. (Albeit a far prettier version than its contemporaries.)

Six years in development, the Ecocapsule generates its own clean energy and can be situated anywhere; from tundra to city, woodland to seashore. It started as a small housing unit for artists back in 2008 and has evolved into the self-sufficient pod we see now, fully equipped with the necessary systems for long-term independence.
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Sawmill House

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Sawmill House

Sawmill House

Sawmill House

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Perched on a hill edge in Yackandandah, australia, ‘Sawmill House’ by Melbourne-based studio- Archier explores the possibility of reusing discarded concrete that goes to waste each year. Working together with the client, the structure utilized 270 one-tonne concrete blocks to craft the perimeter walls of the horizontal, flat-roofed property. Resulting in the varying of textures across the façades, the material choice reflects the sedimentary layers of earth still seen from the site’s previous programs.
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Casa RGT

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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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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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