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Tin Shed

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“Fancy staying in a tin shed for our next holiday, dear?” Imagine the frost that would descend over that little scene, but call off the solicitors long enough to experience this unusual bed and breakfast in Sydney’s suburb of Redfern.
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CASA XONAR

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Mixing modern with Arabic and Islamic influences, Casa XONAR by Arnold Aarssen & Janneke de Bruijn-Haane, a guest retreat in the heart of ancient Silves, Portugal, once a center of the former, fabled Andalusia, offers luxury, privacy, and history.
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Les Bébés Cupcakery

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The design concept for this cupcake bakery in Taipei is much like the design of the classic cupcake itself: a rigid, plain shell in which is held all the sweet ingredients. J.C. Architecture designed the cup of Les Bébés Cupcakery with the simple outline of a child’s drawing, faced with a huge window punctured by an equally simply shaped window box display and an imposing door, both seemingly floating, leading inside.
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Villa Escarpa

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Architect Mário Martins, founder of Mário Martins Atelier, has been molding the contemporary structures of western Algrave, Portugal for the past 20 years. Martins latest addition to the Algrave’s rolling landscape is the Villa Escarpa, a rectangular white structure suspended from the hillside that was inspired by the Bauhaus movement.
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Copenhagen Townhouse II

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via Yatzer™ | photo © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

From the outside, we see a traditional brick townhouse with all that Copenhagen offers. Its four level vertical stretched structure consists of decorative brick opening window details, which also define its robustness and traditional character. This is what the clients initially fell in love with, visualising their interior design contrasts and the relationship between them.
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The NYC penthouse with an 80-ft slide

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The SkyHouse slide and library. Copyright David Hotson
 

The SkyHouse takes a century-old skyscraper and turns its upper floors into a playful residential dream

Many of us dream of the house we would like to build, though, in reality, few of us realise these imagined residencies, and often settle for some kind of period conversion. The SkyHouse, a new penthouse apartment in the American Tract Society Building in Manhattan certainly is a conversion; the tower was constructed in 1896, and this crowning apartment occupies the highest floor of the block, as well as a three-storey hipped-roof tower, which tops the building off. However, few of us could imagine living here, even in our wildest dreams.
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House In Rainha, Portugal

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On a hillside rising high above a lagoon that flows into the Atlantic Ocean, the House in Rainha takes claim to two rectangular volumes constructed of concrete and glass. Brussels based architecture firm AABE designed the residence, which functions as the holiday home for a family who enjoys escaping the city for relaxing weekend getaways.
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