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Micro Hutong, Beijing

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Micro Hutong, Beijing

Micro Hutong, Beijing

Micro Hutong, Beijing

Micro Hutong, Beijing

Micro Hutong, Beijing

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ZAO/Standardarchitecture Creates a 30 Square Meter Hostel within a Beijing Hutong

ZAO / Standardarchitecture has completed a hostel inside a renovated beijing hutong that measures just 30 square meters. The project continues the firm’s interest in this typology — typical to the Chinese capital — after previously designing a ‘co-living courtyard’ and a library and gallery space. For this scheme, as with the studio’s earlier work, the brief was to explore the potential of small scale social housing within the city’s traditional architecture.
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Ikema House, Okinawa

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Ikema House, Okinawa

Ikema House, Okinawa

Ikema House, Okinawa

Ikema House, Okinawa

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Cliff hanger: a Japanese house combines modernism and tradition

On the secluded island of Ikema, part of the Okinawan archipelago in the East China Sea, 1100 Architect has recently completed a cliff-top home looking out to sea. Built of concrete to withstand extreme weather, the architects detailed the home with traditional Japanese materials to soften its edges.
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Casa MCNY, São Paulo

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Casa MCNY, São Paulo

Casa MCNY, São Paulo

Casa MCNY, São Paulo

Casa MCNY, São Paulo

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Casa MCNY in Brazil by MF Arquitetos Has Retractable Floor-to-Ceiling Shutters

In Brazil, MF Arquitetos has completed a single story residence with retractable floor-to-ceiling shutters that control privacy, daylight, and views. located in Franca, a municipality in the state of São Paulo, the property extends in a linear trajectory across the longest edge of the plot, offering continual views of a lush adjacent garden. Throughout the design, simple lines and rational volumes create intimate relationships between internal and external space.
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Annandale Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

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Annandale Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

Annandale Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

Annandale Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

Annandale Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

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The Enticingly Remote Seaside Escape of Annandale’s Scrubby Bay in New Zealand

When Annandale, a sheep and cattle station on the coastline near Christchurch, New Zealand, wanted to add an extra experience to the luxurious accommodations it already offered (Annandale is a posh working farm!), the result was Scrubby Bay, the beach house completed in 2013 by Kiwi architect, Andrew Patterson.
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MAKO, Amagansett

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MAKO, Amagansett

MAKO, Amagansett

MAKO, Amagansett

MAKO, Amagansett

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This 2500 sf structure was designed for a multi generational family. The lot that the house sits on is fairly restricted, not only because of it’s dramatic vertical climb, but also because of the beautiful natural dune that we wished to preserve. The location of the dune informed the location of the house and the pool.
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Edifício 1232, Brazil

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Edifício 1232, Brazil

Edifício 1232, Brazil

Edifício 1232, Brazil

Edifício 1232, Brazil

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Arquea Arquitetos Adds Wooden Curtain to Brazil’s Building

Located on a narrow site in downtown Curitiba in Brazil, 1232 Building is a project by Arquea Arquitetos that aims to gives the space the best use for a program of four studios. The two-story building creates a continuous relationship between the private and public space as the passersby can see the back of the plot from the street. Arranged around a central atrium with stairways and walkways, each floor has two apartments — one facing the street and the other facing the garden. The kitchen and service areas open to the atrium, thus ensuring ventilation and natural light.
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King Albert House, Singapore

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King Albert House, Singapore

King Albert House, Singapore

King Albert House, Singapore

King Albert House, Singapore

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Green kingdom: a Singapore house reigns supreme in its leafy surroundings

Critics of Singapore’s modern built landscape invariably focus on the bent of local architects for creating glass boxes that, in the humid tropical heat, become year-round saunas that need 24/7 air-conditioning. This house, located in the island’s tiny King Albert Park, is a textbook example of what can happen when the natural setting and judicious orientation are factored into the design.
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House In Leiria

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House In Leiria

House In Leiria

House In Leiria

House In Leiria

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Looking Down Into A House In Leiria

The sleek, modern, and minimal whited-out house designed by architect, Manuel Aires Mateus, features an indoor-outdoor experience where one can look down into a room’s private patio.
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The Chichester

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The Chichester

The Chichester

The Chichester

The Chichester

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Baca Architects – the studio behind the UK’s first amphibious house – has completed a boxy floating home on Chichester Canal in southern England. The London-based architects developed the floating house as a prototype with British company Floating Homes. The replicable design named Chichester won an ideas competition seeking solutions to London’s housing crisis earlier this year.
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