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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

via designboom.com | photos © Wang Ning

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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Aspvik House

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Aspvik House

Aspvik House

Aspvik House

via dezeen.com | photos © Åke E:son Lindman

Stockholm-based architect Andreas Martin-Löf designed Aspvik House as a weekend retreat for himself on land owned by his family. It sits on a steep hill in Aspvik, a town in the Stockholm archipelago, about a 40-minute drive from the city.
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Birchgrove House, Sydney

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Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

via habitusliving.com | Photos © Murray Fredericks

The rationale for the Birchgrove House design was to improve the house through simplification and a maximisaton of the outdoor experience on the tight site. One solution to the tight size of the space was to replace all upper level external walls to the courtyard with a fully operable façade. The main bathroom sprawls out onto the upper balcony, the doors completely retreating within the wall cavity, creating a private outdoor bathroom experience.
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Casa Lara, São Paulo

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Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

via designboom.com | photos © Ricardo Bassetti

Brazilian architect Felipe Hess has designed ‘Casa Lara’; a generous and light-filled home nestled in between two gardens on either side in São Paulo. Formed as three stacked volumes with contrasting materials and sizes, the living areas have been clustered together on the ground floor and decorated in a retro and contemporary style. The home is then topped with a flat-roof, featuring a sun deck and a curtain-wrapped shelter which hosts an outdoor dining and kitchen area with panoramic views over the city.
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House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

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House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

via designboom.com | photos © Nelson Kon

Carla Juaçaba’s design for a weekend home in mountainous eastern region of Rio de Janeiro uses the load bearing properties of meter-thick stone walls to suspend the roof and floor joists. Four steel beams puncture walls so as to allow a sliver of glazing to wash the interior of the stone walls with diffused light. The visual weight of the rustic stone counters the lightness of the horizontal planes, creating an effect that mirrors the nearby river where diaphanous space confronts stalwart earth. The home explores the architectonics of encounter; water and fire, weight and lightness, archaic and industrial, and solid versus void.
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