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Planchonella House

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via thecoolist.com | photos © Sean Fennessy / Ben Hosking

This is the kind of retro modernism you might expect to find in the Hollywood Hills. Far from it. The Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett is a new contemporary home in Australia’s tropical northern reaches. It’s a wild, wavy concrete home that is perched high above the rain forest floor. It is grand in design, but intimate in spirit — crafted in a way that brings the forest experience into every space within.
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off-the-grid living

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via designboom.com | photos © Florian Holzherr

Located in the middle of a barren desert landscape in New Mexico, New York-based MOS architects have designed the ‘Element House’ funded and built by the Museum of Outdoor Arts. Sitting as a cluster of silver volumes, the SIPS (structural insulated panel) home is a single entity, designed to function independently by employing passive systems such as solar power, LED lighting and recycling water.
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In Residence: Fernando Romero

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The architect opens up his modernist Mexican villa for the first time

“To me, this house is the ultimate modernity dream come true,” says Fernando Romero of the two-story, mid-century gem he calls home. “It is extremely flexible for all types of activities: for family, for socializing, for living.” Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, Bosque de Chapultepec.
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In Residence: Carlos Herrera

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The cultivated tones and clean lines of the Mexican architect’s weekend getaway

From sprawling coastal Country Clubs and lush resorts to secluded private residences, the Mexican architect Carlos Herrera is known throughout Latin America for his sophisticated approach to contemporary luxury on every scale. His own home in Cuernavaca, some thirty minutes south of Mexico City, is no exception: the expansive, concrete concoction reveals an earthy, elemental kind of modernism with simple, heavy furnishings and endless stretches of travertine and marble.
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Barrancas House

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via hypebeast.com | photos © Jaime Navarro, Roland Halbe

Mexico-based EZEQUIELFARCA architecture & design has completed a restoration project of a spacious 1970s residence in Mexico City. Despite initial doubts on the aesthetic qualities of the home, the design firm took advantage of the vast amounts of open space and tranquil views available, by creating earthy, multifunctional areas achieved through movable screen walls.
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Casa Brutale

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Casa Brutale

Casa Brutale

Casa Brutale

via designboom | images © OPA

‘Casa Brutale’ is an unclad statement of simplicity and harmony in contemporary architecture. The conceptual residence, by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture), is a chameleonic living space that teeters on the high cliffs above the Aegean sea. It is a study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, waiting hopefully to be built.
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Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

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Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

via designboom | images © Dionisio González

Spanish artist Dionisio González brings us his latest series ‘Trans-Actions’, a set of imaginary architectural realizations which beckon the question — are these structures contemporary habitable spaces or ruins of a former landscape now forgotten? Mobile observatories, occasional retreats, workplaces, hydraulic structures and stationary zeppelins stand out for their ability to surprise and astound the onlookers around them.
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