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MLA, São Paulo

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MLA, São Paulo

MLA, São Paulo

MLA, São Paulo

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Jacobsen Arquitetura Visually Blends Inside and Outside with São Paulo House

Taking advantage of the tropical climate and the generous plot of land, Rio de Janeiro-based firm Jacobsen Arquitetura have conceived the ‘MLA’ home in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo. The urban dwelling was developed with a brief to be comfortable, warm but open to its surroundings, light and constructed with modern engineering with natural materials. The resulting design sees a single volume that runs parallel with one of its sides open completely to the lush garden landscape occupying the front.
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Life House, Wales

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Life House, Wales

Life House, Wales

Life House, Wales

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Covered with black bricks on the outside, John Pawson’s ‘Life House’ welcomes the guests with brightness and soft colors in the interior. Acknowledged for his minimalistic aesthetics, the British architect once again created a generous and balanced space, this time located in central Wales.

Commissioned by Living Architecture, John Pawson spent nearly five years working on this simple yet refined retreat and making it a perfect space to ease one’s mind and find the serenity. Influenced by Japanese design and the architecture of Benedictine monks, the architect consulted with the philosopher Alain de Botton to develop the concept.
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Windhover, Stanford University

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Windhover, Stanford University

Windhover, Stanford University

Windhover, Stanford University

Windhover, Stanford University

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This spiritual refuge by Aidlin Darling Design at California’s Stanford University features vertical cedar slats and thick walls made of soil excavated from the building site. Called the Windhover, the building sits at the heart of the university’s campus, located in the city of Stanford in northern California. Sitting on the site of a former parking lot and next to an oak grove, it is designed to facilitate meditation through art and nature.
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Valeria House, Buenos Aires

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Valeria House, Buenos Aires

Valeria House, Buenos Aires

Valeria House, Buenos Aires

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Slabs of board-marked concrete form the walls, floors and roof of this holiday home designed by architects by Luciano Kruk and María Victoria Besonías for a coastal forest near Buenos Aires. The 190-square-metre retreat named Valeria House is tucked between tree trunks in the secluded Argentinian seaside resort Valeria del Mar.
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Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

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Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

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Around the corner: this Buenos Aires house uses a traditional Porteño typology

The traditional residential typology that defined the fabric of Buenos Aires in the 19th century is called casa chorizo or ‘sausage’ house, an inheritance from the Italian immigrants who adapted the classic Roman floor plan to a new urban reality.
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Buster Delin’s holiday home

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Buster Delin’s holiday home

Buster Delin’s holiday home

Buster Delin’s holiday home

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Life in a Box: the Summer House of Architect Buster Delin in Sweden

From Swedish interiors magazine Residence and its stellar editor-in-chief Hanna Nova Beatrice comes a new annual “bookazine” titled My Residence, featuring a selection of Swedish homes as seen in the magazine. As a sneak peek from inside the book we present here an article in partnership with Residence, about the summer house architect Buster Delin built himself in the Swedish countryside.
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HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

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HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

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This cabin perched on a hillside on Norway’s west coast features modular rooms that extend outwards from the main structure to enhance views of the adjacent fjord. Architecture studio Rever & Drage was asked to replace a dilapidated holiday home from the 1950s with a contemporary cabin that makes the most of the spectacular vistas from its site in the district of Straumsnes. The original building was demolished. But a swimming pool from the same period was retained and refurbished, along with a recent annex that the studio integrated into its proposal and used as a reference for the new building’s material palette.
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Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

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Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

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A Modern Summer House On A Greek Island

Located on the Greek island of Paros, studio Re-act Architects designed a modern retreat as a reinterpretation of Cycladic architecture. Inspired by the traditional cubic form, architects Natasha Deliyianni and Yiorgos Spiridonos added a minimal touch to the white summer house titled ‘Maison Kamari‘. Nestled into the curve of the site’s plot, the structure’s design features an expansive terrace with a pool, overlooking the Aegean Sea.
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Casa Caldera, Arizona

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Casa Caldera, Arizona

Casa Caldera, Arizona

Casa Caldera, Arizona

Casa Caldera, Arizona

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DUST Custom Builds an Off-Grid Arizona Dwelling from Volcanic Rock

In Arizona’s San Rafael Valley, architectural alliance DUST has completed a dwelling designed in direct response to the region’s distinct history and context. Located 15 miles North of the border between the United States and Mexico, ‘Casa Caldera’ occupies a site formed by volcanic activity that resulted in a mineral and resource-rich land. ‘From native agricultural cultures, to nomadic hunter-gatherers, to conquistadors and missionaries, to pioneers, miners, cattle, and cowboys, to militia, migrants, and narcotraficantes., the San Rafael Valley in Southern Arizona is the quintessential landscape and folklore of the wild west’, says the design team.
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Hudson Guesthouse, New York

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Hudson Guesthouse, New York

Hudson Guesthouse, New York

Hudson Guesthouse, New York

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House rules: Janson Goldstein creates a serene guest house in the Hudson Valley

For a sleek guesthouse in upstate New York, Manhattan-based architecture firm Janson Goldstein didn’t want to compete with the existing main house on the rural site. ‘We did this by coming up with a very simple and clear design,’ says partner Hal Goldstein.
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