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Three Views / A House, Tehran

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Three Views / A House, Tehran

Three Views / A House, Tehran

Three Views / A House, Tehran

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New wWave Architecture rotates three cantilevering volumes in Tehran

Designed by local-based practice New Wave Architecture, ‘Three Views / A House’ is a project that wants to highlight the relationship human beings have with nature and how they are tangled to natural landscapes. Located on the Northern side of Tehran, near the domains of the Alborz mountains, the program aimed to create a place where sightseeing, both to the peaks and the flat plains, was one of the principal elements. Their goal was to merge nature with human life, leading them to have a vertical distribution of functions, with less land occupation for building and hence, to allocate more land to design the views to the landscape.
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Cedar House, Poland

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Cedar House, Poland

Cedar House, Poland

Cedar House, Poland

Cedar House, Poland

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Architects office Mariusz Wrzeszcz has completed a single-storey house in Poland featuring cedar-clad walls, and a glazed living room that opens out to a spacious terrace. The Polish firm designed the house for a single client, in a quiet, residential area. Called Cedar House, it is clad almost entirely in cedar boards.
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Blue Lake Retreat, Texas

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Blue Lake Retreat, Texas

Blue Lake Retreat, Texas

Blue Lake Retreat, Texas

Blue Lake Retreat, Texas

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Lake|Flato Architects constructs vertical lakeside retreat above treeline in Texas

American firm Lake|Flato Architects have established a wide range of private residences that merge sustainable architecture and distinctive mid-to-south western landscapes. The project named ‘Blue Lake Retreat’ located in Marble Falls, Texas, is as its name suggests; a lakeside respite that rises vertically with its steep hillside topography. The residence is composed of three storeys and defined by its framed structure and oversized, asymmetric timber roof.
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Chamfer House, Australia

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Chamfer House, Australia

Chamfer House, Australia

Chamfer House, Australia

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True spirit: Mihaly Slocombe Architects renovates a 1970 Australian classic

This 1970s classic, located in Olivers Hill (a 50-minute drive south of Melbourne), was virtually untouched when the current owners bought the property five years ago. Designed by eminent Australian architect, the late Kevin Borland, the two-storey, timber-clad build – called Chamfer House – features the architect’s distinctive angular walls.
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Villa Vortex, Mexico

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Villa Vortex, Mexico

Villa Vortex, Mexico

Villa Vortex, Mexico

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Dynamic Villa Vortex designed by Paulo Fores & ggarchitects

A careful composition of patios, triple height spaces, and a strong sense of visual continuity form the basis of ‘Villa Vortex’. designed in collaboration by architect Paulo Flores and ggarchitects, the home sits on a corner lot in the city of Gueretaro, Mexico. The design’s concept is formulated in a ‘vortex’ of circulation that articulates inner programs.
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Hog Pen Creek Retreat

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Hog Pen Creek Retreat

Hog Pen Creek Retreat

Hog Pen Creek Retreat

Hog Pen Creek Retreat

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US firm Lake Flato has built a waterfront retreat in Austin, Texas, featuring a two-storey porch and a slender lap pool that runs alongside the home. Called the Hog Pen Creek Retreat, the house sits at the confluence of Hog Pen Creek and Lake Austin, on a site dotted with pecan and cypress trees.
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Pagoda House, Sofia\Bulgaria

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Pagoda House, Sofia\Bulgaria

Pagoda House, Sofia\Bulgaria

Pagoda House, Sofia\Bulgaria

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A glass wall frames a vintage Mercedes parked inside this timber-clad residence in the Bulgarian capital by I/O Architects, which is partially submerged into a sloping site. The Bulgarian practice designed Pagoda House to fit into the hillside, linking with an elevated garden tucked behind the bulk of the building on higher ground. Here residents can take in views of the city’s skyline while still remaining hidden from the street.
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3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

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3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

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DKO inserts floating perforated box to house residences in melbourne

Tasked with a heritage and listed façade, Australian architecture firm DKO has sensitively adapted this building into a apartments in Melbourne. The original exterior has been retained on the north, south and east sides, with the blend of old and new defined by a carefully placed insertion. This addition is visualized as a perforated ‘floating’ box set back at 1.3 meters from the existing brick perimeter.
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BN House, São Paulo

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BN House, São Paulo

BN House, São Paulo

BN House, São Paulo

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The architects from Brazilian studio METRO designed a house with several terraces and gardens, blurring the boundary between interior and exterior.

Located in Jardim Paulistano, a residential neighbourhood of São Paulo, BN House includes four volumes at different heights, executed in concrete and linked by a series of glazed circulation pathways. However, despite using exceptionally strong material, the architects didn’t leave the house closed to the outside. They included numerous terraces and gardens in their project, arranging them in a way that enhances the connection between the exterior and the interior.
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Konieczny’s Ark

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Konieczny's Ark

Konieczny's Ark

Konieczny's Ark

Konieczny's Ark

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Noah’s ark: a concrete house floats above South Poland’s mountainous landscape

South Poland’s picturesque, green and mountainous landscape was a key inspiration for Katowice based architecture firm KWK Promes’ latest residential offering, situated in the rolling hills of Brenna.
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