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As a 14-year-old surfing prodigy, Strider Wasilewski used to hunt the crowded Southern California coast for quiet surf spots. One of his favorites was Little Dume Beach, near Point Dume in Malibu, a crescent of sand half-hidden in a cove at the bottom of steep bluffs..
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Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is a Vietnamese city whose society has progressed in such fast pace, leaving marks even on construction and architecture. Some common practices include deliberately reconditioning old existing buildings and giving them new functional and aesthetic purposes. This is normally done by accompanying a more complex spatial demand, with limited resources, and time. Despite these constraints, local-based architectural practice Kientruc-O transformed an old monolithic space, into a bright, exuberant, and full of vitality kindergarten, a place that fosters the new generation of Vietnamese people.
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Located on a verdant hill in one of Kuala Lumpur’s best established suburbs, OOZN has developed a concept that seeks to screen and refresh a 1960’s hillside home. The house takes the form of three tiered living spaces which cascade down the hillside towards the centre of the city. The predominantly glazed northern façade offers spectacular views, whilst being overlooked from the street. Originally conceived as an office area, the client wished to convert this pavilion into the master suite, generating a need for increased privacy.
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Occupying one of four plots (a gap in a Brixton terrace), Slip House is CTA in-house development built in the bottom of the garden of a derelict house.
Three simple ‘slipped’ orthogonal box forms break up the bulk of the building and give it it’s striking sculptural quality. The top floor is clad in milky, translucent glass planks which continue past the roof to create a high level enclosure for a private roof terrace.
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Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there was a small house and a stream. The existing building was located in an upper level of the land eventually liable to small landslides, which determined its demolition and the relocation of the new construction.
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The western shore of Lake Garda is characterised by its mild climate and richly cultivated landscape. David Chipperfield Architects has built two villas on the hillside looking over the resort town of Gardone Riviera. Both buildings are carefully inserted into the landscape with its olive groves and cypress trees. Their volumes are divided into individual one or two storey structures, which are offset to one another following the topography of the hillside.
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Tube socks, empty swimming pools and boards.
Hugh Holland is a photographer who captured the skate scene in Los Angeles in the 1970′s. Over three years, he took a ton of photos, chronicalling the skating’s evolution from its roots of ’unruly after-school activity’ to a fully fledged sport.
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Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs in Australia, this home in Cottesloe, WA, was designed around a young family who have recently moved to Australia from Switzerland.
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This East Austin home combines pure Modernism with a regional vernacular referencing aging structures such as barns and stables found throughout rural Texas.
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The National Geographic Photo Contest winners have been announced. Every year photographers from around the globe share photographs that transport us to another place, connect with us emotionally, or stir us to action.
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