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Staab Residence, Arizona

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Staab Residence, Arizona

Staab Residence, Arizona

Staab Residence, Arizona

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Arizona-based practice Chen + Suchart Studio have completed the 3,000 sqft Staab Residence in the picturesque desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona. The house is conceived as three separate volumes whose relationship to one another informs the use and form of the structure. The design aims to provide a more closed off ground level to offer privacy from the neighbors, while at the same time allowing enough transparency to enjoy views of the McDowell Mountains.
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The Red House, New Zealand

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The Red House, New Zealand

The Red House, New Zealand

The Red House, New Zealand

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Titirangi, a suburb on the western edge of Auckland and a renowned creative retreat, has an enviably high number of architect-designed houses. The Red House is the latest, designed for an artist and percussionist. At only 90 sq m, and with a tight budget, it works efficiently to provide all the practical needs of life, while expertly elevating everyday materials and using light to make a simple house rich and engaging.
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Kelly Slater Creates the Perfect Wave

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Surfing just changed forever.

In the wake of the Surf Snowdonia waterpark — home to the world’s longest man-made wave — comes the creation of 11-time World Surf League Champion, Kelly Slater. As the culmination of a decade-long project to create the most perfect surf wave, the LA-based Kelly Slater Wave Company recently tested out its wave machine with the man taking the honor of riding its first wave, which certainly looked mathematically perfect on the surface.
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Writing Pavilion, Brooklyn

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Writing Pavilion, Brooklyn

Writing Pavilion, Brooklyn

Writing Pavilion, Brooklyn

Writing Pavilion, Brooklyn

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Tucked away at the bottom of a Brooklyn garden, this tiny cedar-clad pavilion was designed as a retreat for a pair of writers. Brooklyn-based firm Architensions has created a minimal space with carefully placed views and plenty of natural light, designed to reduce potential distractions.
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Circular Pavilion, Paris

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Circular Pavilion, Paris

Circular Pavilion, Paris

Circular Pavilion, Paris

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Designed by Encore Heureux Architects, this temporary structure in Paris is an experimental project built using reused materials. The name ‘Circular Pavilion’ refers not to the building’s shape, but rather to a design process that involves using recycled components. The scheme demonstrates the potential of re-use in architecture, which fits the context of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
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AMB House, São Paulo

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AMB House, São Paulo

AMB House, São Paulo

AMB House, São Paulo

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This exquisite jungle paradise home is situated on the coast of São Paulo, Guaruja City in the middle of the Atlantic Forest. Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura, AMB House is tucked into forest on a terrain with accentuated slopes that give different views of an almost untouched natural landscape.
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Casa T, Tulum

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Casa T, Tulum

Casa T, Tulum

Casa T, Tulum

Casa T, Tulum

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Casa T is a private residence composed of three studios located in Tulum, Mexico. Designed by Studio Architectos and owned by a New York fashion designer, the space integrates the idea of a Caribbean paradise with many textures, colors and adaptation to the tropical framework.
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Blairgowrie II

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Blairgowrie II

Blairgowrie II

Blairgowrie II

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Known as the Blairgowrie II house, this timber and glass pavilion by InForm is nestled on Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Principle architect, Simon Perkins together with principle interior designer, Kanako Nakanishi have created a striking home that captures the spirit of its surrounds. The dwelling includes a double garage, four bedrooms and a lounge, as well as an open plan kitchen, meals and living space that opens onto a lush green lawn and surrounding bushland.
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Most Loved: Knotted Chair

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Most Loved: in the first movie of our exclusive new video series, Marcel Wanders looks back at his chair made from knotted rope, which helped propel the Dutch designer to international stardom when it was launched in 1996. Wanders’ Knotted Chair is made from lengths of hand-braided aramid and carbon fibre cord, which are impregnated with epoxy resin to provide rigidity.
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Maison à Vincennes

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Maison à Vincennes

Maison à Vincennes

Maison à Vincennes

Maison à Vincennes

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The object of our renovation work is a house located in Vincennes, within the radius which surrounds the Château de Vincennes, a radius monitored by architects of historical monuments.

The building seems to have remained largely in its original state since the beginning of the 20th century, and has not been renovated at all for at least thirty years. The distribution of spaces was very awkward, and any rapport between the house and the garden was nonexistent. In regards to an energy plan there was no insulation (neither within the walls nor within the attic spaces), and only single, non-waterproofed windows. The means of heating the house being individual gas burners. Almost a caricature.
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