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Monte Do Córrego, Portugal

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Monte Do Córrego, Portugal

Monte Do Córrego, Portugal

Monte Do Córrego, Portugal

Monte Do Córrego, Portugal

via ignant.de | Photos © Fernando Guerra / Sergio Guerra

On the outskirts of Portugal’s Santiago do Cacém, admist the parched pastoral landscape of Alentjo sits a gleamingly white curved building designed by Atelier dos Remédios.

The family home, which goes by the name of Monte Do Córrego, was designed to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding agricultural landscape. Fronted by a minimal gate, the building’s entrance is set into the earth, opening to reveal an expansive, open-plan interior topped by a green roof and connected to a maze of courtyards.
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Woolloongabba Gardenhouse, Australia

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Woolloongabba Gardenhouse, Australia

Woolloongabba Gardenhouse, Australia

Woolloongabba Gardenhouse, Australia

Woolloongabba Gardenhouse, Australia

via designboom.com | photos © Roger D’Souza

Refresh Design Builds Woolloongabba Gardenhouse in a Queensland Backyard

In a Brisbane inner-city suburb, architecture studio Refresh Design has developed a model of infill-development, designed to increase the density of urban areas. The scheme — named ‘Woolloongabba Gardenhouse’ — serves as a response to the scale of sprawling Australian homes, which are among the largest in the world. The project has been conceived as a blueprint for similar ‘gardenhouses’, transforming the underutilized backyard of an existing property into a multi-generational home.
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Mitchell Street, Northcote

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Mitchell Street, Northcote

Mitchell Street, Northcote

Mitchell Street, Northcote

Mitchell Street, Northcote

via wallpaper.com | Photos © Peter Bennetts

There’s almost no clue as to what lies behind this 1920s bungalow in Northcote.

Past the front door, only a couple of the original front rooms remain; one used for a study, the other a guest bedroom. ‘The house fits in with the period streetscape. You’re not really aware of what’s going on behind the timber facade,’ says architect Feras Raffoul, director of FGR Architects. ‘Our clients had become attached to the period home, even though it had its shortcomings,’ he adds.
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Casa Linder, Dallas

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Casa Linder, Dallas

Casa Linder, Dallas

Casa Linder, Dallas

Casa Linder, Dallas

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Casa Linder is a 3,700 square foot single-family residence located in a well-established, but transitional East Dallas neighborhood. Informed by the owner’s fondness for reclaimed materials, and inspired by the historic architecture of the Texas Blackland Prairie homestead vernacular, Casa Linder embraces the architectural heritage of the earliest Dallas settlers by blending the simple forms and materials of the original prairie dwellings with contemporary planning and crisp detailing.
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Main Stay House, Austin-Texas

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Main Stay House, Austin-Texas

Main Stay House, Austin-Texas

Main Stay House, Austin-Texas

Main Stay House, Austin-Texas

via dezeen.com | photos © Allison Cartwright, Charles Davis Smith

Texas firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has completed a family home in Austin that features rooms with sliding glass walls, enabling the spaces to be fully opened to the outdoors. Called the Main Stay House, the dwelling is located on a slender urban lot in Austin’s Bouldin Creek neighbourhood.
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Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

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Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

via ignant.de | Photos © Toshiyuki Yano

Located in a residential neighbourhood of Nishinomiya, Japan, the house designed by Alphaville Architects seeks for a solution to provide enough of the daylight while not affecting the privacy of its owners at the same time.

Given the area’s typical block layout and Nishinomiya’s strict local construction laws, there needs to be a fifty centimetre-wide buffer between the site boundary which allows one-meter narrow gap between the houses. Therefore, usually each house’s windows face the public roads with the curtains shut to keep its privacy.
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Zaha Hadid’s NYC Penthouse

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Zaha Hadid's NYC Penthouse

Zaha Hadid's NYC Penthouse

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Zaha Hadid’s Only NYC Penthouse Hits Market for $50 Million

If you’re in the market for a swanky new penthouse in New York City, then you may want to check out the building on 520 West 28th Street. The nearly 7.000-square-foot apartment, which stands as the crown jewel of Zaha Hadid’s first residential project in New York, is up for grabs—if you have $50 million to spare.
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