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A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

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A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

via ignant.de | Photos © Haruka Sakaguchi

Haruka Sakaguchi is a graphic designer/photographer currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. When she is not working out of her studio The Denizen Co., she can be found daydreaming about roadside diners and taking portraits of NYC locals. Last year saw her take a trip through the Californian desert to Joshua Tree. Speaking of the adventure, she says:

“I left home – the Californian desert – when I was 18 years old. Since then I’ve lived in the port city of Glasgow, amidst old-growth forests in Vancouver, and currently, in the bullheaded metropolis of New York. I have loved each of these cities deeply – but nothing compares to the static mystique of the High Desert.
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Casa Roel, Mexico City

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Casa Roel, Mexico City

Casa Roel, Mexico City

Casa Roel, Mexico City

Casa Roel, Mexico City

Casa Roel, Mexico City

via designboom.com | photos © Cristóbal Palma

Isaac Broid teams up with Assadi + Pulido to erect concrete home in Mexico

Mexican architect Isaac Broid has teamed up with Chilean duo Assadi + Pulido to design a single-family residence that proposes an H-shaped scheme with two parallel pavilions. Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Mexico City, ‘Casa Roel’ shines with its simplicity and concrete grandeur. With an almost monochromatic appearance, the house was built with four materials: exposed concrete, glass, a beige stone for the flooring, and a light-colored wood on the ceiling. By placing it facing Southwest, natural light flows through the whole plan that is set in only one level.
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Hydeaway House, Sonoma, California

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Hydeaway House, Sonoma, California

Hydeaway House, Sonoma, California

Hydeaway House, Sonoma, California

Hydeaway House, Sonoma, California

via archinect.com | photos © Schwartz and Architecture

The design for this 2,000 square foot home adjacent to a working vineyard in Sonoma begins with a simple, one-story rectangular floor plan, not unlike any number of recent -fabricated prototypes for low cost, sustainable single-family homes. But then, the shape of the house begins to morph with the push and pull of the surrounding environment.
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Willem Dafoe: Mind The Gap

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A self-study of the acting icon’s “air-cooled” teeth

Having met while filming the adaptation of John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man, actor-director Grigoriy Dobrygin enlisted co-star Willem Dafoe for a filmic study of the Spiderman star’s most remarkable feature: his gap-filled teeth.
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That House, Melbourne

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That House, Melbourne

That House, Melbourne

That House, Melbourne

via designboom.com | photos © Tess Kelly

Austin Maynard designs modest Melbourne home in response to Australia’s urban sprawl

On a site in suburban Melbourne, surrounded by large residential properties, Australian studio Austin Maynard Architects has completed a modest dwelling with large openings and a strong connection with its context. Named ‘That House’, the design is a response to the indulgent scale of sprawling Australian homes — which are among the largest in the world. ‘A stable economy, aspirational culture and relatively flat topography have enabled Australians to occupy homes that are far bigger than they require,’ explain the architects. ‘Melbourne’s flat landscape, loose topographical boundaries and rapidly growing population have meant that large homes have spread over the food belt and into arid areas.’
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LACMA Acquires $40 Million ‘Big Lebowski’ House

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LACMA Acquires $40 Million 'Big Lebowski' House

LACMA Acquires $40 Million 'Big Lebowski' House

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has received a sizable donation in the form of a unique, John Lautner-designed home estimated at over $40 million. The 1963 house’s gravity-defying architecture, distinctive, triangular concrete roof, and position high above Beverly Hills make it an architectural gem, but it also has a Hollywood past: it was featured in the 1998 Coen brothers hit The Big Lebowski as pornographer Jackie Treehorn’s home.
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Overlook Guest House, California

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Overlook Guest House, California

Overlook Guest House, California

Overlook Guest House, California

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Overlook: to fail to notice
Overlook: a commanding position or view
Overlook: to care for

Despite an extremely steep, almost undevelopable wooded site, the Overlook Guest House strategically creates a new fully accessible indoor/outdoor dwelling unit that allows an aging family member to remain close by and at home.
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Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard, Copenhagen

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Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard, Copenhagen

Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard, Copenhagen

Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard, Copenhagen

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Danish boatbuilder Laust Nørgaard has completed a floating home for his family in Copenhagen harbour.

The 70-square-metre two-bedroom houseboat features a dark-stained wood exterior and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that offer residents generous views of the water.

Nørgaard and his wife Lisbeth Juul had previously lived in a houseboat but had moved to an apartment in Copenhagen. After their daughter left for university, they decided to go back to living on the water.
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44PL, Greenwich, CT

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44PL, Greenwich, CT

44PL, Greenwich, CT

44PL, Greenwich, CT

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Located in the Greenwich, CT backcountry on four steeply sloped acres, the 44PL house uses a precise site and aesthetic strategy to comfortably satisfy a large residential program, while also triggering moments of surprise, play, and curiosity.
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