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In Residence: Jim Olson

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Up in the trees with the nature-loving architect

The home of architect Jim Olson—founder of Seattle-based practice Olson Kundig—is a monument to the principles that have underpinned his entire architectural career: the idea that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture, histories and people.
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JH MODERN, Wyoming

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JH MODERN, Wyoming

JH MODERN, Wyoming

JH MODERN, Wyoming

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The Shoshone native American tribe called them teewinot, meaning “numerous peaks”. The first French explorers baptized them les trois tétons, “the three breasts”. We’re in Wyoming, in the hills of Jackson Hole, where today Debra Caudy and her husband Clay Heighton can enjoy this ancient mountain range from a privileged position: their villa.
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Swan 115

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Swan 115

Swan 115

Swan 115

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In the world of sailing, Swan yachts are called “the Rolls Royce of the sea.” Many of their owners regard them as works of art (“my Picasso”), not just because of their cost, between fifteen and twenty million euros, but also and above all for their uniqueness. The latest project of the Finnish yard, run since 1998 by Leonardo Ferragamo, is the 115-footer, designed by German Frérs. The first boat to touch the water (of the four built so far) was Solleone, owned by the Italian businessman.
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L.A. VILLA

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L.A. VILLA

L.A. VILLA

L.A. VILLA

L.A. VILLA

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The house immerses itself into the hillside and accentuates the distinct views of both Los Angeles and the Santa Monica mountain range. The two master bedroom modules hover above and further frame this unique condition. The swimming pool dramatically establishes the cliff’s edge, even extending beyond it at one end. Concealed within the hillside are a large theater, movie prop museum, parking, spa and bedrooms.
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May Grove, Melbourne

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May Grove, Melbourne

May Grove, Melbourne

May Grove, Melbourne

Casa Vila Matilde

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Given a brief of creating a low maintenance home, embodying contemporary aesthetics and organized around an open plan interior, Melbourne-based architects Jackson Clements Burrows have designed the ‘May Grove’ residence located in the city’s suburb of South Yarra. Based on a 250 square meter plot, the refined design draws upon an understated material palette consisting of recycled red brick, raw cement sheet panels and timber.
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Shokan House

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Shokan House

Shokan House

Shokan House

Shokan House

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Called the Shokan House, the dwelling stands at the edge of a reservoir, just below the summit of a mountain in the Catskill region, located about 100 miles (160 kilometres) north-west of New York City. The home offers expansive views of the lake and the hilly landscape.
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Casa Graciela, Mexico

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Casa Graciela, Mexico

Casa Graciela, Mexico

Casa Graciela, Mexico

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When designing Casa Graciela, a weekender in the popular vacation area of Santiago Tepetlapa, Mexican architects Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray had a number of environmentally-focused goals. The AMET founders wanted to establish an uninterrupted relationship between built environment and place, and to optimise the found terrain, as well as the outdoor lifestyle, which can be enjoyed all year round in this consistently mild area.
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Collectors: Eugenio López Alonso

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Photographer Jim Goldberg shows us around the home of Latin America’s most prominent contemporary art collector

Born into a bottled fruit juice empire, Eugenio López Alonso changed the meaning of the family business forever when, starting in the 1990s, his Jumex collection revitalized the contemporary art scene in Mexico City.
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Wolseley Residence

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Wolseley Residence

Wolseley Residence

Wolseley Residence

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The Wolesley Residence by Australian architecture practice Mckimm has been conceived for a young family of five. Located in Brighton, one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburb, the L-shaped dream house opens onto a courtyard and a swimming pool. The ocean-blue murals are by Melbourne artist Lucas Grogan.
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