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In Residence: Amanda Levete

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All is not as it seems in the renowned designer’s north London home

Behind the humble-seeming brick façade typical of its north London location lies the cavernous home of architect Amanda Levete. An advantageously placed former dress factory—sat directly behind the Victorian terraced house—provided the British designer with the opportunity to expand.
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Edgeland House, Austin-TX

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Edgeland House, Austin-TX

Edgeland House, Austin-TX

Edgeland House, Austin-TX

Edgeland House, Austin-TX

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A reinterpretation of one of the oldest housing technologies in North America.

The Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio sits in a gap once occupied by a Chevron pipeline on a rehabilitated brownfield site. Despite its ultra modern appearance, the residence’s design is actually a modern reinterpretation of the Native American Pit House, one of the oldest housing technologies in North America, which allows the structure to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year with its sunken placement 7 feet into the ground.
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Tucson Mountain Retreat

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Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

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Desert queen: a Tucson Mountain Retreat blends into the Arizona landscape

Placed delicately in its context, architecture firm DUST’s Tucson Mountain Retreat is situated on the outskirts of the lush Sonoran Desert, designed in direct response to its intriguing setting. The architects, who describe the project as being ‘rooted in the desert’, have created a striking rammed earth dwelling that makes minimum impact on its fragile environment. It seamlessly blends into the surrounding Arizona landscape, featuring elegant, clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic – making it the perfect backdrop for our September issue’s ‘High noon’ fashion shoot.
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Claremont Residence, Perth

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Claremont Residence, Perth

Claremont Residence, Perth

Claremont Residence, Perth

Claremont Residence, Perth

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David Barr merges pool residence with its garden landscape in Australia.

An extension project completed by David Barr Architect named the ‘Claremont Residence’ is set in a pre-war suburban house located in Perth, Australia. Surrounded by greenery, the clear grid layout of the existing architecture informs the new addition’s planning, with each of the main spaces – dining room, living room, bedroom – located separately.
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Rockcave Teahouse

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Rockcave Teahouse

Rockcave Teahouse

Rockcave Teahouse

Rockcave Teahouse

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Trace Architecture Office tops Shandong teahouse with corten roof terrace

Trace Architecture Office (TAO) has constructed a teahouse inside an abandoned quarry in China’s Shandong Province. Situated near the city of Weihai, the building is set within a trench formed by the excavation of local resources. Positioned at the flatter south-western part of the site, the architecture features a solid stone structure topped with a weathering steel roof terrace. The canopy takes advantage of the plot’s elevation changes to cast views out across the surrounding landscape.
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Casa Forest, Basel

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Casa Forest, Basel

Casa Forest, Basel

Casa Forest, Basel

Casa Forest, Basel

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Swiss firm Daluz Gonzalez Architekten has set a nest-like terrace into the roof of an angular house it has completed in a forest near Basel, Switzerland. The Zurich studio, which is led by Juan González and Rubén Daluz, was asked to design the home for a family of five with a keen interest in nature. They call it Casa Forest. The clients wanted to make the most of their scenic plot, which is bordered to the east and south by deciduous trees.
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J House, Tel Aviv

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J House, Tel Aviv

J House, Tel Aviv

J House, Tel Aviv

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A bridge forms the entrance of this house near Tel Aviv by architect Pitsou Kedem, which also features a perforated facade referencing the traditional regional latticework. J House is an 800-square-metre family home located in Herzliya, an affluent northern area of the Tel Aviv District. Local studio Pitsou Kedem Architects has already designed many houses in the area, including one with a concrete upper storey that rests on a largely glazed ground floor, and another with windows concealed behind geometric perforated surfaces shutters.
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