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In Residence: Clémence and Didier Krzentowski

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The Paris bankside apartment where it’s Christmas all year round

Clémence and Didier Krzentowski, the husband-and-wife founders of Paris design space Galerie Kreo, have turned their apartment on the bank of the Seine into an exhibition space for their eclectic art collection. Establishing their studio in 1999, the Krzentowskis have fast become an influential voice on the global design circuit.
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Mews House, London

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Mews House, London

Mews House, London

Mews House, London

Mews House, London

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Smooth lines: Russell Jones enhances space with seamless minimalism

Compact living has never felt so spacious; enter Mews House, a two-bedroom home on a cobbled little street in Highgate, North London. Using a subtle palette of materials, architect Russell Jones has transformed a garage and overgrown garden in a recently regenerated area into a serene haven for modern living.
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The Dovecote, Portugal

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The Dovecote, Portugal

The Dovecote, Portugal

The Dovecote, Portugal

The Dovecote, Portugal

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AZO Sequeira Arquitectos Reinterprets a Former Dovecote in Northern Portugal

AZO Sequeira Arquitectos Associados has reinterpreted a former dovecote to house a completely new program. located near the Northern Portuguese city of Braga, the project’s architecture has been conceived as a ‘minimal concrete treehouse’, influenced by a spirit of childlike fantasy. the scheme comprises a gabled concrete volume that appears to float above the site’s existing stone walls.
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Pool and Study SM, Mallorca

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Pool and Study SM, Mallorca

Pool and Study SM, Mallorca

Pool and Study SM, Mallorca

Pool and Study SM, Mallorca

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A place to lounge, a place to study.

When your home becomes too cluttered with distractions, perhaps the best course of action is an extension to separate yourself from the core living space. That’s exactly what this Spanish home in the Balearic Islands undertook thanks to architects Joan Miquel Segui and Tono Vila, who expanded the existing house with a backyard courtyard extension that contains a terrace-accessed pool and studio room. The pool, which is exactly flush with the terrace that leads to it, creates a “sheet of water” that skillfully hides the pipe ends and blends into its edges with matching stone surfaces.
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Summitridge, Beverly Hills

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Summitridge, Beverly Hills

Summitridge, Beverly Hills

Summitridge, Beverly Hills

Summitridge, Beverly Hills

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California dreaming: Summitridge makes the most of LA’s temperate climate

Californian architects have long been blessed by an abundance of natural light and a dry temperate weather, which explains the airy expansiveness of so much of the state’s best architecture. And when a half-decent budget is thrown into the mix, the results can be both inspiring and aspirational.
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Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

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Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

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The Tree Top Residence celebrates the site’s complex landscape, merging with it seamlessly and emerging from it atop the canopy of trees that surround it. Built along a natural ridgeline, the long and narrow plan of the three-story house mimics and inverts the angles of the site’s topography, creating dynamic vertical and horizontal relationships.
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Casa Candelaria, Mexico

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Casa Candelaria, Mexico

Casa Candelaria, Mexico

Casa Candelaria, Mexico

Casa Candelaria, Mexico

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Cherem Arquitectos uses rammed earth to construct Casa Candelaria in Mexico

Cherem Arquitectos has completed ‘Casa Candelaria’, a house located in Quanajuato, Central Mexico. sited on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, the design uses 50 centimeter-thick (20 inch) rammed earth walls that allow the architecture to blend with the natural landscape. This choice of materiality ensures that the structure has a high thermal mass, retaining heat during hot days, before gradually discharging it throughout the cooler desert nights.
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Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

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Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

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This Modern Family Home in Laguna Beach Keeps a Low Profile

This latest project from Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects is in the form of a discreet modern home in Laguna Beach. With a 11-foot height limit imposed by the homeowner’s association, the house was built on a series of horizontal floating planes which are supported on stone masses, wood walls and slender steel columns.
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