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Toucan House, Mexico

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Toucan House, Mexico

Toucan House, Mexico

Toucan House, Mexico

Toucan House

via wallpaper.com | photos © Rafael Gamo

The picturesque town of Valle de Bravo in the State of Mexico, located on the shores of the artificial Lake Avándaro, is characterised by cobbled roads and traditional white stucco streetscapes with wrought iron balconies, projecting timber eaves and red tiled roofs. The high altitude sustains a warm, temperate climate, which, coupled with the scenic setting, has transformed the historical town and wider municipality into a cosmopolitan getaway, two hours’ drive southwest of Mexico City.
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Casa Vila Matilde

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Casa Vila Matilde

Casa Vila Matilde

Casa Vila Matilde

Casa Vila Matilde

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On the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazilian architecture practice Terra E Tuma has replaced a dilapidated suburban home with a low-cost building made from structural wall blocks. Named after the neighborhood in which it sits, ‘Casa Vila Matilde’ was completed in just ten months.
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Land of Nothingness

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Land of Nothingness

Land of Nothingness

Land of Nothingness

Land of Nothingness

via ignant.de | Photos © Maroesjka Lavigne

For the series ‘Land of Nothingness‘, Belgian photographer Maroesjka Lavigne traveled to Namibia where she captured serene photographs of its vast landscape. The calm atmosphere in the images is dominated by pale hues of the desert and spotted with wildlife. At the same time, Lavigne seems to explore the themes of solitude and slowness in her photographs.
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Kew House

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Kew House

Kew House

Kew House

via dezeen.com | photos © Jack Hobhouse

Located within a conservation zone near Kew Gardens, the three-storey Kew House was designed by London studio Piercy & Company to respect the scale and massing of its historic surroundings, but also create a generous modern home for a family.
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Juerg Judin’s Converted Gas Station Home

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The Berlin gallerist takes Freunde von Freunden inside his gas station-turned-home and exhibition space.

Long successful in the movie business, Juerg Judin has transformed his career a bit in recent years and is now one of the most influential gallerists in Berlin. As a part of its “Home Stories,” Freunde von Freunden recently sat down with Judin at his unique Schöneberg home: a former ’50s gas station that Judin spotted in 1992 before purchasing it more than a decade later. Transformed into living quarters and private exhibition hall, the space is home to everything from a large, open kitchen and library to a chicken-filled garden. Here, Judin sheds light on his home and offers a look inside.
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Voronoi’s Corrals

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Voronoi’s Corrals

Voronoi’s Corrals

Voronoi’s Corrals

Voronoi’s Corrals

via ignant.de | Photos © Stale Eriksen

Located on the coast of Milos Island in Greece, ‘Voronoi’s Corrals‘ is a geometric house created by Greek architecture studio decaArchitecture. According to the architects, the geometric structure of the residence was not only planned with the slopy terrain in mind, but also with the natural elements unique to its location such as the position of the sun, direction of the wind as well as indigenous plants.
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Hawaii’s Children

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Meet the denizens of paradise

“Hawaii is a mother,” says one of the inhabitants depicted in this sweeping portrait from Seattle-born director Christian Sorensen Hansen. Surfers, dancers, hikers, riders: the archipelago’s six islands are a melting pot of cultures and lifestyles, where “Kama’aina” (locals) and newly arrived residents mix.
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