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JMG House, Apulia/Italy

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JMG House, Apulia/Italy

JMG House, Apulia/Italy

JMG House, Apulia/Italy

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Luca Zanaroli Architects’ JMG House celebrates the vernacular in Apulia, Italy

Located in Apulia, Italy, the JMG House pays homage to vernacular architecture through a charming blend of tradition and modernism. Completed by Italian studio Luca Zanaroli Architects, the residence can accommodate two families and guests, has several outdoor areas and above all, has a direct connection to the natural landscape. Showing respect to the integrity of the land, the ground has been maintained to preserve the rural character and all olive trees have been left untouched.
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Aesop Samcheong, Seoul

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Aesop Samcheong, Seoul

Aesop Samcheong, Seoul

Aesop Samcheong, Seoul

Aesop Samcheong, Seoul

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INDUSTRIAL CHIC MEETS LUXURY SKINCARE IN AESOP’S NEW SEOUL STORE

Aesop is a brand that has achieved the impossible – global saturation while maintaining a sense of bespoke locality. That’s the dream, right? And how is it that they manage to pull this off? By investing heavily in design; local designers and high-end materials. The luxury skincare brand’s insistence on investing in design has taken ‘materiality’ from an elite luxury to a mainstream necessity; hence, the ‘Aesop Effect’. The most recent example of this philosophy in action is the brand’s ninth Seoul location, Aesop Samcheong by Torafu Architects. Located in a cute single-storey street front building, Aesop wanted to inhibit the cultural vibe and intensity of the area’s lively Gyeongbokgung city palace.
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MU77, Hollywood Hills

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MU77, Hollywood Hills

MU77, Hollywood Hills

MU77, Hollywood Hills

MU77, Hollywood Hills

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Arshia Architects’ angular MU77 home perches over Hollywood Hills

LA-based studio Arshia Architects has shared with us MU77, one of their recently completed houses projecting from a steep Hollywood hillside on renowned Mulholland drive. The project, one of the newest additions to the iconic mountainscape. A series of practical and zoning related challenges shaped much of the overall form, as the house needed to be pushed to the lower end of the site closer to the public road while required view lines greatly informed the connected from interior to exterior. The house as an object differentiates itself from the landscape as a form alien to its surroundings, whose stark white envelope alludes to the nature of a stone having broken through the ground.
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Villa Harnischmacher II

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Villa Harnischmacher II

Villa Harnischmacher II

Villa Harnischmacher II

Villa Harnischmacher II

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House style: a Marcel Breuer villa is reborn

A thorough restoration of one of Bauhaus master Marcel Breuer’s lesser-known gems, Villa Harnischmacher II, has just been unveiled by its new owners, Monika Maria and Stefan Eller.

Located in Wiesbaden’s city centre, the bungalow was originally designed for the Harnischmacher family in 1954 – in fact, it was the second one designed for them by Breuer. The first one was damaged during the war and this smaller version was constructed in the grounds of the original, destroyed villa.
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Doonan Glass House, Noosa/Australia

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Doonan Glass House, Noosa/Australia

Doonan Glass House, Noosa/Australia

Doonan Glass House, Noosa/Australia

Doonan Glass House, Noosa/Australia

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In Sarah Waller’s Glass House, modernist and monochrome design principles align

After conceptualising her dream home for 20 years, architect, builder and designer Sarah Waller found the perfect plot of land to build it, in Noosa, Australia, where she relocated to ten years ago from the UK. Inspired by midcentury architecture, her Glass House follows her own minimal and monochrome design principles.

‘I’ve always wanted to live in a glass house since I was an architectural student in London when I fell in love with the Philip Johnson Glass House and the Farnsworth House,’ says Waller, who designed the light-filled single storey home to blur the boundaries between indoor and out.
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Bracketed Space House, Austin/Texas

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Bracketed Space House, Austin/Texas

Bracketed Space House, Austin/Texas

Bracketed Space House, Austin/Texas

Bracketed Space House, Austin/Texas

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Rectilinear Austin house by Matt Fajkus embraces rolling terrain

Cedar, concrete and stucco were among the materials used to construct this spacious Texas dwelling by American studio Matt Fajkus Architecture.

Called the Bracketed Space House, the residence is located on a sloped site in the city of Austin. It was designed for a young urban family that enjoys indoor-outdoor living.
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Camille Blatrix. Heroe

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Camille Blatrix. Heroe

Camille Blatrix. Heroe

Camille Blatrix. Heroe

Camille Blatrix. Heroe

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Heroe is the title of a solo exhibition by French artist CAMILLE BLATRIX currently on view at Wattis Institute in San Francisco. The presentation is featuring a series of minimal sculptures that appear familiar and timeless thanks to a highly precise manufacture. As with much of his previous works, the meaning of BLATRIX‘s objects is dissolved into a self-contained abstraction and is ascribed to the viewer’s narrative impulse.
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The shape of things

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Sir Jony Ive reflects on the nature of objects, the fragility of ideas, and 20 years of Apple design

Many of us can remember our first encounter with an Apple product. For a rare few, it may have been the Apple 1 (1976). For some, the turning point was the iMac (1998). And who can forget the frenzy surrounding the iPod’s debut some 15 years ago, or the iPhone (2007), the iPad (2010), and most recently the Apple Watch and Apple Pencil (both 2015).
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Villa Clessidra (plan)

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Villa Clessidra

Villa Clessidra

Villa Clessidra

Villa Clessidra

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Glass Encased Swimming Pool Level Inserted into Forest Dwelling by LAAV Architects

The new project from architect Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou, co-founder of OPA, which brought cliffside Casa Brutale, ‘Villa Clessidra’ is a conceptual three-level forest dwelling by LAAV architects. The cubic scheme of 200 square meters provided both architectural freedom and constraints, which dictated the proportions of each private and public program within. Hypothetically, it would be built amongst a pine forest and be a place for relaxation and meditation.
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