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The western shore of Lake Garda is characterised by its mild climate and richly cultivated landscape. David Chipperfield Architects has built two villas on the hillside looking over the resort town of Gardone Riviera. Both buildings are carefully inserted into the landscape with its olive groves and cypress trees. Their volumes are divided into individual one or two storey structures, which are offset to one another following the topography of the hillside.
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Tube socks, empty swimming pools and boards.
Hugh Holland is a photographer who captured the skate scene in Los Angeles in the 1970′s. Over three years, he took a ton of photos, chronicalling the skating’s evolution from its roots of ’unruly after-school activity’ to a fully fledged sport.
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Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs in Australia, this home in Cottesloe, WA, was designed around a young family who have recently moved to Australia from Switzerland.
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This East Austin home combines pure Modernism with a regional vernacular referencing aging structures such as barns and stables found throughout rural Texas.
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The National Geographic Photo Contest winners have been announced. Every year photographers from around the globe share photographs that transport us to another place, connect with us emotionally, or stir us to action.
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The Yerger Residence in Phoenix, Arizona, is composed of two materialistically different volumes that open to the East to provide constant views of the nearby Camelback Mountain. The house, designed by local practice Chen + Suchart Studio features their masterfully refined use of sand-blasted CMU block and weathering steel. The front entrance sits just above a concrete foundation and garage that serves as a plinth for the structure.
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A one story, private residence in the center of the country. The architectural concept was to create a structure with a continuous, wide space, divided by internal courtyards and movable partitions into smaller spaces used for a variety of different functions.
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The owners of Chicken Point Cabin and their two young children bought the waterfront property—located half an hour from their house in northern Idaho—in order to build a lakeside cabin. Their intent was to be able to use the house year-round, but especially during the summer, when the local weather can get oppressively hot. Their only directive to Tom was simple: make the house as open to the water as possible. Tom’s response to this challenge was as direct as the request: a large pivoting picture window on the waterside that literally opens up to the landscape. “Little house, big window,” in Tom’s words.
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