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House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

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House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

House in Rio Bonito, Brazil

via designboom.com | photos © Nelson Kon

Carla Juaçaba’s design for a weekend home in mountainous eastern region of Rio de Janeiro uses the load bearing properties of meter-thick stone walls to suspend the roof and floor joists. Four steel beams puncture walls so as to allow a sliver of glazing to wash the interior of the stone walls with diffused light. The visual weight of the rustic stone counters the lightness of the horizontal planes, creating an effect that mirrors the nearby river where diaphanous space confronts stalwart earth. The home explores the architectonics of encounter; water and fire, weight and lightness, archaic and industrial, and solid versus void.
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Jellyfish House

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Jellyfish House

Jellyfish House

Jellyfish House

via selectism.com | Photos © Jan Bitter

Wiel Arets architects complete the Jellyfish House this winter after 15 years of design and construction. Located in the Spanish Mediterranean coast of Marbella, the all-white concrete house is defined by a swimming pool rooftop that cantilevers toward the amazing Sierra Blanca mountainscape. The pool has an infinity edge and visually merges with the nearby ocean, and has a glass floor that filters light to the home entrance directly below.
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Acne Studios, Seoul flagship store

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Acne Studios, Seoul flagship store

Acne Studios, Seoul flagship store

via designboom.com | photos © Annabel Elston

Known for their attention to detail, experimental use of materials and an emphasis on tailoring, Stockholm-based fashion house Acne Studios have opened their Korean flagship in the heart of Seoul’s Cheongdam district. Designed by British architect Sophie Hicks, the design celebrates and reflects the clothing brand’s paired-back and refined aesthetics. On the outside, the standalone building is visualized as a restrained and translucent lightbox. Clad fully with polycarbonate panels– emphasizing the soft diffusion of light from within – the scheme exudes a ghostly yet minimalist character and obscures the contrasting layout of the interiors.
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Concrete Cut

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Concrete Cut

Concrete Cut

Concrete Cut

via hypebeast.com | photos © Amit Geron

A state-of-the-art retreat from studio Pitsou Kedem.

Architecture firm Pitsou Kedem, based in Tel Aviv, has built a stunning concrete-cut house inspired by modernist design. Sitting at around 5,300 square feet, the structure is tucked inside the bustling city of Ramat Gan, notable for its high-tech industry and diamond exchanges.
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Samsung Serif by Bouroullec brothers

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Samsung Serif by Bouroullec brothers

Samsung Serif by Bouroullec brothers

Samsung Serif by Bouroullec brothers

Samsung Serif by Bouroullec brothers

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After hearing that the Bouroullec brothers had been working with global electronics behemoth Samsung on a top-secret new project, Wallpaper* was keen to visit their studio to see it unveiled for the first time. Though the talented twosome have collaborated with plenty of well-known names in their time, we were intrigued to see how they had adapted to working with such a giant brand.
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Frank Gehry at LACMA

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Frank Gehry at LACMA

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It’s an incontrovertible fact of contemporary architecture that Frank Gehry is the most famous architect working today. The Guggenheim Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris are among the most iconic, singular works of architecture constructed during the last half-century — a point that is duly noted and expanded upon in a retrospective of Gehry’s career that opens this week at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Simply titled “Frank Gehry,” the monographic show runs through March 20, 2016 in the museum’s Resnick Pavilion (which was designed by another titan of contemporary architecture, Renzo Piano).
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