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Contemporary Vernacular, Corsica

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Contemporary Vernacular, Corsica

Contemporary Vernacular, Corsica

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Designed by WY-TO architects, ‘Contemporary Vernacular’ is a holiday house in the south-east of Corsica, the largest French island in the Mediterranean Sea. This architectural monolith has been developed in harmony with its immediate context, both in the use of materials from the region and for relying on local expertise for the craftsmanship. Its thick walls are made out of stones while all windows and doors use local wood. The concrete floor has been cast using timber planks revealing its genuine pattern.
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Watervilla Weesperzijde

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Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Watervilla Weesperzijde

via dezeen.com | photos © Ewout Huibers

Designed by Amsterdam studio +31 Architects, Watervilla Weesperzijde is among the growing number of houseboats lining the banks of the Netherlands’ waterways. The floating villa is located on the river Amstel, just downstream of an earlier houseboat by the firm Watervilla de Omval.
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SuperNikka

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SuperNikka

SuperNikka

SuperNikka

SuperNikka

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SuperNikka is one of the few custom-built boats to have been produced in Italy in 2015, constructed by one of the country’s outstanding yards, Vismara Marine, and signed by the Irish studio Mills Design. The result is a 62-foot (19-meter) hull that is light, elegant and sporty: a concentrate of technology and visionary detail, a beautiful and fast cruiser that can count on Italian style and finishing and on a carbon fiber structure.
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Great Wall Museum Fine Art

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Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

via designboom.com | photos © Wang Ning

Knowing that art can have the power to change reality, Archstudio has transformed a decaying pharmaceutical factory in Zibo, China, into the Great Wall Museum of Fine Art, a place dedicated to showcase contemporary works. The design concept is based on the decentralized structure of the previous industrial construction and the character that the enclosed exterior gives to the building, emphasizing the relationship between the internal and external spaces.
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Frank Gehry’s First-Ever Yacht

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Frank Gehry's First-Ever Yacht

via townandcountrymag.com | Photo © TODD EBERLE

Last July, at the end of a Friday afternoon, Frank Gehry landed at Barnstable Municipal Airport, on Cape Cod, accompanied by his son Alejandro and his friend Bobby Shriver. The group drove straight to the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, and there the architect first saw her, anchored a little offshore.
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Aspvik House

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Aspvik House

Aspvik House

Aspvik House

via dezeen.com | photos © Åke E:son Lindman

Stockholm-based architect Andreas Martin-Löf designed Aspvik House as a weekend retreat for himself on land owned by his family. It sits on a steep hill in Aspvik, a town in the Stockholm archipelago, about a 40-minute drive from the city.
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Birchgrove House, Sydney

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Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

via habitusliving.com | Photos © Murray Fredericks

The rationale for the Birchgrove House design was to improve the house through simplification and a maximisaton of the outdoor experience on the tight site. One solution to the tight size of the space was to replace all upper level external walls to the courtyard with a fully operable façade. The main bathroom sprawls out onto the upper balcony, the doors completely retreating within the wall cavity, creating a private outdoor bathroom experience.
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