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Casa Lara, São Paulo

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Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

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Brazilian architect Felipe Hess has designed ‘Casa Lara’; a generous and light-filled home nestled in between two gardens on either side in São Paulo. Formed as three stacked volumes with contrasting materials and sizes, the living areas have been clustered together on the ground floor and decorated in a retro and contemporary style. The home is then topped with a flat-roof, featuring a sun deck and a curtain-wrapped shelter which hosts an outdoor dining and kitchen area with panoramic views over the city.
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In Residence: Patrizia Moroso

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The grand dame of design opens the doors to her personal paradise

Imposing and unexpected amidst the lush greenery of a secluded plot in Udine in northeastern Italy, the home of Patrizia Moroso reveals a vibrant vision in the forest: at once a lived-in family home and a showcase of contemporary design and art gathered from around the globe.
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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

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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

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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