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Painter’s studio in Los Vilos, Chile

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Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

Painter's studio in Los Vilos, Chile

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An addition to ‘Casa Bahia Azul’ in Los Vilos in Chile, architect Felipe Assadi has also designed the adjacent ‘Painter’s Studio’- a submerged concrete retreat on the same coastal plot as the home. embedded into the hill and the surroundings, the long rectangular space is entered via a floating staircase, leading down to the generous open-plan area. kept minimal, the room is used for canvas arrangement, storage of equipment, the activity of painting itself, all the while, looking out the exterior landscape. a light well between the concrete ceiling and wall illuminates the left side, meanwhile a floor to ceiling glass panel opens up to a balcony framing uninterrupted views of the Chilean coast.
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Il Capo (The Chief)

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Yuri Ancarani extracts a striking portrait of marble

“Marble quarries are places so unbelievable and striking, they almost feel like they are big theaters or sets,” says Yuri Ancarani, the filmmaker behind today’s excerpt from the documentary, Il Capo (The Chief), which follows a quarry boss as he guides his men through the extraction process, using a silent language of gesture and sign.
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Ecocapsule

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Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule

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If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go? Whatever your answer, Nice Architects’ new ‘Ecocapsule’ could make that a reality.

The spaceship-like container is in fact a mini apartment – a radically downsized alternative to conventional housing – set up with all the luxuries you would expect from a mobile home. (Albeit a far prettier version than its contemporaries.)

Six years in development, the Ecocapsule generates its own clean energy and can be situated anywhere; from tundra to city, woodland to seashore. It started as a small housing unit for artists back in 2008 and has evolved into the self-sufficient pod we see now, fully equipped with the necessary systems for long-term independence.
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Sawmill House

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Sawmill House

Sawmill House

Sawmill House

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Perched on a hill edge in Yackandandah, australia, ‘Sawmill House’ by Melbourne-based studio- Archier explores the possibility of reusing discarded concrete that goes to waste each year. Working together with the client, the structure utilized 270 one-tonne concrete blocks to craft the perimeter walls of the horizontal, flat-roofed property. Resulting in the varying of textures across the façades, the material choice reflects the sedimentary layers of earth still seen from the site’s previous programs.
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Casa RGT

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Surrounded by rivers and canals, this simple two-story dwelling in the Mexican state of Morelos has been completed by local practice GBF Taller de Arquitectura. named ‘Casa RGT’, the property contains two bedrooms — the larger of which adjoins a private terrace cantilevered above a ravine. the second bedroom includes a small loft, designed to increase the room’s capacity.
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Canyon Point Resort Amangiri

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Amangiri (peaceful mountain) is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surrounds where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. Amangiri’s Aman Spa features a floatation therapy pavilion, water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, fitness centre and yoga pavilion.
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