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East House

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East House

East House

East House

East House

via designboom.com | photos © chuck choi / matthew snyder

Nestled into the wildflowers and grassy fields of Martha’s Vineyard, Boston-based Peter Rose and Partners has sought to embed ‘East House’ into its natural landscape. Characterized by a series of concrete volumes, the walls are ten-inches thick with Spanish cedar window frames orientated to capture its coastal setting.
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Box on the Rock

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Box on the Rock

Box on the Rock

Box on the Rock

Box on the Rock

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The rugged landscape above the Californian Sonoma Valley is not a frequent choice of site for new sleek and comfortable family homes, but Schwartz and Architecture have managed to turn this awkward spot into a dream location with the appropriately named Box on the Rock.
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Coeur de Pirate: Crier Tout Bas

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Québec’s platinum-selling chanteuse cries out in the California snow

Twenty-five-year-old Québécois crossover phenomenon Coeur de Pirate (aka Béatrice Martin) has been dubbed the voice of la chanson Française for her generation. With over one million records sold, the Montréal-born siren’s empowering new single is the first from just-released LP Roses.
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Head Over Heels

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They teeter, they totter and they all fall down

A bright sky, a boardwalk, a stroll under the sun – so begins the Kinopravda-directed Twun, a poppy, pratfall-imbued meditation on how it feels to contend with staying upright in the highest of high heels.
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California Roll House

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Hong Kong-based architecture practice Violent Volumes developed a futuristic concept house inspired by the shape of a California roll. Designed as a prefabricated home for a desert environment, ‘California Roll House’ employs a number of sustainable technologies and automatic systems to create a comfortable atmosphere.
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Amsterdam Building

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Amsterdam Building

Amsterdam Building

Amsterdam Building

via designboom.com | photos © Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

Architect Jorge Hernandez de la Garza has completed a large six storey apartment complex in Mexico city’s Condesa district. named ‘The ámsterdam building’, the structure is surrounded by examples of art deco architecture dating from the 1920s and 30s. This context is referenced in the staggered façade, finished with the same concrete cladding as its neighbors. In addition, the design team were keen to ensure that the height of the dwelling remained consistent with the area.
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