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Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

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Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

Slice Of The City, Nishinomiya-Japan

via ignant.de | Photos © Toshiyuki Yano

Located in a residential neighbourhood of Nishinomiya, Japan, the house designed by Alphaville Architects seeks for a solution to provide enough of the daylight while not affecting the privacy of its owners at the same time.

Given the area’s typical block layout and Nishinomiya’s strict local construction laws, there needs to be a fifty centimetre-wide buffer between the site boundary which allows one-meter narrow gap between the houses. Therefore, usually each house’s windows face the public roads with the curtains shut to keep its privacy.
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Zaha Hadid’s NYC Penthouse

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Zaha Hadid's NYC Penthouse

Zaha Hadid's NYC Penthouse

via artnet.com

Zaha Hadid’s Only NYC Penthouse Hits Market for $50 Million

If you’re in the market for a swanky new penthouse in New York City, then you may want to check out the building on 520 West 28th Street. The nearly 7.000-square-foot apartment, which stands as the crown jewel of Zaha Hadid’s first residential project in New York, is up for grabs—if you have $50 million to spare.
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Kyoto Townhouse

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Kyoto Townhouse

Kyoto Townhouse

Kyoto Townhouse

via hypebeast.com | photos © KEI SUGINO

Jagged Lines and Unconventional Layouts in This Beautiful Kyoto Townhouse

Japanese homes are known to be cramped, cold (literally and metaphorically), perfectly squared off for maximum efficiency and more. Few of these attributes are found in this beautiful townhouse, located in the suburban neighborhoods within Kyoto, Japan.
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San Francisco House

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San Francisco House

San Francisco House

San Francisco House

San Francisco House

via wallpaper.com | Photos © Bruce Damonte

Schwartz and Architecture’s space-saving reimagining of a Victorian Bungalow

A young design-savvy couple called on the help of the local firm Schwartz and Architecture to envision their dream home; reimagining and restructuring a small Victorian Bungalow perched on a San Francisco slope.
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Residence J&C, Melbourne

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Residence J&C, Melbourne

Residence J&C, Melbourne

Residence J&C, Melbourne

Residence J&C, Melbourne

via dezeen.com | photos © Open Studio

This weekend retreat on the Australian coastline was designed by Melbourne firm Open Studio to peep over the tree canopy, offering views of a creek that runs alongside the beach. With window walls and balconies at both ends, Residence J&C is designed to make the most of its scenic setting in Somers – a small town located an hour’s drive from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.
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Workshop House, São Paulo

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Workshop House, São Paulo

Workshop House, São Paulo

Workshop House, São Paulo

Workshop House, São Paulo

via yatzer.com | photos © Bruno Candiotto

Sitting boldly on a street corner in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil, local architects PAX.ARQ have inserted a unique multi-purpose concrete and aluminium structure, providing an industrial, contemporary sculptural addition to a developing landscape that was once home to a dense pine forest. Completed in 2015, this Workshop House project or Tecnomec, rests on a two-hundred-and-sixty-square-metre site consisting of three levels: a ground floor high-performance mechanical workshop, first floor training spaces with offices and bathrooms, and a top floor two-bedroom residence with terrace for the owner/client.
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MLA, São Paulo

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MLA, São Paulo

MLA, São Paulo

MLA, São Paulo

MLA, São Paulo

via designboom.com | photos © Leonardo Finotti

Jacobsen Arquitetura Visually Blends Inside and Outside with São Paulo House

Taking advantage of the tropical climate and the generous plot of land, Rio de Janeiro-based firm Jacobsen Arquitetura have conceived the ‘MLA’ home in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo. The urban dwelling was developed with a brief to be comfortable, warm but open to its surroundings, light and constructed with modern engineering with natural materials. The resulting design sees a single volume that runs parallel with one of its sides open completely to the lush garden landscape occupying the front.
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