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Fabriken Furillen (Gotland, Sweden)

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Fabriken Furillen

Fabriken Furillen

Fabriken Furillen

Fabriken Furillen

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The hotel’s design is the brainchild of commercial photographer Johan Hellström. The building stands out against the surrounding landscape while at the same time acting as a natural extension of it, reflecting the former quarry’s shapes and colors. Hellström’s re-imagining of the factory’s existing infrastructure began with the crumbling worker’s canteen. He and his wife renovated the space to include 18 rooms, using recycled local materials such as limestone, concrete and hardwood.
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East House

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East House

East House

East House

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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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