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Syros Island House

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Syros Island House

Syros Island House

Syros Island House

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Divine simplicity: stone-clad Syros Island house is orientated to perfection

Located in the thick of the Cyclades, Syros ticks all the boxes of a Greek island – the gorgeous flat waters of the Aegean, postcard perfect tableaus of little towns that cling to slopes, bijou bays and a wild sparse interior that’s changed little since the days of Homer. And in a picturesque spot in Delphini, in Syros’s northwest, the Thessaloniki-based Katerina Tsigarida Architects have built a complex of low-slung residential villas for a London-based Greek family that has familial and business (textiles and shipping) ties with the island.
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Casa del Bosque, Argentina

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Casa del Bosque, Argentina

Casa del Bosque, Argentina

Casa del Bosque, Argentina

Casa del Bosque, Argentina

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Grupo Urban’s Casa del Bosque in Argentina uses trees to provide privacy

Designed by Grupo Urban, this two-storey house in the Argentinian city of Córdoba is surrounded by trees. Appropriately titled ‘Casa del Bosque’, the residence belongs to a family with a strong passion for art and design. The home’s footprint was partially determined by the site’s previously existing trees, many of which were spared rather than cut down. Not only is the vegetation visible from each room, but it also provides privacy — closing the house off from the street, and naturally enclosing the backyard.
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Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

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Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

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Wooden walls can be folded back from the front of this house on Costa Rica’s coastline, opening up ocean views for the bedrooms and living spaces within. The Ocean Eye House was designed by San José-based architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe for a family that purchased a site on the western edge of the Nicoya peninsula, facing straight out towards the Pacific ocean.
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House on the Pacific Coast, Mexico

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House on the Pacific Coast, Mexico

House on the Pacific Coast, Mexico

House on the Pacific Coast, Mexico

House on the Pacific Coast, Mexico

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Pacific dreams: a coastal Mexican home built like a micro-village

The old adage that it takes a village to raise a child was very probably at the back of Alejandro Bernardi’s mind when he sat down at his desk to draft the plans for the Mexican ‘House on the Pacific Coast’.

As it turns out, ‘house’ is entirely the wrong word to describe this project, built on a secluded wind- and sea-swept spot in Zihuatanejo, a town on the edge of Mexico’s Pacific coast, 160 miles northwest of Acapulco.
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Torcuato House Pavilion, Buenos Aires

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Torcuato House Pavilion, Buenos Aires

Torcuato House Pavilion, Buenos Aires

Torcuato House Pavilion, Buenos Aires

Torcuato House Pavilion, Buenos Aires

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Besonias Almeida adds private pavilion to Buenos Aires house

Local-based architecture studio Besonias Almeida Arquitectos was commissioned to add a pavilion to an already existing house in Buenos Aires, argentina. the idea behind this inclusion was to realize a new space, isolated from the activity of the principal house and generating more relaxed functions. a strong connection with nature was also intended as well as both visual and auditive privacy while maintaining a comfortable feeling in both winter and summer.
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In Residence: Amanda Levete

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All is not as it seems in the renowned designer’s north London home

Behind the humble-seeming brick façade typical of its north London location lies the cavernous home of architect Amanda Levete. An advantageously placed former dress factory—sat directly behind the Victorian terraced house—provided the British designer with the opportunity to expand.
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Edgeland House, Austin-TX

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Edgeland House, Austin-TX

Edgeland House, Austin-TX

Edgeland House, Austin-TX

Edgeland House, Austin-TX

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A reinterpretation of one of the oldest housing technologies in North America.

The Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio sits in a gap once occupied by a Chevron pipeline on a rehabilitated brownfield site. Despite its ultra modern appearance, the residence’s design is actually a modern reinterpretation of the Native American Pit House, one of the oldest housing technologies in North America, which allows the structure to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year with its sunken placement 7 feet into the ground.
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Tucson Mountain Retreat

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Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

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Desert queen: a Tucson Mountain Retreat blends into the Arizona landscape

Placed delicately in its context, architecture firm DUST’s Tucson Mountain Retreat is situated on the outskirts of the lush Sonoran Desert, designed in direct response to its intriguing setting. The architects, who describe the project as being ‘rooted in the desert’, have created a striking rammed earth dwelling that makes minimum impact on its fragile environment. It seamlessly blends into the surrounding Arizona landscape, featuring elegant, clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic – making it the perfect backdrop for our September issue’s ‘High noon’ fashion shoot.
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