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San Francisco House

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San Francisco House

San Francisco House

San Francisco House

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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

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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

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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

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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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Life House, Wales

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Life House, Wales

Life House, Wales

Life House, Wales

via ignant.de | Photos © Gilbert McCarragher

Covered with black bricks on the outside, John Pawson’s ‘Life House’ welcomes the guests with brightness and soft colors in the interior. Acknowledged for his minimalistic aesthetics, the British architect once again created a generous and balanced space, this time located in central Wales.

Commissioned by Living Architecture, John Pawson spent nearly five years working on this simple yet refined retreat and making it a perfect space to ease one’s mind and find the serenity. Influenced by Japanese design and the architecture of Benedictine monks, the architect consulted with the philosopher Alain de Botton to develop the concept.
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Windhover, Stanford University

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Windhover, Stanford University

Windhover, Stanford University

Windhover, Stanford University

Windhover, Stanford University

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This spiritual refuge by Aidlin Darling Design at California’s Stanford University features vertical cedar slats and thick walls made of soil excavated from the building site. Called the Windhover, the building sits at the heart of the university’s campus, located in the city of Stanford in northern California. Sitting on the site of a former parking lot and next to an oak grove, it is designed to facilitate meditation through art and nature.
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House with a Kura, Kyoto

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House with a Kura, Kyoto

House with a Kura, Kyoto

House with a Kura, Kyoto

House with a Kura, Kyoto

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Balancing act: Case-Real convert Japanese storehouse into modern work space

Creative folk are often heard complaining of a work-life imbalance, and the trend for live-work spaces is on the up. Helping one productive Japanese duo to achieve this illusive, much sought-after life goal, are former Wallpaper* Design Award winners Case-Real, who have created an effortlessly elegant multi-functional work space in a converted Japanese storehouse.
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Valeria House, Buenos Aires

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Valeria House, Buenos Aires

Valeria House, Buenos Aires

Valeria House, Buenos Aires

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Slabs of board-marked concrete form the walls, floors and roof of this holiday home designed by architects by Luciano Kruk and María Victoria Besonías for a coastal forest near Buenos Aires. The 190-square-metre retreat named Valeria House is tucked between tree trunks in the secluded Argentinian seaside resort Valeria del Mar.
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