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Barrancas House

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via hypebeast.com | photos © Jaime Navarro, Roland Halbe

Mexico-based EZEQUIELFARCA architecture & design has completed a restoration project of a spacious 1970s residence in Mexico City. Despite initial doubts on the aesthetic qualities of the home, the design firm took advantage of the vast amounts of open space and tranquil views available, by creating earthy, multifunctional areas achieved through movable screen walls.
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Casa Brutale

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Casa Brutale

Casa Brutale

Casa Brutale

via designboom | images © OPA

‘Casa Brutale’ is an unclad statement of simplicity and harmony in contemporary architecture. The conceptual residence, by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture), is a chameleonic living space that teeters on the high cliffs above the Aegean sea. It is a study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, waiting hopefully to be built.
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Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

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Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

Surreal Architecture: Dionisio González

via designboom | images © Dionisio González

Spanish artist Dionisio González brings us his latest series ‘Trans-Actions’, a set of imaginary architectural realizations which beckon the question — are these structures contemporary habitable spaces or ruins of a former landscape now forgotten? Mobile observatories, occasional retreats, workplaces, hydraulic structures and stationary zeppelins stand out for their ability to surprise and astound the onlookers around them.
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Abstract House

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Abstract House

Abstract House

Abstract House

via dezeen.com | photos © Shannon McGrath

Australian architect Matt Gibson took cues from the designs of European Modernists for this pair of extensions he has added to the rear of a Victorian-era residence in Melbourne. Gibson – who also recently competed a house inspired by Brazilian Modernist architects – designed the home for a family returning to Australia after more than a decade living in London. The clients brought with them scrapbook images of European Modernist homes, which influenced the rectilinear form of the extension.
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The World’s Best DIY Skate Parks

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The World's Best DIY Skate Parks

The World's Best DIY Skate Parks

The World's Best DIY Skate Parks

via hypebeast.com | photos © Rich Gilligan

Brooklyn-based, Irish-born photographer Rich Gilligan has shot some of the world’s most ambitious and elaborate homemade skate parks for a new coffee table book entitled DIY. From Brooklyn to Berlin, from Manchester to Malmö, Gilligan captures the independent attitude and uncompromising camaraderie of the world’s skateboarding community.
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176. House E+M

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176. House E+M

176. House E+M

176. House E+M

via dezeen.com | photos © Adrià Goula

Concealed behind a historic facade, this narrow residence by Barcelona architect Josep Ferrando is wedged between the party walls of a pair of houses in the Spanish city of Sant Cugat. The 225-square-metre residence fills a gap measuring less than six metres wide between two existing buildings in Sant Cugat – a town north of Barcelona that is also home to a picturesque Medieval monastery, an architecture school and a chocolate factory.
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