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VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

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VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

VIVOOD Landscape Hotel

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Nestled in southeastern Spain’s Guadalest Valley, a sustainable luxury resort has opened its doors to guests. The inaugural VIVOOD Landscape Hotel comprises 25 independent suites, which are lightly and unobtrusively perched above the rugged, undulating terrain. The retreat also includes a fine dining restaurant and lounge bar, a panoramic swimming pool, and a host of private terraces and jacuzzis.
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Hyunama House

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Hyunama House

Hyunama House

Hyunama House

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When asked to build a small house in Bugye, Korea, Seung H-Sang of IROJE Architects & Planners, found himself with the difficult task of embedding an architectural structure within a majestic natural landscape previously untouched. The owner had previously planted five botanical gardens and asked the architect to create a dwelling where he could contemplate and meditate amongst them. It is at the end of these green spaces that Seung H-Sang has constructed ‘Hyunama’, or the black cottage, sitting still in the middle of a forest.
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SaLo House

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SaLo House

SaLo House

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Architect Patrick Dillon built this sustainable house on a forested hilltop in Panama from salvaged materials that had to be brought to the site by boat and horseback. The project to design and build the SaLo House, which is named after its location near the tip of Punta de San Lorenzo, began in 1997 when Dillon was working on the construction of a bridge over the San Pablo River in southwestern Panama.
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Pickles & Round House

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Pickles & Round House

Pickles & Round House

Skewed House

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The Pickles & Round House was the first project that Jo and Harry worked on together, and resulted in the formulation of their architecture studio Pickles & Rouse Architects. “We bought this house in 2010 and it has been evolving ever since. This was our first house and design project together, hence the name and establishment of our Architectural firm Pickles & Rouse,” says Jo Lambis. “The house has recently been sold as our family is becoming larger, however the buyers would like to evolve the house further so we will be helping them to achieve this.”
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Skewed House

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Skewed House

Skewed House

Skewed House

Skewed House

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Designed by architects, Lijo Jos and Reny Lijo of LIJO.RENY.architects, Skewed House carries a well-defined aesthetic sensibility that weaves through spaces. Simple clean lines, volumetric variations, refined colour schemes and the considered integration of interiors and exteriors, all combine to create a joyous living space.
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Fabriken Furillen (Gotland, Sweden)

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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

East House

via designboom.com | photos © chuck choi / matthew snyder

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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