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Great Wall Museum Fine Art

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Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

Great Wall Museum Fine Art

via designboom.com | photos © Wang Ning

Knowing that art can have the power to change reality, Archstudio has transformed a decaying pharmaceutical factory in Zibo, China, into the Great Wall Museum of Fine Art, a place dedicated to showcase contemporary works. The design concept is based on the decentralized structure of the previous industrial construction and the character that the enclosed exterior gives to the building, emphasizing the relationship between the internal and external spaces.
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Frank Gehry’s First-Ever Yacht

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Frank Gehry's First-Ever Yacht

via townandcountrymag.com | Photo © TODD EBERLE

Last July, at the end of a Friday afternoon, Frank Gehry landed at Barnstable Municipal Airport, on Cape Cod, accompanied by his son Alejandro and his friend Bobby Shriver. The group drove straight to the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, and there the architect first saw her, anchored a little offshore.
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Aspvik House

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Aspvik House

Aspvik House

Aspvik House

via dezeen.com | photos © Åke E:son Lindman

Stockholm-based architect Andreas Martin-Löf designed Aspvik House as a weekend retreat for himself on land owned by his family. It sits on a steep hill in Aspvik, a town in the Stockholm archipelago, about a 40-minute drive from the city.
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Birchgrove House, Sydney

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Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

Birchgrove House, Sydney

via habitusliving.com | Photos © Murray Fredericks

The rationale for the Birchgrove House design was to improve the house through simplification and a maximisaton of the outdoor experience on the tight site. One solution to the tight size of the space was to replace all upper level external walls to the courtyard with a fully operable façade. The main bathroom sprawls out onto the upper balcony, the doors completely retreating within the wall cavity, creating a private outdoor bathroom experience.
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Casa Lara, São Paulo

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Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

Casa Lara, São Paulo

via designboom.com | photos © Ricardo Bassetti

Brazilian architect Felipe Hess has designed ‘Casa Lara’; a generous and light-filled home nestled in between two gardens on either side in São Paulo. Formed as three stacked volumes with contrasting materials and sizes, the living areas have been clustered together on the ground floor and decorated in a retro and contemporary style. The home is then topped with a flat-roof, featuring a sun deck and a curtain-wrapped shelter which hosts an outdoor dining and kitchen area with panoramic views over the city.
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