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Konieczny’s Ark

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Konieczny's Ark

Konieczny's Ark

Konieczny's Ark

Konieczny's Ark

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Noah’s ark: a concrete house floats above South Poland’s mountainous landscape

South Poland’s picturesque, green and mountainous landscape was a key inspiration for Katowice based architecture firm KWK Promes’ latest residential offering, situated in the rolling hills of Brenna.
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Casa nel Bosco

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Casa nel Bosco

Casa nel Bosco

Casa nel Bosco

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Towering oak trees surround this addition to a family residence in Sardinia, which is raised up on concrete feet to minimise its impact on the wild landscape. Officina29 Architetti designed the small building as an annex to a house in Sassari, the second-largest city on the Italian island.
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Almond Surfboards & Designs

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Almond Surfboards & Designs

Almond Surfboards & Designs

Almond Surfboards & Designs

Almond Surfboards & Designs

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“Good, honest stuff for good, honest people” is the claim made on the website of Almond Surfboards & Designs, making clear right from the start the cornerstones of the philosophy of this manufacturer of surfboards, based in Newport Beach, California. The idea came to Dave Allee in 2007, while he was still a student in the department of economics at Chapman University, and became a reality in 2009 after a chance meeting with Griffin Neumann-Kyle, a “shaper” trained under the wing of Bruce Jones, pioneer of the surf industry with over 40 years of experience in the sector.
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Mar Adentro | Los Cabos

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Mar Adentro | Los Cabos

Mar Adentro | Los Cabos

Mar Adentro | Los Cabos

Mar Adentro | Los Cabos

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This Is the World’s Most Minimalist Hotel

Like something rising out of a futuristic utopian society, Mar Adentro in Mexico’s San José del Cabo cuts a striking figure against the Sea of Cortez for its stark, white volumes that nestle a massive infinity pool between. Designed by Mexican architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés, the luxury property combines a five-star, 143-suite hotel with 30 private apartments and nine estates.
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Light Grain House

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Light Grain House

Light Grain House

Light Grain House

Light Grain House

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Yoshiaki Yamashita’s “Light Grain” House Lets Fractals of Daylight Play Upon Its Surfaces

Architect Yoshiaki Yamashita’s “Light Grain” is a three-story house built with a perforated façade which allows for light to shine through and play off the surfaces within, balancing circulation of air and natural lighting with the privacy one craves in an urban setting. The third story’s punctured steel screen diffuses fractals of daylight throughout the home, as well as upon an enclosed private garden that abets a ground-floor bedroom.
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Two Houses at Nichada, Bangkok

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Two Houses at Nichada, Bangkok

Two Houses at Nichada, Bangkok

Two Houses at Nichada, Bangkok

Two Houses at Nichada, Bangkok

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Alkhemist Architects duplicates house for brothers in Bangkok

Local-based Alkhemist Architects was commissioned to erect two houses belonging to a pair of brothers. Located in a suburban gated community in Bangkok, Thailand, the siblings, who are very close but have different lifestyles, wish to live close to each other and spend some time together. However, they also want to establish a private distance whenever is needed. The architect began the design process by using one simple building typology that would be then repeated on both houses. Once this design development got into detail level, the logic of repetition evolved to fit the different needs of each individual. As a result, the two houses look similar on a first glance, yet they differ once they dwelled within them.
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Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

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Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

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An architect’s home in Mexico City melds strong geometry with a warm interior

Casa Caucaso’s striking geometry makes for an eye-catching family home. This three-storey residential property in Mexico City was created by JJRR Arquitetura for the practice’s own director – Jose Juan Rivera Rio – and his family of five. The carefully crafted design marks a strong contrast between its dynamic, brutalist exterior, and a warm and inviting interior atmosphere.
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BASILICA di SIPONTO

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BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

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Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has used wire to recreate an early Christian church on an archaeological site in Siponto, a port town in southern Italy. The huge installation is located on the site of a church built in the Roman settlement between the 11th and 12th centuries, but deserted following earthquakes in the 13th century. Tresoldi, who specialises in large-scale wire sculptures, has previously created both architectural and figurative pieces for venues including the British art and music festival Secret Garden Party. But this sculpture will remain in place indefinitely.
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