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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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Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

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Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

Casa Chorizo, Buenos Aires

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Around the corner: this Buenos Aires house uses a traditional Porteño typology

The traditional residential typology that defined the fabric of Buenos Aires in the 19th century is called casa chorizo or ‘sausage’ house, an inheritance from the Italian immigrants who adapted the classic Roman floor plan to a new urban reality.
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Buster Delin’s holiday home

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Buster Delin’s holiday home

Buster Delin’s holiday home

Buster Delin’s holiday home

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Life in a Box: the Summer House of Architect Buster Delin in Sweden

From Swedish interiors magazine Residence and its stellar editor-in-chief Hanna Nova Beatrice comes a new annual “bookazine” titled My Residence, featuring a selection of Swedish homes as seen in the magazine. As a sneak peek from inside the book we present here an article in partnership with Residence, about the summer house architect Buster Delin built himself in the Swedish countryside.
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HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

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HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

HYTTE ÅRSUND, Norway

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This cabin perched on a hillside on Norway’s west coast features modular rooms that extend outwards from the main structure to enhance views of the adjacent fjord. Architecture studio Rever & Drage was asked to replace a dilapidated holiday home from the 1950s with a contemporary cabin that makes the most of the spectacular vistas from its site in the district of Straumsnes. The original building was demolished. But a swimming pool from the same period was retained and refurbished, along with a recent annex that the studio integrated into its proposal and used as a reference for the new building’s material palette.
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Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

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Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

Maison Kamari, Paros-Greece

via ignant.de | Photos © Damien de Medeiros

A Modern Summer House On A Greek Island

Located on the Greek island of Paros, studio Re-act Architects designed a modern retreat as a reinterpretation of Cycladic architecture. Inspired by the traditional cubic form, architects Natasha Deliyianni and Yiorgos Spiridonos added a minimal touch to the white summer house titled ‘Maison Kamari‘. Nestled into the curve of the site’s plot, the structure’s design features an expansive terrace with a pool, overlooking the Aegean Sea.
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Casa Caldera, Arizona

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Casa Caldera, Arizona

Casa Caldera, Arizona

Casa Caldera, Arizona

Casa Caldera, Arizona

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DUST Custom Builds an Off-Grid Arizona Dwelling from Volcanic Rock

In Arizona’s San Rafael Valley, architectural alliance DUST has completed a dwelling designed in direct response to the region’s distinct history and context. Located 15 miles North of the border between the United States and Mexico, ‘Casa Caldera’ occupies a site formed by volcanic activity that resulted in a mineral and resource-rich land. ‘From native agricultural cultures, to nomadic hunter-gatherers, to conquistadors and missionaries, to pioneers, miners, cattle, and cowboys, to militia, migrants, and narcotraficantes., the San Rafael Valley in Southern Arizona is the quintessential landscape and folklore of the wild west’, says the design team.
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Hudson Guesthouse, New York

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Hudson Guesthouse, New York

Hudson Guesthouse, New York

Hudson Guesthouse, New York

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House rules: Janson Goldstein creates a serene guest house in the Hudson Valley

For a sleek guesthouse in upstate New York, Manhattan-based architecture firm Janson Goldstein didn’t want to compete with the existing main house on the rural site. ‘We did this by coming up with a very simple and clear design,’ says partner Hal Goldstein.
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Pavilion MAL, Majorca

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Pavilion MAL, Majorca

Pavilion MAL, Majorca

Pavilion MAL, Majorca

Pavilion MAL, Majorca

via dezeen.com | photos © Philipp Bretschneider

Architect Philipp Bretschneider has perched a garden viewpoint on a picturesque Mallorcan hillside, using the steel structure to frame views across the Mediterranean Sea. The German architect, who is part of Munich-based collective H5 Architekten, was asked to create the small garden pavilion in the grounds of a family home on the Spanish island.
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