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Viggsö, Sweden

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Viggsö, Sweden

Viggsö, Sweden

Viggsö, Sweden

Viggsö, Sweden

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Stilted cabin is raised among the treetops on the Stockholm archipelago

Swedish studio Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor has used slender stilts to elevate this timber-framed cabin into the treetops on an island in the Stockholm archipelago. The gabled house is home to a family of five and is named Viggsö after the island it sits on off the eastern coast of Sweden.
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Gamla Villan, Finland

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Gamla Villan, Finland

Gamla Villan, Finland

Gamla Villan, Finland

Gamla Villan, Finland

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A grand window offers views of the woodland and sea in this house in Hanko, Finland, designed by Mer Architects as a contemporary update of the town’s historic villas. Helsinki-based Mer Architects was asked by the client to create a modern house that references the style of the surrounding villas, while also making the most of views of the nearby woodland and sea.
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Casa Bahia, Miami

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Casa Bahia, Miami

Casa Bahia, Miami

Casa Bahia, Miami

Casa Bahia, Miami

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Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes has completed his first built project: a tropical-modernist mansion in Miami that is currently among the city’s most expensive residential properties. The 20,000-square-foot (1,858-square-metre) Casa Bahia estate on the shore of Miami’s Biscayne Bay includes seven bedrooms distributed across three storeys.
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In Residence: Casa Gilardi

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Inside the high-modernist Mexico City home designed by Luis Barragán

Casa Gilardi is the last house built entirely by legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Now the home of Martin Luque and his family, the house was constructed after Barragán had formally retired. Martin Luque and his advertising agency partner Pancho Gilardi approached Barragán, who originally didn’t want to take on the project, until he found himself inspired by the astonishing jacaranda tree around which the house is built.
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Yves Béhar’s Bay Area Home

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Yves Béhar's Bay Area Home

Yves Béhar's Bay Area Home

Yves Béhar's Bay Area Home

Yves Béhar's Bay Area Home

Yves Béhar's Bay Area Home

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Storey teller: the design tale behind Yves Béhar’s Bay Area bolthole

From the street, it might take visitors to Yves Béhar and Sabrina Buell’s San Francisco home a moment to find the front door. A seemingly unbroken stretch of black anodised aluminium – which looks flat from afar, but up close exposes a unique CNC-machined pattern of nicks and notches – spans the ground-level facade, disguising both a garage and the aforementioned entrance. Each fits flush within the mottled expanse; a pair of portals, hiding in plain sight.
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Nida House, Chile

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Nida House, Chile

Nida House, Chile

Nida House, Chile

Nida House, Chile

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Pezo Von Ellrichshausen’s Nida House in Chile Is Stacked Lke an Inverted Ziggurat

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen has constructed ‘Nida House’, a concentric and non-directional residence formed by four rigid concrete frames. located in Navidad, Chile, the structure comprises five levels, including its basement and roof terrace, with storys increasing in size as the building ascends. Eight continuous columns allow for open corners at every floor, providing generous and less restricted views of the surrounding landscape.
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Connect Parkville

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Connect Parkville

Connect Parkville

Connect Parkville

Connect Parkville

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Steffen Welsch Reconnects Brick Family Home with Glazed Intervention

‘Connect Parkville’, a project by Melbourne based studio Steffen Welsch Architects demonstrates merging old with new and in the case, it has manifested as a quiet extension that has been inserted in-between two existing masonry builds.
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Tamarit Apartment, Barcelona

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Tamarit Apartment, Barcelona

Tamarit Apartment, Barcelona

Tamarit Apartment, Barcelona

Tamarit Apartment, Barcelona

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The Incredible Transformation of a Stately Apartment in Barcelona

Faced with renovating a property of unwieldy proportions, Raúl Sánchez of Spanish practice RAS Arquitectura has resourcefully managed to transform this Barcelona stately apartment into a light-filled abode of modern elegance. The key challenge Sánchez had to face in refurbishing this 140-square-meter apartment was its long and narrow floorplan.
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