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Hog Pen Creek Retreat

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Hog Pen Creek Retreat

Hog Pen Creek Retreat

Hog Pen Creek Retreat

Hog Pen Creek Retreat

via dezeen.com | photos © Casey Dunn

US firm Lake Flato has built a waterfront retreat in Austin, Texas, featuring a two-storey porch and a slender lap pool that runs alongside the home. Called the Hog Pen Creek Retreat, the house sits at the confluence of Hog Pen Creek and Lake Austin, on a site dotted with pecan and cypress trees.
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Pagoda House, Sofia\Bulgaria

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Pagoda House, Sofia\Bulgaria

Pagoda House, Sofia\Bulgaria

via dezeen.com | photos © Assen Emilov

A glass wall frames a vintage Mercedes parked inside this timber-clad residence in the Bulgarian capital by I/O Architects, which is partially submerged into a sloping site. The Bulgarian practice designed Pagoda House to fit into the hillside, linking with an elevated garden tucked behind the bulk of the building on higher ground. Here residents can take in views of the city’s skyline while still remaining hidden from the street.
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A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

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A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

via ignant.de | Photos © Evan James Atwood

Evan James Atwood is a Native American photographer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. Whilst filming a short personal documentary during a two-week cultural trip through the Navajo Reservation, Atwood captured the awe-inspiring beauty of the landscape on camera. Below, he shares a few reflections on the experience of the different stages of his journey back to the land of his ancestors.
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3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

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3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

3 Waterloo Street, Melbourne

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DKO inserts floating perforated box to house residences in melbourne

Tasked with a heritage and listed façade, Australian architecture firm DKO has sensitively adapted this building into a apartments in Melbourne. The original exterior has been retained on the north, south and east sides, with the blend of old and new defined by a carefully placed insertion. This addition is visualized as a perforated ‘floating’ box set back at 1.3 meters from the existing brick perimeter.
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BN House, São Paulo

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BN House, São Paulo

BN House, São Paulo

BN House, São Paulo

via ignant.de | Photos © METRO

The architects from Brazilian studio METRO designed a house with several terraces and gardens, blurring the boundary between interior and exterior.

Located in Jardim Paulistano, a residential neighbourhood of São Paulo, BN House includes four volumes at different heights, executed in concrete and linked by a series of glazed circulation pathways. However, despite using exceptionally strong material, the architects didn’t leave the house closed to the outside. They included numerous terraces and gardens in their project, arranging them in a way that enhances the connection between the exterior and the interior.
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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

via dezeen.com | photos © Joao Morgado

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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