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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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Field of Light

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Field of Light

Field of Light

Field of Light

Field of Light

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Bruce Munro illuminates Australia’s vast desert landscape in a field of light

At Ayers Rock Resort in Australia, British artist Bruce Munro has installed a ‘Feld of Light’ that illuminates the vast desert landscape. Marking his largest project to date, this immersive work — the most recent in a series of monumental light-based installations — comprises more than 50,000 slender stems, crowned with frosted-glass spheres. The sculpture stretches to an area the size of four football fields just beside Uluru — the monumental sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre desert. Throughout the day, the semi-transparent solar-powered spheres collect and store sunlight, coming alive by night through a network of illuminated optical fibre threads. The labyrinth of color forms pathways that lead viewers through the landscape, as well as the installation’s dynamic abyss.
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In Residence: Ian Simpson

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Inside the architect’s expansive apartment atop a Manchester skyscraper

For British architect Ian Simpson, home sweet home is a two-story penthouse apartment with inordinately high ceilings, an enviable contemporary furniture collection and a well-rooted indoor garden. Situated 47 floors above Manchester in the Beetham Tower—a groundbreaking building designed by Simpson that is celebrating its tenth anniversary—the flat is an expansive study in high-rise living, and the building the tallest in the UK outside of London.
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Andres Serrano on Donald Trump

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Andres Serrano on Donald Trump

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Andres Serrano has a reputation for outrage, so the postcard he is holding face down against his chest as we share the closest thing London has to a New York brunch must be strong stuff. Is it a photograph of a shocking sex act, a broken body, a desecrated Christian symbol? He explains that he has never shown this picture before, but decided he had to include it in his new retrospective in Brussels. It is a portrait of Donald Trump.
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