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Summitridge, Beverly Hills

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Summitridge, Beverly Hills

Summitridge, Beverly Hills

Summitridge, Beverly Hills

Summitridge, Beverly Hills

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California dreaming: Summitridge makes the most of LA’s temperate climate

Californian architects have long been blessed by an abundance of natural light and a dry temperate weather, which explains the airy expansiveness of so much of the state’s best architecture. And when a half-decent budget is thrown into the mix, the results can be both inspiring and aspirational.
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Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

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Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

Tree Top Residence, Los Angeles

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The Tree Top Residence celebrates the site’s complex landscape, merging with it seamlessly and emerging from it atop the canopy of trees that surround it. Built along a natural ridgeline, the long and narrow plan of the three-story house mimics and inverts the angles of the site’s topography, creating dynamic vertical and horizontal relationships.
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Casa Candelaria, Mexico

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Casa Candelaria, Mexico

Casa Candelaria, Mexico

Casa Candelaria, Mexico

Casa Candelaria, Mexico

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Cherem Arquitectos uses rammed earth to construct Casa Candelaria in Mexico

Cherem Arquitectos has completed ‘Casa Candelaria’, a house located in Quanajuato, Central Mexico. sited on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, the design uses 50 centimeter-thick (20 inch) rammed earth walls that allow the architecture to blend with the natural landscape. This choice of materiality ensures that the structure has a high thermal mass, retaining heat during hot days, before gradually discharging it throughout the cooler desert nights.
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Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

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Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

Mcelroy Residence, Laguna Beach

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This Modern Family Home in Laguna Beach Keeps a Low Profile

This latest project from Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects is in the form of a discreet modern home in Laguna Beach. With a 11-foot height limit imposed by the homeowner’s association, the house was built on a series of horizontal floating planes which are supported on stone masses, wood walls and slender steel columns.
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Syros Island House

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Syros Island House

Syros Island House

Syros Island House

Syros Island House

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Divine simplicity: stone-clad Syros Island house is orientated to perfection

Located in the thick of the Cyclades, Syros ticks all the boxes of a Greek island – the gorgeous flat waters of the Aegean, postcard perfect tableaus of little towns that cling to slopes, bijou bays and a wild sparse interior that’s changed little since the days of Homer. And in a picturesque spot in Delphini, in Syros’s northwest, the Thessaloniki-based Katerina Tsigarida Architects have built a complex of low-slung residential villas for a London-based Greek family that has familial and business (textiles and shipping) ties with the island.
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Casa del Bosque, Argentina

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Casa del Bosque, Argentina

Casa del Bosque, Argentina

Casa del Bosque, Argentina

Casa del Bosque, Argentina

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Grupo Urban’s Casa del Bosque in Argentina uses trees to provide privacy

Designed by Grupo Urban, this two-storey house in the Argentinian city of Córdoba is surrounded by trees. Appropriately titled ‘Casa del Bosque’, the residence belongs to a family with a strong passion for art and design. The home’s footprint was partially determined by the site’s previously existing trees, many of which were spared rather than cut down. Not only is the vegetation visible from each room, but it also provides privacy — closing the house off from the street, and naturally enclosing the backyard.
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Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

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Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

Ocean Eye House, Costa Rica

via dezeen.com | photos © Andres Garcia Lachner

Wooden walls can be folded back from the front of this house on Costa Rica’s coastline, opening up ocean views for the bedrooms and living spaces within. The Ocean Eye House was designed by San José-based architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe for a family that purchased a site on the western edge of the Nicoya peninsula, facing straight out towards the Pacific ocean.
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