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Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard, Copenhagen

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Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard, Copenhagen

Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard, Copenhagen

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Danish boatbuilder Laust Nørgaard has completed a floating home for his family in Copenhagen harbour.

The 70-square-metre two-bedroom houseboat features a dark-stained wood exterior and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that offer residents generous views of the water.

Nørgaard and his wife Lisbeth Juul had previously lived in a houseboat but had moved to an apartment in Copenhagen. After their daughter left for university, they decided to go back to living on the water.
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44PL, Greenwich, CT

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44PL, Greenwich, CT

44PL, Greenwich, CT

44PL, Greenwich, CT

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Located in the Greenwich, CT backcountry on four steeply sloped acres, the 44PL house uses a precise site and aesthetic strategy to comfortably satisfy a large residential program, while also triggering moments of surprise, play, and curiosity.
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Cabin Lyngholmen

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Cabin Lyngholmen

Cabin Lyngholmen

Cabin Lyngholmen

Cabin Lyngholmen

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This island holiday home designed by Norwegian studio Lund Hagem is sheltered beneath a wide concrete canopy, which bridges the surrounding rocks to frame views to the coast for occupants.

The residence is set within a protected spot on the shore of Lyngholmen, an island off Norway’s southern coast.

Already naturally sheltered from the the wind by boulders and dense vegetation, Cabin Lyngholmen is further protected against the strong sea breezes by a thick white concrete roof.
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An Artist’s Studio Inspired By Camera Design

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An Artist’s Studio Inspired By Camera Design

An Artist’s Studio Inspired By Camera Design

An Artist’s Studio Inspired By Camera Design

An Artist’s Studio Inspired By Camera Design

via ignant.de | Photos © Eduard Hueber

Austrian architect Christian Tonko designed Camera Lucida, a “small studio for drawing, painting and sculpture” that bidirectionally frames its own surroundings.

Inspired by the design of an optical light chamber, the studio was built to provide its artist inhabitants with optimal light for various activities. Constructed from weathering steel, raw concrete and untreated oak, its upper level offers the ideal setting for sketching and painting, while the lower level is optimized for sculpture and canvas work.
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Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

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Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

Seascape Retreat, New Zealand

via yatzer.com | photos © Simon Devitt

Seascape Retreat by award winning, Auckland-based Pattersons Associates Architects can only be described as heaven on earth. Located on the Banks Peninsula in the majestic volcanic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island, this modern cottage retreat is set within a rock escarpment in a remote private bay, and is accessible by helicopter or by 4-wheel-drive vehicle across the cliff-top farm tracks. Initially designed in 2011 as a honeymoon destination, Seascape Retreat is a luxury getaway, not only for lovers but also for those who yearn for style, seclusion and awe-inspiring views.
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WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

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WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

WATER TOWER BRASSCHAAT

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The existing water tower stood on the grounds of the manor of Brasschaat and was erected in order to provide the main house and service buildings with running water. The tower was one of the first buildings made in concrete and continued to be in use up until 1937, when four new water towers were built within the commune of Brasschaat and a completely new water supply system was put in. The water company showed no real interest in the tower due to its totally outdated technique and construction methods..
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Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

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Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

Tepozcuautla House, Mexico City

via hypebeast.com | photos © Agustin Garza

Concrete and metal, all without interfering with the environment.

Nestled in the hills of Mexico City, the Tepozcuautla House consists of two concrete bodies — one for services and the other for the bulk of the house’s main areas — joined by steel bridges and a cantilevered staircase. The stairs and bridges give the illusion of walking on the vegetation below, all without interfering with the surrounding flora for maximum sustainability.
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Gallop House, Singapore

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Gallop House, Singapore

Gallop House, Singapore

Gallop House, Singapore

Gallop House, Singapore

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A louvred wooden screen protects the upper storey of this west-facing house in Singapore from direct sunlight, while the lower levels are partly embedded in the hillside site and shaded by the floors above. The Gallop House was designed for a local developer and his family by Singapore studio Formwerkz Architects, whose previous residential projects in the city-state include a concrete house with plants growing on its various levels and a faceted property with a triangular window interrupting its timber-clad facades.
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Aesop by Dimore Studio

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Aesop by Dimore Studio

Aesop by Dimore Studio

Aesop by Dimore Studio

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Aesop by Dimore Studio references Italian bottegas in Milan

Recognized by their signature packaging and the individuality of each one of their boutiques, Australian skincare brand Aesop has established a second store in Milan. Based in the historical center, the authentic and distinctive interior is set within a 35 square meter space and created in collaboration with Milanese design firm Dimore Studio.
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