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SPG Architects
Leicester House


This hilltop residence, located at the edge of a wooded knoll in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has expansive southern and western views.  Approaching the house through these woods, one arrives at a striking single story façade of corten steel in a wood frame. A hint of the views is provided through […]


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XTEN Architecture
Sapphire Gallery


The Sapphire Gallery is a residential addition designed to display a private collection of contemporary art while also providing for a home office with views to the surrounding hills. The owners’ collection includes work by the artists Gregory Crewdson, Uta Barth, Tomoroy Dodge and the video artist Jennifer Steinkamp, and they wanted a new building […]


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Camarim Arquitectos
Casa Tropical


Mundaú is a fishermen’s village in an immense beach in the state of Ceará, in Northeast Brazil. 3º 10’ 42.51” South of the Equator, years are split in wet and dry seasons, with temperatures ranging from 22ºc to 33ºc. Heavy rainfall from January to July ensures a fertile ground where vegetation flourishes until December. The […]


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Ehrlich Architects
Carrillo Residence


The Carrillo Residence occupies a long narrow site on the rim of Santa Monica Canyon with distant views of the Pacific Ocean. Designed for a young couple with two children, the house addresses the formal and informal needs of the family while taking advantage of the Southern California climate and views. The orientation of the […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
House on Mountainside (Casa en la Ladera de un Castillo)


Casa en la Ladera de un Castillo is located in a landscape of unique beauty, the result of a natural and evident growth. The mountain, topped by a castle, is covered by a blanket housing through a system of aggregation by simple juxtaposition of pieces generated fragmented target tissue that adapts to the topography. The […]


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KWK Promes
Broken House


The building is located on the outskirts of Katowice, near a forest, on land deteriorated by 4th category mining damage, where tectonic faults are a possibility. Hence the connotation of uplifted layers of soil, interwoven with one another, which was the inspiration for the form of the house.  Its structural design comprises rectangular solids contrasting […]


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Pitsou Kedem Architect with Tanju Qzelgin
Herzelia Pituah House 4


An open but enclosed home: A modern and minimalistic building that completely eliminates the accepted barrier between the inside and the outside and hides, within its restrained spaces, a dramatic atmosphere and wide open spaces. The house was built as a vacation home for a family living abroad.  It is situated directly on the coast […]


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Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
Yerger Residence


This site for this project has one main view to the east towards Camelback Mountain.  The intent of the project was to focus the views towards the iconic landmark to capture it and have it constantly presented in the experience of the house while creating other introspective moments of experience. The project takes the form […]


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BAK Arquitectos
Laprida House


The commission arises from a meeting about the possibility of expanding an existing house of modern stile well preserved; trying to avoid that the modifications make the house suffer a loss of quality and original meaning. We understood that the challenge was interesting and that our intervention could improve the present situation, since the house […]


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Alchemy Architects, home of the weeHouse
Phillips Garden


The first rooftop weeHouse, the 800 SF is used as additional office space for a landscape design firm. Two side-by-side modules include custom interior elements such as translucent walls and a IKEA/custom-built hybrid reception area. A site-built stair tower is also part of the project and links upper and lower floors with whimsey and light. […]


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Suppose Design Office
House in Fukawa


The house is placed at suburbs in Hiroshima, and designed for 4 members of a family with two kids. Because there are a lot of traffics around the area, we considered the house, which is closed from outside as much as possible but still keep its space open without any pressure of the separation from […]


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KWK Promes
House with a capsule


The building is situated in an industrial area of Poland. It’s been designed for an indigent family, which appreciates its functionality, as well as low maintenance and construction cost. The plan of this bungalow is based on a square, where internal and external spaces are combined. The capsule containing all technological elements – bathroom, kitchen, […]


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David Coleman Architecture
Nuler-Cudahy Residence


Partial tear down and reconstruction of a mid-century modern residence, resulting in a doubling of living space without altering the building’s footprint. Program requirements include the addition of a penthouse suite, optimized views of Puget Sound, and the creation of a dynamic setting for family life and modern art & furniture. This design challenges the […]


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Alchemy Architects, home of the weeHouse
Nolo Loft


Alchemy Architects has renovated a bland, 2000 square foot, boxy loft-style condominium into an oasis of habitable hues and selective spaces for its international owner. Following Alchemy’s forward-thinking design and (often) typical disregard for convention, the master bedroom has been placed in the smallest room in the Loft, bringing whimsy into an otherwise austere space. […]


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Avanto Architects / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Four-cornered villa


The cross like shape of this simple villa reaches towards four very different views. The space is open and defined at the same time. The exterior is treated black and to contrast the interior is very light. The building is insulated well and heated by wood only. There is no electricity or running water. The […]


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XTEN Architecture
Surfhouse


The Surfhouse appears as an abstract block of ebonized cedar a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Hermosa Beach. The site is very small. While typical lots in the area measure 120’ x 40’, the allowable building area for the Surfhouse measures just 33’ x 24’. The architects approached the project by subtracting the […]


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Kariouk Associates
Echo House


The starting point for this renovation was a modest Victorian home in poor condition, whose rooms with small windows and dark interior spaces were separated from one another, as was typical of homes built in an era when privacy was a cultural priority. In another gesture to Victorian public decorum, the arrangement of the existing […]


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ODOS architects
House in Wicklow


This house is in essence a simple bold sculptural form which sits at the foot of a steep escarpment in the Wicklow hills.  It is a two storey house with vehicular and pedestrian access from the Bray Road. Accommodation is comprised of a two car garage, boiler room, wc and utility at ground floor level […]


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KLab architecture
Wide Open Villa


The monolithic volume is shaped by two parameters: the street, whose curve it follows, and the private garden, which imparts a planar quality to the side in question. From the outside, the building has an austere, almost monumental character. The same language of monumentality has been transferred to the interior where large open spaces meet […]


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ODOS architects
31 Carysfort Road


Originally No. 31 Carysfort Road was a mid-terrace, one bedroom dwelling, with a single storey rear return and small back garden. Our brief was to refurbish the existing dwelling and improve the connection between living areas and the limited external space, while providing as much extra floor space as possible. The tight site conditions along […]


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