Amagansett Residence by Ronen Lev

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Amagansett Residence</a> is a minimal home located outside of New York City, designed by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ronen Lev</a>. The modern Hamptons weekend home is for a family of six, which will be used throughout the year. The clients wanted a simpler space that would align with the natural surroundings.
The home is situated in a quiet neighborhood in the Hamptons, and serves as a contrast to the bustling city life. As such, the clients wanted the furnishings to reflect this relaxed atmosphere. The atrium, which is characterized by glass panels stacked twenty feet high, features lighting by Apparatus. Due to the fact that the home is open-concept, the architects delineated each space by using varying materials for the flooring. The focal point of the residence is the hearth, which features a fireplace constructed from a smooth black slate.
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Pyramid House Features Glazed Observatory and Lake Views

VOID Architecture completed the development of Pyramid House, a charming residence exhibiting clean, contemporary lines. The project is located in Sysmä, Finland, and comes with a total surface of 125 square meters (1,345 square feet). “The house, built on a steep plot facing the shore of a Finnish lake, takes advantage of the outstanding beauty of its surroundings by creating special connections that are suitable for different seasons and activities,” the architects said.
The living area is split into two levels to better adapt to the existing steep terrain and clearly define its internal functions. A spiral metal staircase adjoins the stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows capture the magical views. “A pyramidal roof culminating in a fully glazed nature observatory defines this wooden house set on a square footprint,” the architects added. “Looking down from the observatory, the many levels of the house appear stacked against each other, while the
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Cristal Box: An Outdoor Pergola You Can Escape to All Year Long

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                                Come winter, spring, summer, or fall, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cristal Box</a> will be there for you to escape to when you need a break. The outdoor pergola, designed by <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">José A. Gandía-Blasco</a> for <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GANDIABLASCO</a>, is a system of outdoor spaces that look like minimalist glass boxes you can turn into most anything – a living room, dining room, greenhouse, or a cozy spot to watch the sunset in the dead of winter.
The glass-enclosed outdoor rooms have frames made of anodized or lacquered aluminum that come in white, sand, bronze, and anthracite, with a galvanized sheeting roof. The floors are a plant fiber and plastic material composite called NOWOOD, and it’s available in mocha and white. You can also choose from different options for the walls and doors to really personalize it for your needs. Cristal Box comes in four sizes.
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Dezeen’s top 10 architecture and design quotes of 2017

Dezeen's digital director Olivia Mull picks the quotes that sum up the year in architecture and design, covering topics from the industry's gender imbalance to the political power of costume design.
"There is a quiet uprising that has been started" – Ane Crabtree The adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale was one of the most talked-about TV releases of the year, with its success widely attributed to the plot's unsettling resonance to real-world events. In an interview with Dezeen, costume designer Ane Crabtree spoke about how blood-red capes she created for the show have become a symbol of protest among women all over the world. Read the full interview ›
"It is necessary to oppose Trump" – Anish Kapoor Artist Anish Kapoor is often hitting headlines for speaking out about political events and posting provocatively on Instagram. In February, he made the news for forming a coalition with
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Discover the Revamped Cocktail and Underground Bar in Vienna

Architecture firm Büro KLK completed the design of the Krypt Bar, an underground social gathering spot in Austria. During the renovation on an ancient heritage building from the late 18th century on Vienna’s traditional Berggasse Street, a bricked-up staircase was found. The staircase led to a 12 meters (39 feet) deep, second cellar with approximately 250 square meters (2,690 square feet). Located between Votivkirche and Sigmund Freud’s apartment, this cocktail and underground bar is an architectural gem. Historical investigations showed that it was a semi-legal establishment in the 1950s and ’60s during Vienna’s flourishing jazz scene.

Once inside, you begin your journey through a narrow entrance door that leads to a first-level basement, containing the cloak room and a mirrored vestibule. Take the staircase directly to the impressive 7 meter (23 feet) long main bar. Several alcoves, a hidden booth, the smallest art gallery in Vienna and secret hallways surround
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A Family House in Givatayim by THISISIT Architecture & Design

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                                Spanning 150 square meters, the <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GV House</a> was bought by a young family looking to update the early 1980s residence located in Givatayim, Israel. They hired <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">THISISIT Architecture &amp; Design</a> to handle the renovation that involved designing an interior that better worked for their lifestyle.
The couple’s goal was to use materials that would respect the integrity of the house while also giving it a fresh update. A brass faucet and baseboard in the kitchen were used to match the thin brass bars that were installed within the terrazzo floors and concrete stairs like grout. The black cabinets and countertops offer a modern contrast to the brass details. Just off the kitchen is an enclosed sunroom that captures lots of sunlight and leads to the backyard. Brass furnishings bring a cohesive feel throughout the main floor. The bathrooms also benefitted from brass detailing adding a polished finish to the newly
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