Preston Hollow Residence / Bodron+Fruit

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  • Architects: Bodron+Fruit
  • Location: Dallas, United States
  • Lead Architects: Svend Fruit AIA, Jason Trevino
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Scott Frances
  • Interior Design: Mil Bodron, Dustin Penney
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Text description provided by the architects. The Preston Hollow residence was designed for a couple seeking a new home for their growing art collection. Located on an unusually shaped lot of just over 1 acre in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, the home is sited to maximize the views from the home and create a vanishing point to the horizon from the primary living spaces.

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These views are framed by a series of exterior and interior planes that allow the landscape to extend from exterior to interior. Located toward the back of the lot the house creates a courtyard of privacy with the lawn and pool terrace as the backdrop, and in doing so

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Palit House / roth&čerina

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  • Architects: roth&cerina
  • Location: Palit, Croatia
  • Lead Architects: Mia Roth and Tonči Čerina
  • Area: 260.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Marko Mihaljević
  • Construction Design And Models: Tajana Jaklenec, Neven Vlahović, Larisa Čišić, Danko Balog
  • Landscape Design : Martina Čipčić Bragadin
  • Structure: BB structuralis
  • Hydrotechnics And Electrical Design: IPRO
  • Thermal Engineering: KGH
  • Aluminum And Steelwork: Lastra
  • Construction: 4M Gradnja
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Text description provided by the architects. A lush plot with overgrown shrubs on top of a dense suburb between the town of Rab and a sandy valley, overlooking the bay, wedged between an unregulated tourist settlement and a forest, was a strong draw for a young family to embark on an adventure of building their holiday home despite challenging conditions. An old palm tree at the entrance was the trademark of the derelict ground and beacon of future vistas.

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The steep terraced terrain,

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Une maison pour surfer / Java Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. This family home define a way of life. The clients, a young couple living in Paris first contacted JAVA to build a vacation house.

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During the design process was born their first child, and this birth was followed by a shift in their life aims. The weekend house has to transform into a family home in tune with their new lifestyle, mainly focused on surfing and outdoor living.

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According to these new goals, the house has to be built with a reduced budget and within a year. The main requirements were then budget and time.

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On this basis JAVA designed a project reducing at the maximum the construction time

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Snail Shell Retreat / Rafati Associates

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  • Client: Ali Rafati
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Text description provided by the architects. The “Snail shell retreat” is built in countryside, 45 kilometers to the southwest of Shiraz, Iran. It is designed as a holiday home for relaxing, getting away from city life, and holding family gatherings. The house has a small courtyard and is designed for introvert/extrovert use. Its spaces are in a snail shell formation, which is why its residents have called it that.

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Because the area has a semi desert climate with low precipitation, gardening is difficult and only some specific resistant plants can be grown. Therefore, the idea was to design a specially treated small garden adjacent to the building to make growing flowers and ornamental trees possible. This courtyard is

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Caryota House / Dada & Partners

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  • Architects: Dada & Partners
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Principal Architect: Sumit Arora
  • Design Team: Jaivindra Singh, Ayush Narang
  • Area: 14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ranjan Sharma
  • Landscape: Dada Partners
  • Contractor: Sl Constructions
  • Structural Design: P Arora & Associates
  • Client: Punihanis
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Text description provided by the architects. The residence was to be designed for a couple and two daughters, which provided generous comfort and luxury, yet sat in the tranquil landscape of almost three acres. As the site is shared between two other houses already built, designing the home in a manner that enjoys the landscape whilst having privacy was paramount. A prime component of the design was a soaring fishtail palm tree that stood disregarded behind the old structure where the new house was to be constructed as if demanding to be part of this family. This led to the inclusion of

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Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig

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  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Location: Seattle, United States
  • Lead Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project Team: Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal; William Franklin, Project Manager and Project Architect; Naho Ukeda and Crystal Coleman, LEED® AP, Architectural Staff; Charlie Hellstern, Interior Design; Cristina Acevedo and Irina Bokova, Interiors Staff
  • Area: 10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider, Aaron Leitz
  • Contractor: Schultz Miller
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“The owners were quite generous with the design of their home – they built it for themselves, but also to support the larger art community of which they are a part.” –Jim Olson, Design Principal

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An interest in community and a love of art defines this couple and their Lake Washington home. Passionate art patrons, the clients requested that their extensive collection of glass, sculpture and two-dimensional art, mostly by Northwest masters, inspire their home’s design. The collection takes center stage

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Benedict Canyon / Whipple Russell Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. Our client, who is from the sports world, wanted an open-plan house for entertaining but also a photography studio and a gallery space suitable for hanging his large art projects. Working with Barry Chase of CMF Homebuilders and Linda Dahan of Highfire Interior Design, the project began with an empty hilltop lot but required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building. A spiral driveway leads to the property, which then opens to the car park and entrance walkway. On the left, is the upstairs studio space, accessible via stairs that rise up over the first reflecting pool. Wide horizontal pavers guide the eye up to the house where water surrounds the entrance, flowing

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Industrial Loft II / Diego Revollo Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Dom Armando Lombardi - Vila Progredior, São Paulo - SP, 03178-200, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Diego Revollo
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Alain Brugier
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Text description provided by the architects. This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo. Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality. 

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Handed by the builder almost without walls and already with the mezzanine, the apartment did not need a great

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Industrial Loft II / Diego Revollo Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Dom Armando Lombardi - Vila Progredior, São Paulo - SP, 03178-200, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Diego Revollo
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Alain Brugier
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Text description provided by the architects. This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo. Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality. 

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Handed by the builder almost without walls and already with the mezzanine, the apartment did not need a great

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3BOX92 / Stephane Malka Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. Located in Boulogne Billancourt (district 92), on Paris’s western area, 3Box92 is a 2 floor vertical extension constructed on an 19th century existing building.Entirely built with prefabricated systems, the room units are stacked one to another, creating mass superpositions, voids and double heights.

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This building is entirely sustainable, and has been made with natural and recyclable materials. Its wooden structure is certified from responsibly managed forests, and has been built without any nuisance in our workshops, in extremely short time thanks to our patented panels and unique techniques of prefabrication. These patents were achieved in collaboration with a team of ingeneers and specialists from “Les Toits du Monde”

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Old Shed New House / Tonkin Liu

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  • Structural Engineer: Rodrigues Associates
  • Environmental Engineer: Integration
  • Main Contractor: Vine House Construction
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‘Old Shed New House’ is a home nestled within the agricultural landscape of North Yorkshire. The client sought a high quality, energy-efficient and low-cost building to serve as a house, library and gallery.

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An existing agricultural shed on the site – once a container for tools and tractors – is now a container for a lifetime collection of books and art. The steel frame and ground slab have been reused and enlarged, retaining the original form of the shed. Newly clad in varied widths of shot-blasted timber and galvanised steel fins, the rhythmic facade reads like the bark of the silver birch that characterise

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BIG Reveals Skyscraper Design for First Project in South America

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Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group Soon to become the tallest building in Quito, IQON is Bjarke Ingels Group's first project to be built in South America. Currently undergoing construction, the largely residential building is a curved tower with gradually protruding balconies. Encased between the dense city and the park, the self-dubbed "urban tree farm" aims not only to encompass the surrounding views of the volcanoes and nature beyond but also to integrate the landscape within the building itself.
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Stacked 33 floors tall, the series of terraced concrete boxes provide 35,000 square meters of floor space. Each box rotates to form apartment units with balconies along both north and south facades, providing extensive views and a sense of openness.

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The scheme of stepped terraces opens up to create a public plaza at the base of the building,

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Uce Apartment / Iya Turabelidze studio

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Text description provided by the architects. This space is an image, a metaphor for a mental outlook change. A shift from the noise and speed of the everyday life to a clean and logical being. Simple, yet complete and deep as a glass of red wine.

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We wanted to win as much free space as possible and don't overload it with walls, constructions or furniture. This apartment is made for a woman, who is used to being in the middle of everyone's attention, knows how to handle it, same as she enjoys being alone. We've created a space where one could be both perfectly chilling solo and partying with a gang of never-sleeping friends.

We've discarded the old functional planning and

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DIY House / Reset Architecture

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  • Client: Anne and Merijn
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Text description provided by the architects. Designing for self-builders requires simplicity in construction and building methods, but also creates possibilities to be very specific and explicit in space and presence. Anne and Merijn bought a building plot in 2013 in the new development area Vossenpels near Nijmegen. Without much help from construction workers, they have built a house themselves. It took them a few years but the result is convincing, with great precision in the details, it is built to perfection. We look back with great pleasure on the collaboration in the design process, Anne and Merijn have self-consciously shaped their own living conditions.

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V Villa / White Cube Atelier

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Text description provided by the architects. V villa is located in country area of Maku on the mountain slopes with spectacular views over natural sceneries around. This project was built to provide a cosy retreat for a rest far from city uproar.

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The first challenge of designing this project was the relationship between inner and outer spaces and the dialogue between open and closed ones. The in-out conflict is defined in a way that architecture owns a particle of the world and closures it, so two phenomena are created: inner and outer space. The project is considered as a seek to abolish human-nature limits and to create in-out coherence, and as an attempt to enrich spatial requirements as well

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T House / Creative Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. T House was designed for a three genegration family with six members, consists of spouse husband and wife owner, their 2 children, the wife’s mother and sister.

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The house was built in a quadrangle shape plot in Binh Duong, Vietnam, with the front elevation faced to the West. Its façade was devided into 7 solid walls connected by glasses and louvers to admit the natural lightand ventilation into the house as much as possible.

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Additionally, the owner had shared that she has been afraid of being alone, she would like everyone in the family could easily see each other when staying at home. Hence, we alternated the private spaces and the

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Cheonggye-Ri House / JMY architects

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  • Architects: JMY architects
  • Location: Ulju-gun, South Korea
  • Design Team: Wihwan CHOI
  • Area: 339.69 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon
  • Collaborator S: MOA Structure
  • Collaborator M: HL Consulting Engineers
  • Collaborator E: Daewon Pobis
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Ganjeolgot
Having the earliest sunrise on the eastern coast of Korea, Ganjeolgot (literally meaning the Earnest Cape) is a tourist attraction that contains both sweet stories and the natural settings such as breaking waves, cool endless sea, the white lighthouse, mailbox, and a space for rest. It is famous as a driveway between Ulsan and Busan, and the neighborhood lately sees the rapid increase of commercial facilities such as cafes and restaurants due to the rise of the floating population.

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The Flat Land with a Commonplace View on a Coastal Hill Surrounded by Greens
The project site is a trapezoid flat land with an area of 2,340

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Asian Games Village Residence III / Vir.Mueller Architects

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  • Architects: Vir.Mueller Architects
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Lead Architects: Pankaj Vir Gupta, Christine Mueller
  • Project Team: Arjun Sara, Donna Ryu, Kapil Shokeen, Monisha Nasa, Prashant Singh Hada, Sonakshi Gambhir
  • Area: 392.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Niveditaa Gupta
  • Structural Engineer: Japan Shah Consulting Engineers
  • Mep Engineer: Jhaveri Associates
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Text description provided by the architects. After two decades of practice and designing projects for ‘others’, 288 distills - in an undiluted form - the design principles, material sensibilities, phenomenal aspirations and tactile experiments of virmueller architects.

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This home for a family introspects on that fundamental quality of intimacy that constitutes the spatial embrace for a family; in lieu of bombast, this is an architecture of understatement - perhaps only revealed in the attention to detail.

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Paxton House / alma-nac

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  • Architects: alma-nac
  • Location: 9 Cargreen Rd, London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architect: Caspar Rodgers
  • Area: 2495.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jack Hobhouse
  • Form Of Contract Or Procurement Route: Construction management
  • Structural Engineer : Civic Engineers
  • Mep Consultant: Integration UK
  • Planning Consultant: Rolfe Judd
  • Project Manager: Joseph Homes
  • Cdm Coordinator : Goddard Consulting
  • Approved Building Inspector: Greendoor
  • Construction Cost: £5 million
  • Construction Cost Per M²: £2,004
  • Client: Joseph Homes
  • Cad Software Used: Archicad
  • Annual Co2 Emissions : 14.6kgCO2eq/m²
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Text description provided by the architects. Paxton House is an innovative housing solution on a complex site, for Joseph Homes in Croydon, South London. Forty-three dwellings and a series of shared spaces have been carefully crafted to occupy an existing concrete-framed building, a former office block which had been left vacant and was being used by squatters.

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Avoiding a traditional central corridor

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Tangent House / Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura

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  • Construction: Nideker Houses
  • Structural Calculation: Emilio Belda
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in a residential area of low density near Valencia, next to a beautiful natural environment with gardens and golf course, and surrounded by homes of great architectural quality. The project, of great geometric and formal rotundity, with a marked aesthetic character, pursues the greatest possible relationship with the natural environment, always respecting privacy with adjoining housing in the longitudinal direction.

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To do this, the house is composed of a series of tangent volumes that slide relatively to each other, giving rise to the best possible views from all of them. Each of these volumes -which

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