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Imposing House in Vietnam with Internal Vertical Gardens

By • May 26, 2017

This wonderful structure, which was designed to have a vertical shape and be a place where gardens and glass walls meet between the two main concrete façades, is a magnificent idea that improves the microclimate, giving not only abundant natural light, but also adequate ventilation to each of the rooms that comprise it.

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Concrete Pavilion with Pool, Sauna and Hot Tub in Tehran, Iran

By • May 25, 2017

This project, located in Tehran, Iran, was completed by the architectural firm Kourosh Rafiey Architectural Design Studio (KRDS). This swimming pool & spa is located in a private garden which is surrounded by green areas and pine trees. Perched atop a small hill and surrounded by green gardens, it has wonderful views over the city.

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A Final Project Completed by Two Architectural Students in Montevideo, Uruguay

By • May 23, 2017

Meet “M4,” a temporary installation envisioned by architects Francisco Magnone & Luciano Lopez. Designed in 2017, it is meant to explore the historic space-time continuum and the still-growing field of ephemeral architecture. It is located in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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An Amazing Coastal House in New Zealand

By • May 17, 2017

This wonderful building is located in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. In an area surrounded by towering hills and at the foot of a beautiful harbor, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Its main attraction are the wonderful views of the circling mountains.

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Solar-Powered Safari Lodge Located in Botswana, Africa

By • May 17, 2017

Surely for safari lovers, this hotel will be on their list of places to visit; if you truly enjoy living in constant contact with nature’s finest, there is no better way to do it than from the comfort of this hotel’s premises, which gives direct contact to nature as well as having the same soothing aspects available in the mundane world.

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A Unique Urban Garden in Kuwait

By • May 15, 2017

This residential project was designed by the architectural firm Line Design Architects, based in Kuwait. The most distinctive feature of the project came from the challenge of incorporating an urban garden as part of the exterior into the courtyard within the scheme.

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FGMF Arquitetos Design a Concrete Home in São Paulo, Brazil

By • May 12, 2017

This imposing home of concrete walls, a material which, far from making it cold, give its interior an interesting touch, was completed by the architectural firm FGMF Arquitetos in 2015. The home covers an area of almost 359 square meters and is located in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Nobuo Araki Designs a Concrete Home in the Kanagawa Prefecture

By • May 11, 2017

Located on the coast of the Kanagawa prefecture, which is part of the Kantō Region on the island of Honshu, in Japan, and is the most populated prefecture in the country after Tokyo, this two-storey holiday home is embedded on the coastal slope where the ocean and the rocks meet. The scenic location is a calm respite for the owner and his family to retreat to during the weekends and holidays. The project was completed by Nobuo Araki / the archetype.

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Hazel Baker Designs a Rustic Home on the slopes of the Franklin Mountains

By • May 10, 2017

Located on the slopes of the Franklin Mountains in Texas, USA, this wonderful residence was designed by the Tucson-based studio Hazel Baker. Rising 2,500 feet above the Rio Grande River Valley, it has adapted to the site’s undulating and steep topography, with the three-storey home maintaining a direct connection to the outside at each level.

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A Stunning Villa with Spectacular Views in Lugano, Switzerland

By • May 5, 2017

This marvelous villa—which rises majestically from the hills of Lugano, the Swiss-Italian city, boasting incredible views from the Lugano Lake to the mountains of Capriasca, in Switzerland—was designed by the architectural firm Attilio Panzeri & Partners in 2013 and has a total area of 412 meters squared.

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