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Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble Studio (Video)

By • Mar 10, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Completed in 2008, the Hemeroscopium House is like no other house.

Located in Madrid and designed by Ensamble Studio, the 4,300 square-foot residence is an impressive combination of heavy infrastructural pieces.

The entire structure took the studio a year to engineer but only a week to build. Check out the video below to see how.

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Carrara House by Andres Remy Arquitectos

By • Mar 10, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Argentinian architect firm Andres Remy Arquitecos has completed the Carrara House project in 2010.

Located in Pilar, a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 7,100 square-foot two-story residence sits at the back of an irregular lot.

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Dwell’s Founder First Home

By • Mar 9, 2011

Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam renovated her cabin in downtown Mill Valley, California in the late 1990s.

Here is the house as it looks today, thanks to architect Chris Deam, Lara’s husband.

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Nove 2 Residence in Aspen by Studio B

By • Mar 8, 2011

Aspen-based architectural firm Studio B Architects has sent us some photos of the Nove 2 project.

Located in Aspen, Colorado, this 3,200 square foot single family home was completed in fall 2009 to accommodate a single owner who required “a small private house to display an extensive art collection”.

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Lookout House by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects

By • Mar 7, 2011

Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects recently completed a gut renovation and extension of this single-family luxury residence.

Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, the Lookout House, as a sustainable project, integrates geothermal heating and cooling systems, renewable materials like bamboo floors and eco-friendly paints and finishes.

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Harkavy House by Robert Gurney Architect

By • Mar 6, 2011

The Harkavy residence was designed by Us architect Robert Gurney.

Built in 2009, this 2,900 square foot single-family house is located  in Potomac, Maryland (USA), on a one acre, wooded lot, adjacent to park land outside of Washington DC.

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523 Calle Noche del Luna Dream Coastal House by Ronald Zürcher

By • Mar 6, 2011

Built for comfort and relaxation, this 15,000 square foot palace with 12,000 square feet under roof was designed by world-renowned architect and Costa Rican native son, Ronald Zürcher.

The house is located within the exclusive Peninsula Papagayo Resort on Costa Rica’s northern-Pacific Guanacaste coastline.

Special features include a beach-entry infinity pool, fully integrated smart home system and the freedom to open the home completely for indoor / outdoor living.

This luxury vacation house includes four bedrooms, four and a half baths.

There’s probably no better spot to feel the tropical ocean breezes while watch a parade of lazy yachts visiting the Peninsula Papagayo’s marina than right here!

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House in Menorca by Dom Arquitectura

By • Mar 4, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Menorca is one of the Baelaric Islands in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. It takes its name from being smaller than the nearby island of Majorca.

Its on this island that Spanish architect Pablo Serrano Elorduy, principal of Dom Arquitectura, has designed this beautiful 4,770 square foot residence.

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Stylish Modern Residence in Barcelona by Marc Canut

By • Mar 4, 2011

This superb two-story modern residence was developed by talented Spanish designer Marc Canut in 2010.

Located in Barcelona, the single family home features three spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathrooms.

I wish I could live in such a nice house…

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Calem-Rubin Residence by David Jameson Architect

By • Mar 3, 2011

We have received some photos of the Calem-Rubin Residence, a contemporary house completed in 2007 by David Jameson Architect.

Set in contrast to its context, this single-family house (4,700 sq ft) located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, is an attempt to mediate the scale and material typology of a traditional post-war neighborhood while respecting the client’s desire for a modern house.

Originally constructed in 1939, the brick colonial style house was rebuilt as a composition of both modern form and timeless materials.

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Villa Valentina: a Luxury Residence in Miami Beach

By • Mar 1, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Villa Valentina is a luxury rental residence located in Miami Beach, Florida.

Valentina boasts a commanding bay side view of Miami, which can be admired from the villa’s large, panoramic windows and multi-level terraces.

A stunning vanishing-edge pool subtly blends into the horizon.

The clean contemporary lines of Valentina’s exterior give way to a spectacularly appointed interior.

An open floor plan with an atrium ceiling creates a sprawling living and dining area, complete with one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, exquisite art, and an ultra-modern gourmet kitchen. On the upper level, guests will find 6 spacious bedrooms of modern design.

Each bedroom is accompanied by an ultra-contemporary en-suite bathroom offering amazing views of the bay.

Villa Valentina can be booked for $6,000 to $11,000 per day, depending on the season, which is outrageously overpriced compared to other high end vacation homes!

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The Burning Tree Residence by David Jameson Architect

By • Mar 1, 2011

David Jameson Architect has sent us photos of the Burning Tree Residence.

Located in a neighborhood of traditional ranches and colonials just outside of the heart of Bethesda, Maryland, the Burning Tree Residence is a modernist 3,800 square foot house “sensitive to the undulating hills and heavily forested sites of its surrounding context.”

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Small Townhouse Extension in Montreal by naturehumaine

By • Feb 28, 2011

naturehumaine studio has completed the extension of a small townhouse in Montreal, Canada.

“The clients wished to enlarge their 800sq-ft bungalow by adding a second floor to the existing structure. However, the poor conditions of the foundations quickly proved this option impossible…”

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The Cluny House by Guz Architects

By • Feb 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Cluny House, located in Singapore, is another dream home designed by Guz Architects.

The project demonstrates how technology, planning and design can be applied sensitively to generate a comfortable, luxurious, yet sustainable family home.

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Contemporary Addition in Croatia by DVA Arkhitekta

By • Feb 25, 2011

This contemporary residence was renovated and extended in 2004 by Zagreb-based architectural firm DVA Arkhitekta.

Located in Varaždin, an historical city in northern part of Croatia,  the architecture of this single-family home is a mix of contemporary and traditional.

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House in The Pines by Studio 27 Architecture

By • Feb 23, 2011

This summer beach house is located in the resort community of the Pines on Fire Island in the state of New York.

Designed by Studio 27 Architecture the 2,870 square foot residence was completed in 2007.

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Ocean House in Hawaii by Olson Kundig Architects

By • Feb 22, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Olson Kundig Architects have completed the Ocean House project on the Big Island in Hawaii and were kind enough to send us some high quality photos of this dream home.

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