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Building blocks: The edgy home with space for all the family

Tamara Wibowo Architects’ Breeze Block House nestled in the hills of Semarang, Indonesia, combines geometric shapes with natural materials to create a family home which feels fresh, modern and perfectly fits the everchanging landscape. Confined by a tall retaining wall along two sides of the lot, this defining element became the first stepping-stone in the design of this fresh and modern home.   Redefining space While the retaining wall traditionally is used as the edge of the home itself, Tamara…

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COOL, CALM & COLLECTED: ultracool Miami beachside apartment

Designed for a family of six leaving Seattle to relocate in the famous beaches of Miami, Florida, MW Works combined two seaside apartments set on Ocean Drive to create the ultimate chic residence complete with sea views. Seattle-based architecture and design firm MW Works is well-known for its use of natural textures, and this Miami apartment is no different. Focusing on the location’s beautiful views and introducing natural wood and a neutral palette, this residence is truly timeless. Dark and…

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IN TRANSIT: The Picturesque Gare Maritime in Brussels

Architecture firms Neutelings Riedijk Architects and Bureau Bouwtechniek have come together to create a picturesque multi-use space by converting a 20th century railway station in the heart of Brussels. As part of the ambitious Tour & Taxi development – a development project by Brussels-based real estate developer Extensa – Brussel’s Gare Maritime has been given a breath of new life.   Old meets new The wider development as a whole aims to combine the past and the present of Brussels…

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Villa Savoye: Le Corbusier’s modernist creation in Poissy

Completed in 1931, Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye not only transformed the Swiss architect’s career but has long been seen as one of the most important contributions to modern architecture, even being included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Located in a commune just outside of Paris, Villa Savoye is a true icon of modern architecture, drawing on the innovative engineering that emerged in the early 20th century and encompassing a new take on spatial planning and minimalism. The Five Points Le…

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A seaside haven: The reimagining of a 70’s house into modern art

Inspired by the paintings of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, architecture firm Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez transformed a tired apartment with peeling paint and outdated balusters into a modern escape fit for a true seaside escape. The architecture firm reimagining this project designed this calm, relaxing seaside haven to be the frame of contemplation for the work of art viewed from it, in this case: the sea. Internal and external Large windows look out across the sea, allowing a peaceful yet dynamic…

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ENVELOPED BY NATURE

Nestled comfortably next to a family farm, this rural home by architecture firm MW Works was designed to offer a warm, comfortable retreat without the built structure stealing the show. Located on a rural lot on Whidbey Island north of Seattle, a farm-owning family hoped to add a part-time residence to the edge of their existing site. Tucked slightly out the way into the edge of a dense forest, this retreat overlooks chicken sheds, cattle fields, a fishing pond and…

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SENSE OF SERENITY

The owners of this one-of-a-kind home in Kerala, India, brought together their three favourite designers to create their dream residence: Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, the English landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith and the Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoordt. When homeowners discovered their ideal plot of land in their home state of Kerala, the young family dreamed of bringing together three designers whose work they’d always admired. And when their dream became a reality, they couldn’t be more delighted with the…

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The rise of La Fábrica

After discovering an industrial cement factory just outside Barcelona in 1973, Ricardo Bofill embarked on a transformative project that continues on to this day. In the early 1970s, Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill was searching for a space to adapt into both a home for himself and his family as well as a spacious workshop for his firm. A somewhat ambitious project, as regulations in Barcelona at the time didn’t allow for dual residential/workspaces. But, on a fateful day in 1973,…

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