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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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SEASIDE DREAMING: Living with an ocean breeze

Located in a prime location only two blocks from the seaside in Hermosa Beach in, LA, this residential plot’s small size meant a challenge for architecture firm Ras-A-Studio, but what came from it was more than the family could have ever imagined. In order to take advantage of every part of this residential lot, the LA-based architects designed a series of stacked volumes that not only abided by the area’s zoning laws but were able to provide the maximum amount…

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Free-flowing forms: a stunning house by the lake

Created to sit waterside at beautiful Lake Türlersee in Switzerland, this modern space was designed by Wafai Architecture, playing on natural forms to devise a playful and dynamic holiday home for a young couple. While this striking design was ultimately never realised, the Italian architecture firm Wafai Architecture’s take on a holiday home for a young couple expecting a baby focused on its core concepts of ultra-modern design, with a calm, coherent aesthetic.   Flowing movement This luxury villa concept…

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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Hiroshi Sugimoto, architecture firm Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez transformed a tired apartment with peeling paint and outdated balusters into a modern escape fit for a true seaside escape.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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VINCENT VAN DUYSEN, spotlight on this Belgian architect

Our Top 3 series takes a look at some of the world’s most innovative designers and architects, presenting you with DECOVRY’s pick of their top three projects. This week, top Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen is in the spotlight. Born in Belgium, Van Duysen began his career as an architect, establishing his own practice back in 1989. However, not only does this innovative thinker work in architecture, but he has always been interested in the relationship between the…

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A TRUE TRANSFORMATION

CR2 Arquitetura’s Jacupiranga House in Sao Paulo is a fantastic feat of transformation, taking what was once a neglected structure from 1965 and turning into an enviably bright, open family home. Before its unique regeneration, this home in the Jardim América neighbourhood of Sao Paulo was a cramped space with small rooms, narrow windows and an overall dim and unpleasant demeanour. Extensions had been added over the years, and outbuildings cluttered the lot, making the revitalisation seem a rather difficult…

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An Urban Escape: The Jardins in the heart of São Paolo

Designed around a small lot, CR2 Arquitetura transformed a structure with no architectural value in São Paolo into a green oasis fit for a family: The Jardins House. Back in 2012, a local family was looking to upgrade. Hoping to stay in the area but dreaming of moving away from apartment living and into a house, their luck changed when they came across a small plot of land housing only an industrial kitchen. After approaching CR2 Arquitetura, their dream of…

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Modern living in Antwerp

How an empty penthouse apartment became a Minimalist haven… Presented with a completely blank canvas, an entrepreneur couple’s penthouse in the Westkaai Towers in Antwerp became a bright, modern haven. Situated at the top of the David Chipperfield-designed building on the waterfront neighbourhood of Eilandje, the owners were looking for something different from the original plans drawn up by the developer. And so, the 220 square metre penthouse became the ultimate clean slate with which Belgian architect Hans Verstuyft could truly…

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