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Houses we LOVE: Philip Johnson’s Rockefeller Guest House

We love architecture, you already know that. Here’s another amazing home, this time downtown Manhattan, just down the street from the now-closed modernist treasure trove and icon that was the Four Seasons in Manhattan’s east 50s is a lesser-known architectural treasure. Philip Johnson’s 1950 Rockefeller Guest House is one of a handful of private residences the architect […]

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Cloaked House

We love architecture and there are quite a lot of project that deserve mentioning. This is another one. (By Dezeen) Cloaked House by Ernesto Pereira is designed to disappear into its arboreal setting. Glazed walls sandwiched between concrete slabs ensure this house in the Portuguese city of Marco de Canaveses blends in with the surrounding trees and […]

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The Broad

You already know we love architecture, amazing buildings and places to visit. Here’s another one: The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission. The Broad is […]

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Biré Bitori

Well, you must be asking what the hell are we going to talk to you about. So here it goes, we will be talking to you about a restaurant. Suspended in the air on the border of one of the biggest canyons in America and facing an amazing waterfall. Many architects profess a longstanding love […]

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Bahá’í Temple

You know we love inspirational places. This is one of them, by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Bahá’í Temple of South America. “Bahá’í Temple uses light for its spiritual and design inspiration. Set within the foothills of the Andes bordering the metropolis of Santiago, Chile, it represents the last of eight continental Temples commissioned by the […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright

“Frank Lloyd Wright changed the way we build and the way we live” So true! Wright came onto the scene at a time when the United States was struggling to define its architectural identity. Most fashionable Americans still wanted their buildings—like themselves—dressed in European styles. To Wright, who believed that architecture was “the mother of […]

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Blaanc’s Casa da Vinha (Vineyard House)

Guess where? Portugal, more precisely, in Alentejo. A house? No. A fabulous construction by Blaanc, which has already “heard” several great reviews in international architectural news. “Built at the center of a large agricultural estate, this single-storey dwelling has been designed by architectural practice blaanc. located in Montijo, a Portuguese municipality in the Lisbon metropolitan area, ‘casa […]

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Goodbye Zaha Hadid

Sad news for the architect world. Such a figure  like Zaha Hadid deserves our recognition and we had to leave some lines about this worldwide notorious female Architect that has left us last week. On the other hand, her work is her legacy and it sure is rich. “Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, […]

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Harbin Opera House

You already know by now that we love amazing buildings and fantastic architecture. On Feb.9th, ArchDaily revealed the winners of the “2016 ArchDaily Building of the Year” Awards. and today, we’ll talk to you about another project: The Harbin Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin, selected alongside with the portuguese buildings that won and we […]

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Buiding of the Year

The biggest online architecture platform – Archdaily – has announced the winners of the “Building of the Year Awards 2016“. The juri evaluated three thousand proposals, from 18 thousand architects from around the world. Amazingly enough, amongst the 14 winners 3 are in Portugal! In 3 different categories – Public Architecture, Hospitality Architecture and Refurbishment – portuguese architecture has been […]