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The ultimate lakeside retreat

We do love architecture and reading about amazing buildings and projects. Today we’re sharing an article by The culture trip that talks about this amazing lakeside retreat that took “just” 55 years to be built! “Building this lakeside retreat in the heart of an ancient forest in Washington was undoubtedly a labour of love for architect Jim […]

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The wall House

Ready to be amazed? The Wall House, by Guedes Cruz Arquitetos, is simply stunning! Located in a region known as the Portuguese Riviera in the west of Lisbon, this luxury residence named Wall House is set on the edge of the premier Oitavos Dunes Golf Course amongst natural sand dunes and pine trees within the […]

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Joya Villas

Set in the rainforest of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two modern homes project out of the landscape and are defined by a series of steel frames that bring the best modern methods of construction to a tropical location. The use of large steel I-beams and concrete is a tenet of the international language of Modernist […]

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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 […]