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Casa Varatojo by Atelier Data

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“Casa Varatojo” was designed by architects based in Lisbon : Atelier Data. Carved carefully in accordance with its natural environment, the position of the house on the hill rewards its occupants with a breathtaking view of the city. This magnificent creation also has a swimming pool overlooking a breathtaking landscape.

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3LEGS tables by Studio Nomad

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David Tarcali, a member of the Budapest-based Studio-Nomad, designed this coffee and side table collection called 3LEGS.

The three different types of tables are inspired by geometric patterns and architectural shapes. The name 3LEGS reflects the simplicity of how these forms work. Each table is folded from a single sheet of 3-millimeter-thick steel that gives it the characteristic abstract appearance seen from different perspectives.

 

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In Orbit: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces

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Modern life is often compared to running on a hamster wheel: we do the same things over and over, but never seem to get anywhere. This was the subject of an architectural art installation called In Orbit, a 25-foot tall wheel of steel and wood. The two  architectural artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder lived in the wheel-shaped exhibit for 10 full days – one on the inside and one on the outside.

Each side of the wheel had its own living space, including a wardrobe, bed, desk with laptop and chair, microwave, toilet, and sink. In order to get from one room of the “home” to another, the artists had to move in perfect unison in order to stay standing.

In Orbit was installed inside the Boiler Room, a site run by New York’s Pierogi Gallery.

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Homeless Homes Project

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Such a lovely project!

The awesome Homeless Homes Project in Oakland gather materials from dumpsters, curbs, and commercial waste and create innovative, mobile shelters for homeless people. So not only do they recycle, they put it into fantastic use! And creative too. I love it.

Gregory Kloehn is the artist behind the project. You can read more about it, or donate money, right here.

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Outdoor Library by Ruetemple Architectural Studio

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I absolutely love ideas (being executed) like this!
This is an outdoor library by Ruetemple Architectural Studio.

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Perdue House by Rusafova Markulis Architects

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The Perdue House by Rusafova Markulis Architects was a dream built over the course of a decade. According to the architects the house was designed to be “small, efficient, filled with light and addressing this unique, wooded site in the heart of West Asheville.”

While inside, one feels as if they are hidden away in a tree house better than any childhood dream. From the outside, the rich patina of the cor-ten steel veneer panels blends the structure perfectly into the lush green trees that surround.

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Room Collection by Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho

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“ROOM Collection” is a cool furniture system – made by Erik Olovsson & Kyuhyung Cho, who were interested in diversifying the relationship between object and space to create furniture as rooms for objects. The focus was to explore the mix-and-match quality of the ensemble in our spaces from a graphical approach.

“ROOM Collection” has 25 stackable blocks and a low table with various geometric voids inspired by architecture and the objects they can hold. It’s like a sculpture for your living room! And you decide whether to shape a table, a shelf, or a room divider.

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Spacious 300 square foot half loft home

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Tiny loft homes can be difficult when you’re divvying up 300 square feet or less. This Polish home has the best of both worlds with its half loft upstairs to be able to add some additional storage and take advantage of built ins underneath the stairs and beyond.

Polish architecture firm 3XA put together this simple home that has plenty of inventive storage built in, and majority of it built with plywood. For a space without much square footage, it is able to be split into different spaces quite nicely. Between living, dining, a workspace, sleeping and dressing/grooming; this small scale 29 square meter home is perfectly cozy.

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Cedar, Oak and Walnut Winter Home

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YH2 Architects put together this natural material based winter home, called “La Luge”, located on a private plot of land in Quebec, Canada.

Great floor to ceiling windows, built in bunk beds and a suspended orb fireplace make up some of the beautiful interior elements. Utilizing cedar, oak and walnut woods are carried throughout from the exterior facade to the interior areas including the kitchen cabinetry.

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New Summit Restaurant in the Swiss Alps with Aluminum Facade

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The New Summit Restaurant - Neubau Gipfelrestaurant Weisshorn – in Arosa in the Swiss Alps is created by Tilla Theus. It has an amazing 360 degrees’ view and a shining aluminum facade. 

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Marvelous Modern Meditation Sanctuary by Architects Parque Humano

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Pabellon en Lamina, a modern meditation retreat designed by Parque Humano, is a temporary shelter that invites contemplation and philosophical speculation.

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Casa López by Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura

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Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura and Daniel Carrillo has designed this Casa López / Lujano located in Tijuana, Mexico.

“The owners were very concerned about the environment, specifically about energy and resource efficiency. They wanted to maintain their privacy, but also directed us to provide an open, light-filled design, that responded to the hillside site. The owners also wanted a more controlled garden-type of an area and a more natural landscape on the rear of the lot. Sensible green measures were to be included, although the project budget would not allow “Grand” measures”, the architects says.

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Modern Residence by Jun Igarashi Architects

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Such a cool and interesting home created by Jun Igarashi Architects in 2012. With outdoor installations with stainless steel wires. And open space levels inside. The home is located in the suburb of the city of Sapporo, Japan.

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Strasbourg Hotel Restaurant by Studio Jouin Manku

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Stunning!

Jouin Manku Studio have designed the interior of the restaurant at Strasbourg Hotel located in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region in France.

As conceived by Jouin Manku, the interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterized by its authenticity and modernity, a particular idea of luxury and comfort inspired by the equestrian world, restrained and subtle.

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have expressed their vision of this former stud farm and historic site, in a design that is both elegant and simple. They have deliberately chosen to limit the range of materials used; solid wood, natural full hide leather and blackened or brushed metal to transpose the original life of this emblematic Strasbourg building into something resolutely contemporary and simple, whose architectural details attest to the studio’s creativity.

Photos by: Hélène Hilaire

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Cidade das Artes by Christian de Portzamparc

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Christian de Portzamparc is an architect and urban planner – born in Casablanca in 1944. And he is the architect behind this stunning piece called Cidade das Artes – City of Arts –  situated in a new major district of Rio de Janeiro: Barra da Tijuca. The building is a little city contained in one big structure raised and established on a vast terrace ten meters above ground.

This terrace is the public space; it is the gathering place that gives access to all facilities. Cidade das Artes combines a large variety of places: a concert room, a room of chamber music and popular music, movie theatres, dance studios, numerous rehearsal rooms, exhibition spaces, restaurants, a media library. The Cidade das Artes is seen as a large house, a great veranda above the city, homage to an archetype of Brazilian architecture. Between the two horizontal plates of the roof and the terrace are set the large curved concrete walls that contain the halls in an interplay of volumes and voids.

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