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Opposite House

Architecture

Opposite House

OPPOSITE HOUSE Both outside and in, the Opposite House is at once familiar yet different, spectacular yet comfortable, private as well as public – presenting a study in subtly rendered juxtapositions. It emerges lightly from the ground, becoming part of the undisturbed landscape. The structure’s conceptual formation and the program are centred around the dynamic […]

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Prefab Glass Sliding Doors to Generate Living Spaces

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Prefab Glass Sliding Doors to Generate Living Spaces

A prefab modular dwelling intended to be implanted in the nature. Born from a system of sliding, curved glass doors, and inspired by its potential presence in nature, this house takes new technology and uses it in a beautiful way. LUMISHELL is a partnership between a young engineer and architect, Christophe Benichou, and LUMICENE, a company […]

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Viewpoint Granasjøen / Bergersen Arkitekter AS

Viewpoint Granasjøen / Bergersen Arkitekter AS

Viewpoint Granasjøen is a modern version of the old norwegian Gapahuk (english: lean-to), overlooking the Granasjøen lake in the scenic mountain region Trollheimen in Norway. The structure functions as both shelter/ summer house, grill shed, bath house or just somewhere to take in the surrounding landscape, and was designed in close collaboration with the customer […]

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New York City condo sells for record $100,471,452.77

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New York City condo sells for record $100,471,452.77

It just got a lot harder to keep up with the Joneses in Manhattan’s “Billionaire’s Row.” A record-breaking $100 million luxury residence was purchased on Dec.23. The buyer, whose identity has not been revealed, dished out more than $100 million ($100,471,452.77 to be exact) for a two-level duplex penthouse in skyscraper One57 in Midtown Manhattan. […]

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Buy Tom Cruise’s 300-acre Colorado estate for $59 million

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Buy Tom Cruise’s 300-acre Colorado estate for $59 million

Tom Cruise’s Colorado retreat for sale Mega movie star Tom Cruise is selling his sprawling Telluride, Colo. getaway for $59 million. The nearly 300-acre estate includes a 10,000-square-foot main house with four bedrooms and a three-bedroom guest house. The home is accessed by a mile-long private road that winds past grassy meadows and aspen, spruce […]

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Sekisui House, Toshiba and Honda Embody 2020 Lifestyle of the Future with Real-World Smart House

2020 Lifestyle of the Future

Sekisui House, Toshiba and Honda Embody 2020 Lifestyle of the Future with Real-World Smart House

– Three Companies Conduct Joint Demonstration Testing Toward Practical Applications of Their Smart Community Technologies – Sekisui House, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have jointly built a new demonstration test house in Saitama City, Japan, and have begun verification of the advanced lifestyle with their information technologies, personal mobility and energy management […]

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House for Installation

Architecture

House for Installation

House for Installation, is a renovated house located in Osaka, Japan, converted into a minimalist atelier and residence for artists. Simplicity, flexibility and elegant use of light defines the living and working spaces, an abstract setting for calmness, meditation and creativity. House for INSTALLATION – Under Construction – 清州の家 リノベーション Location Osaka | 大阪 Completion 2014 […]

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Halfway Pool House

Architecture

Halfway Pool House

Set in a remote district just outside Halfway, Oregon, this working ranch required a water reserve for fire fighting for the newly constructed ranch house. This pragmatic requirement was the catalyst for the unique design approach – having the water reserve serve a dual purpose: fitness and firefighting. Borrowing from the surrounding landscape, two masses – […]

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Lido Isle

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Lido Isle

The challenge of this major remodel was to update a tired beach bungalow constructed in the 1950s without losing the home’s broken-in, walk-around-barefoot feel. Drawing inspiration from the home’s location on the bay front of Lido Island, a community developed in the first half of the 20th century in Newport Beach, the remodel solution relies […]

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Modern Zen House and Lot

Architecture

Modern Zen House and Lot

This beautiful Modern Zen Home stands in a Class A private and highly secured village In Quezon City. It is just 10 minutes away from SM mall, Robinson’s Mall and the under construction Ayala mall. Hospitals, Markets and schools are also very accessible and is just few minutes away. Transportation can be very easy for […]

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The Brentwood Residence

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The Brentwood Residence

The Brentwood residence is situated on a one acre hillside parcel in the low lying hills below the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The downslope portion of the property faces South, with downtown views to the East and views to Palos Verdes and the Pacific Ocean to the West. The ground floor of the main […]

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Surfhouse in Hermosa Beach

Architecture

Surfhouse in Hermosa Beach

The Surfhouse appears as an abstract block of ebonized cedar a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Hermosa Beach. The site is very small. While typical lots in the area measure 120′ x 40′, the allowable building area for the Surfhouse measures just 33′ x 24′. XTEN approached the project by subtracting the larger […]

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