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Compluvium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Compluvium House is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos and is located in Madrid, Spain. The Greeks, as well as the Etruscans and the Romans used compluvium in aristocratic dwellings to lead rainwater to the impluvium. This opening, which was made in the center of the domus, was initially used to vent the smoke from the fires made in the homes. Over time, this aperture kept growing in proportion favoring the lighting, the ventilation of the rooms and the collection of water that was carried out in the impluvium.

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Casa Santa Teresa by Amelia Tavella

Amelia Tavella, just distinguished by the first Corsican architecture award, completes on her native island the construction site of the Casa Santa Teresa, on the Sanguinaires Route in Ajaccio.

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Residence by John Lum Architecture

Historic Queen Anne Reimagined for Modern Times by John Lum Architecture. Lined along a row of Victorians and Edwardians, this San Francisco family of four, reimagined their Queen Anne for modern times. After living there for more than two years, they hired John Lum Architecture to transform their abode into a light-filled, functional space. Working closely with interior designer Amanda Teal and the owners, the team embarked on an extensive remodel and addition, adding square footage and rearranging the floor plan to meet the family’s 21st century needs. Photography by John Merkl

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A Woodwork Enthusiast’s Home by ZMY Design

A Woodwork Enthusiast’s Home is a project designed by ZMY Design. The overall space is characterized by concise and simplistic design languages. Not restricted by styles or labels, the design rethinks what home means for us. It’s a physically static place where the occupants can totally relax, and also a spiritual space which touches and accommodates the mind. Photography by Wu Yongchang.

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Euclid Residence by Ancerl Studio

Euclid Residence is a project designed by Ancerl Studio. Located only steps away from the lively restaurants and eclectic shops of Toronto’s sought-after Little Italy, Euclid Residence is a prime example of cityscape and neighbourhood preservations through the understated transformation of a modest dwelling into a one-of-a-kind luxury home. Photography by Maxime Bocken.

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Areia House by Raulino Silva

Areia House designed by Raulino Silva is located in Árvore, in an urban allotment very close to the beach of Areia, Vila do Conde. The urban allotment’s license allows the construction of a basement and two floors for a single-family housing, and also an annex for car parking. Photography by João Morgado

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Eastwood Residence by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

Eastwood Residence is a project designed by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects. The defining characteristic of this house is its contextual responsiveness. While contemporary in expression, it relates to its location in Chicago’s leafy Lincoln Square neighborhood. in a number of ways. Its scale aligns with the surrounding century-old houses. The generous front porch repeats a common detail of the block and serves as a spot to hangout and socialize with neighbors. The exterior’s board and batten siding was inspired by the wood cladding of other frame houses in the district. Photography by Cynthia Lynn and Tony Soluri.

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Greentown · Fuchun Rose Garden by GFD

Facing Fuchun River and backed by Huang Gongwang forest park, Greentown · Rose Garden designed by GFD draws on Oriental philosophy of naturalness and coexistence, and provides a courtyard residence that features a Chinese-style aesthetic as well as a secluded lifestyle.

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Thunderbird Heights Residence by Stuart Silk Architects

Thunderbird Heights Residence is a project designed by Stuart Silk Architects and is located in Rancho Mirage, California. Originally built in the 1960s, the challenge for this project was how to update a mid-century modern house without sacrificing its charm. Situated on a 1.3-acre site perched on a plateau above Coachella Valley, the rugged, inhospitable Santa Rosa Mountains rise immediately from the back yard; bighorn sheep can often be seen wandering on the rocks above. The 6,357-square-foot house sits roughly in the middle of the property; entry is off the driveway and through a private courtyard. Photography by David Papazian

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Railway Residence by Cushing Terrell

Railway Residence is a project designed by Cushing Terrell. Nestled on 4.5 acres in the eastern outskirts of Whitefish, Montana, the Railway residence is located at the nexus of three defining features: the Whitefish Range to the north; Great Northern Mountain, bookended by the Swan Range and Saddleback Mountain to the east; and connecting the two, the Great Northern Railroad. Photography by Gibeon Photography.

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