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Architect: Formzero, Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
From the architect: "A concrete shell—the key feature of the building—wraps the house from east to west. This shell serves two purposes: As an additional layer of thermal insulation, and an added degree of privacy for the owners. The shell is shaped in a telescoping form, tapered at the front and opened up to frame the views of the forest at the rear of the house."
Architect: Hoogland Architecture, Location: Blue Diamond, Nevada
From the architect: "A limited palette of materials and a minimal aesthetic are fitting to the stark, weathered, Mojave Desert setting...the bank of the arroyo seems to have been worn away over time, exposing a raw concrete foundation. Crossing the arroyo gives access to world-class hiking and mountain biking trails."
3. Tom's House
Architect: Anna-Marie Chin, Location: Otago, New Zealand
From the owner: "[This] award-winning, architecturally designed home [is] situated on an elevated north-facing site, offering uninterrupted views and all-day sun. This brand new home offers many surprises with full, modern amenities—you don't need to bring anything. Expect the unexpected."
Architect: Jiří Weinzettl of A111, Location: Litvínovice, Czechia
From the photographer/project uploader: "The floor plan of the house can be described as a letter T inscribed into an irregular quadrangle with one rounded corner, which is a shape given by the site. The kitchen, dining room, and living room are separated only by furniture items. [A] huge frameless window that [looks] through the covered terrace to the garden enhances the feeling of the open space without barriers."
Architect: Bricault Design, Location: Vancouver, Canada
From the project uploader: "Bricault worked with a number of master craftsmen to produce an array of custom elements in the home, including: an ‘oyster’ sink of carved solid teak; a mixed metal tapestry in the stairwell that amplifies natural light while creating privacy, backlit by a constellation of small custom glass pendants produced in-house by Bricault Design; bronze panels for the fireplace and entry that are etched with abstract and floral Japanese patterns; and a custom hot tub with a mosaic tile design."
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