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The Silvertree Home by Secrest Architecture | Arizona PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bless Bey   
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In the desert like a mirage sits a property of modern architecture that embodies the soul of the 70's. Before being made into the structure we now look at, it was a vaguely Mediterranean house which didn't fully realize its potential. Window placement (fenestration) allows for controlled viewing and lighting. The three-sided fireplace opens up to the rest of the house including the outdoor patio, creating a roundabout design with the fireplace as the centerpiece. Views of the Cantalina mountains and the Sonoran Desert. Secrest Architects are the masterminds behind the renovation.

 

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The Lopez Island Residence | Washington State PDF Print E-mail
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David Vandervort Architects designed this beautiful chalet located on the coastline of Lopez Island of Washington State. The color scheme brings to mind a nice blend of nature and modern architecture. An open air policy seems to have been put in place for the design. Check out the images and come up with your own opinion.

 

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Rich in History: Stone Ruins Surround Modest Coastal Home | Portugal PDF Print E-mail
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In fact, calling them ruined may be overreaching, for the stones themselves are in remarkable shape after centuries of wind and weathering on the coasts of Portugal.

 

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The 'E' House by Agraz Arquitectos | Puerta De Hierro PDF Print E-mail
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This luxurious and sprawling home in Puerta de Hierro Mexico was built upon a garden or should I say up and around an indoor garden. Designed by Agraz Arquitectos, the garden acts as the nucleus with the house offering large rooms and living spaces outward. The 'E' House is a splendid example of a modern yet natural habitat. Check it out.

 

 

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PayPal Founder Funds Creation of Man-Made Island Nations PDF Print E-mail
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For those following the evolution of seasteading with detached interest, a six-figure donation to the effort might be enough to make the following sink in: floating cities are not just fantasies, but real-world possibilities.

 

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The Belmont Dream House | Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland PDF Print E-mail
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On a steep hilltop,  overlooking a wondrous view of Lake Geneva lies a villa of exceptional design. Seeking to be both Eco-friendly and stylish, the Belmont Dream House accomplished just that. With high ceilings and windows perfect to frame those insane views, Zo2 Architecture held strict to ecological standards while deigning and building this breathtaking villa in Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. The end product is "three loft like apartments" that are in harmony with it's natural surroundings.

 

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