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The Midgard Villa by DAPStockholm Architects | Stockholm, Sweden PDF Print E-mail
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In Stockholm, Sweden, there lies a magnificent residential structure that sits with an air of unrivaled comfort and prestige. Designed by Dapstockholm Architects, a Swedish design studio that prides itself on it's 'deep-rooted', 'wide-spectrum' approach to design with the tagline: "Dapstockholm, a slightly different architectural firm". Completed on 2011 , the property boasts a fine terrace and a cool swimming pool with a playful view of the pool's guts and whoever may be inside. With over 3,200 square-feet of living space, it is indeed a formidable structure. Take a look.

 

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Travel Light with the Drop Eco-Hotel by In-Tenta PDF Print E-mail
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In the relatively new field of micro-architecture, not to be confused with computer chip construction, we have an incredible example here from Barcelona based creative design group, In-Tenta. The "Drop" eco-hotel is a transplantable hotel suite, able to be placed in a variety of settings without leaving a heavy ecological impact. The bubble windows retract or open up to the chosen surroundings, making the inhabitants one with nature. A skylight runs the length of the suite/pod for plenty of overhead natural light.

 

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An Angels Luxury Nest | Cala Conta Ibiza PDF Print E-mail
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An interior patio garden becomes the focal point of the property. The property is said to have been recently purchased by supermodel Naomi Campbell, once rented by fellow angel Elle McPherson but only during the summers. Located on the west side of Ibiza, Cala Conta is the island's first condo-resort. Part of a protected natural park, each condo like this, one of a projected thirty-three, are environmentally friendly with rainwater being collected to be used for air-conditioning and other purposes.  Cala Conta has been called one of the top ten beautiful bays in the Mediterranean, with turquoise waters and the marvelous Cala Conta Beach. Only twelve units are to be complete for 2013 and they are already sold.

 

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6th 1448 Houghton Estate | Johannesburg, South Africa PDF Print E-mail
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In Houghton Estate, a well-off suburb Johannesburg, situated on a gentle slope is the '6th 1448' family compound made up of two new houses built side-by-side. "Indoor-outdoor living flows on to a generous pool and garden environment," says the designers' website. SAOTA - Stephen Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects is the firm responsible with ANTONI Associates handling the interior. Artwork curated by South African artists Lyndi Sales and Philip Barlow can be found throughout the house along with bespoke furniture designed by OKHA Interiors.

 

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The Nicholson Residence by Matt Gibson A+D | Melbourne, Australia PDF Print E-mail
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In Melbourne, Australia, a fascinating  young architectural practice is on the rise as evidenced by this sprawling villa located in the same city as the responsible firm. A renovation and redevelopment project, the "Nicholson Residence" was handled by architect and designer Matt Gibson and his award winning practice.

 

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The S.A. Residence by Shatotto | Dhaka, Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
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With a swimming pool the runs right up against the walls and a canoe, the "S.A. Residence" in Dhaka, Bangladesh stands out as a marvel. The indoor pool doubles as a 'water courtyard' in the center of the house. Shatotto, an architectural design firm with a desire to "unearth the lost history of Bengal" designed this splendid luxury villa.

 

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