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Foreman Point: as the level drops

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Located on the shores of Lake Muskoka, Ontario, this 1,350 sq. ft. family cottage follows the contours of the site as it slopes to the lake. As a result, the ground floor level drops, creating a split level of varying ceiling heights. Continue reading

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Complex House: Quite perplexing

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When I saw the Complex House I thought to myself: leave it to the Japanese to come up with such an unusual piece of architecture like this one. The unique exterior does not imply which side is the facade or the back, and as the name suggests, the design of this house is quite complex. Continue reading

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Shawanaga Bay Cabin: A Small coastal cottage

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This small coastal cottage serves as a lovely family home overlooking Ontario’s beautiful Georgian Bay. The design is based on an open concept living/cooking/dining pavilion that connects to two levels of sleeping quarters. Continue reading

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168 Ellis Park: earth-sheltered home

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This contemporary piece of architecture was conceived as an ecological family home. Constructed on an overgrown infill site in Toronto’s vibrant Bloor West Village neighborhood, the Ellis Park House is earth sheltered into a sloped hillside with exceptional green features and fantastic views. Continue reading

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Cliff House: Off the grid, Cutting edge

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Set on a rugged rock formation overlooking one of Ontario’s spectacular lakes, the Cliff House is a beautiful piece of architecture. This coastal retreat isn’t just pretty on the eye, it is self sufficient and completely off-grid, in-tuned with the site’s unique views, light, and breezes. Continue reading

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Geometrie Bleu: a seaside retreat with a twist

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This unique seaside retreat is located on the windswept and largely treeless Havre-Aux-Maisons – a popular summer destination for Quebecers. The area is known for its colorful farmhouses, and the Geometrie Bleu (featured above) is inspired by the local traditions, but with a twist… Continue reading

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New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion in NYC

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A new flowering pavilion has been placed in New York City’s Peter Minuit Plaza. It was created by UNStudio and was presented as a gift from the Dutch government to the people of New York. The structure is sleek and modern, serving as a hub: a culinary outlet and an information point. Continue reading

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Lake Joseph Cottage: Comfortable luxury

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This modern cottage is perched on a rock ledge overlooking Lake Joseph in Seguin Township, Ontario. It’s a family home with a total space of 3,600 sq. ft., featuring large glazed openings and an extensive screened porch that cantilevers out beyond the sloping terrain. Tastefully designed, this lake house is all about comfort and luxury. Continue reading

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Torres House: A forest retreat in Mexico

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In my opinion, any form of architecture should coexist in harmony and be a part of its surroundings. While planning the Torres House, the architects succeeded in establishing an intimate contact between this modern home and the natural environment in which it is located; take for example the impressive entrance, where the visitor crosses over a fountain from which a huge Oak tree emerges. Continue reading

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Moderne Sales Center: Urban container office

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The Moderne is a 30-story high-rise building featuring luxury apartments and penthouses, in Milwaukee’s Park East Corridor. However, our story does not revolve around this fancy up-scaled condo; we wanted to tell you about its Eco-friendly, shipping-container-based Sales Center. Continue reading

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