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Fray Leon house by 57 Studio

This is a residence for a family who looks for a more extensive terrain and ampler spaces, without leaving the traditional neighborhood where it has lived for almost 30 years. Located on the east side of Santiago, the main characteristics of the neighborhood are the presence of old growth trees and huge lots with houses that have a limited relation with the street.

Fray Leon house, Santiago, Chile, by 57 Studio
via: Arch Daily

Haus Bold by Thomas Bendel

The house consists of prefabricated concrete elements, the front and back of the house is made of glass and black anodized aluminum.
The interior includes a dramatic steel handrail, which spans the ten meters long staircase and wraps around seamlessly into the balustrade above. The house is placed to take advantage of the views of a hills and surrounding landscape.

Haus Bold, by Thomas Bendel

Tye River Cabin by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen

Winner of the American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum, The Tye River Cabin is a structure distilled to a fireplace, windows and a roof. This 1,200 square-foot 2 bedroom retreat is essentially a wooden tent on a platform that opens to the forest and river. Materials are allowed to weather and merge with the site.

Tye River Cabin, Skykomish, Washington, USA, by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen

The New Acropolis Museum Opens

Located only 300 meters Southeast of the Parthenon, with an exhibition space of 14,000 square meters and a cost of €130 million, the New Acropolis Museum houses some of the most famous works of classical antiquity. It aims at providing the visitors with a comprehensive picture of the human presence on the Acropolis, from the pre-historic times through late Antiquity, with the advantage of being built on the slope of the Acropolis itself.

The New Acropolis Museum, by architect Bernard Tschumi in collaboration with Michalis Photiadis & Associate Architects, Athens, Greece.
via: Yatzer

Dancing Living House by A.L.X.

Designed as a single-family residence combined with a dance studio, this three-story reinforced concrete building is private and open to the sky, and best of all it has plenty of parking, which comes at a premium in Japan.

Dancing Living House, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, by Junichi Sampei, for A.L.X. (Architect Label Xain)
via: What we do is Secret

Max Ernst Museum by SMO Architektur

Thirty years after Max Ernst’s death, his home town of Brühl opened a museum for their prodigal son. It has been set up in the former Brühl Pavilion, a neoclassical palais built in 1844, where Ernst went dancing as a schoolboy.

Max Ernst Museum, by Van Den Valentyn Architektur/SMO Architektur
Photos by: Rainer Mader

Max Ernst Museum: Van Den Valentyn Architektur/SMO Architektur, Hardcover, Pages 64, Illustration 27 colour, 38 b&w illustrations, 26cm x 24cm, ISBN 9783883759494
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Model: Modern Wing Art Institute of Chicago by Renzo Piano

Model of Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA, by Renzo Piano

Photography: Mercedes & Porsche Museums by Michael Schnell

German architectural photographer, Michael Schnell, has completed a series on two museums dedicated to the car in Stuttgart, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum. The structure of the Mercedes Museum is based on a cloverleaf. The semi-circular floors rotate around the central atrium forming horizontal plateaus which alternate in different heights. The Porsche Museum is designed to convey a sense of arrival and approachability, and to guide the visitors smoothly from the basement level into the superstructure.

Mercedes-Benz Museum by UNStudio
Photography by Michael Schnell
via: Plataforma Arquitectura

Horizontal House by Eastern Design Office., Inc

This house does not look like the house. The shape of the house traces the boundary of the village. The village consists of six houses in all. The shape of the village could be done by making it by stone wall in old times. The project site is located on the north edge of the village that is in the prominent place, and makes the face of the village.

Horizontal House, Shiga, Japan, by Eastern Design Office., Inc

Marcio Kogan’s Panama House Wins D&DA

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan has won a Yellow Pencil in this years D&DA Awards.

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Panama House, São Paulo, Brazil, by Marcio Kogan, Winner of Yellow Pencil, D&DA Award for Environmental Design

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