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  • Seattle waterfront home enjoys carefully chosen views through lush vegetation
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    Water views from this long narrow home in West Seattle by Suyama Peterson Deguchi are strategically framed using existing trees on site. Junsei House - which roughly translates from Japanese as "purity" – was built for clients seeking to simplify their lifestyle and live in a minimalist home. "Simple, efficient and quiet in... Read more »
  • Exhibition reveals role of modernist architecture in liberated African nations
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    A current show at New York's Center for Architecture reveals how several sub-Saharan African countries used modernist architecture to assert their identities, following a break from colonial rule in the 20th century. The exhibition, Architecture of Independence – African Modernism, explores the history and legacy of modernist architecture in Ghana, Senegal,... Read more »
  • Rem Koolhaas discusses OMA's first New York apartment building in new movie
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    Architect Rem Koolhaas has expressed his excitement at building in Manhattan for the first time, in a movie created to promote his firm OMA's 121 E 22nd residential tower. In the film, the Dutch architect speaks about how important it is to him to be working in the city he has... Read more »
  • Slanted wooden walls form holiday home in upstate New York by Hariri & Hariri
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    This country retreat by American firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture consists of interlocking volumes clad in ipe and stone and an infinity pool overlooking the verdant, rolling terrain. The Taghkanic House is situated on a 140-acre (57-hectare )property in Columbia County, a bucolic area in upstate New York. The architects set out... Read more »
  • Eight mid-century houses that prove Palm Springs is a modernist mecca
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    To coincide with Palm Springs Modernism Week, we've picked out the Californian desert city's best examples of mid-century residential architecture, which have hosted celebrities including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Palm Springs boasts one of the best collections of modernist architecture in the world. Wealthy clients and celebrities from nearby Los... Read more »


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