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"The Interlace, one of the largest and most ambitious residential developments in Singapore, presents a radically new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment. Instead of creating a cluster of isolated, vertical towers – the default typology of residential developments in Singapore – the design proposes an intricate network of living and social spaces integrated with the natural environment."
Simple clapboard Colonial homes reign supreme in New England, while pueblo-style dwellings with stucco walls and terracotta flourishes represent the Southwest. But on the West Coast, where mid-century design and beachy flair unite, you’ll likely see a lot of boxy structures plopped on top of a few parking spots.“What are those?” you might ask yourself as you inch through bumper-to-bumper traffic along the 405.
"Arches date back to ancient days, but they can add refined elegance to any space—no matter the room, style, or era. Whether gothic, foiled, or rounded, arched doorways always make a statement. Below, we’ve rounded up 20 striking projects that highlight the decorative power of the arch." Dwell.com architecture feature with design ideas for arched doorways, illustrated through 20 homes.
"The Flintstones-style home in Eindhoven is the first legally habitable house in Europe with 3D-printed load-bearing walls. 3D-printed homes have made headlines in recent years, but most have been more conceptual than practical. Now a boulder-shaped home in the Eindhoven suburb of Bosrijk has become the first legally habitable property with 3D-printed load-bearing walls—and on August 1, a retired Dutch couple, Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekkers, will move in." Dwell.com architectural feature.
Dwell.com architectural feature on a three-bedroom home in California with a guest cottage. "A striking midcentury is now up for grabs in Sherman Oaks, California. Originally built in 1947, the home sits tucked away on a gated, oversized lot in the tree-lined Chandler Estates neighborhood. Architect Leonardo Chalupawicz redesigned the home in 1997."
"Influenced by the Case Study Houses and Frank Lloyd Wright, Chevalier Morales weaves a riverside dwelling into its bucolic setting. . . . A site along the Rivière des Mille Îles on the outskirts of Laval, Quebec, the couple decided to embark on a journey to create their dream home in the location." Dwell.com architectural feature.
ArchitecturalDigest.com feature on luxury residences in Miami, Florida. "The luxury real estate market in Miami Beach and up north to Sunny Isles is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. According to statistics from ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami, the supply in Miami Beach for luxury apartments, defined as listings of $1 million and above, is down over 80% year over year."
"Original built-in cabinetry by boatbuilder John de la Vaux gives this midcentury Hollywood Hills home a cool nautical vibe. John Lautner is one of the most famous names in Los Angeles architecture—renowned for iconic structures such as the Chemosphere and the Sheats-Goldstein residence—but he didn’t only design homes with large budgets. In 1954, the Frank Lloyd Wright protégé built a more humble abode for his bookkeeper, Lorena Deutsch, and her husband George, a woodworker and cabinetmaker."
"Hidden from the dense oceanfront in Malibu, California, this restoration by Brininstool + Lynch promises solitude and garden views. Privacy in Malibu is hard to come by. Most of the area’s commodious beachfront houses are packed close together, which is why Brad Lynch, principal and president of Chicago architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch, was intrigued by a residence that stood apart." Dwell.com architectural feature.
"Actor, screenwriter, producer, and director Bryan Cranston is cutting ties with his oceanfront property in Ventura, California, which he dubbed Three Palms. The Hollywood A-lister, best known for his role as Walter White in the acclaimed series Breaking Bad, built the 2,450-square-foot home in 2013, keeping sustainability at the forefront of the design." Dwell.com architectural feature.