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Back Country House

Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, the award-winning "Back Country House” is a stunning retreat located in the settlement of Puhoi, just north of Auckland, New Zealand. The two-storey residence plays on the uniquely New Zealand typology of the back-country hut, with a simple structure that comprises a timber frame, shed roof, terrace, and a metal-sided annex. The house comprises a single volume for living, cooking and eating, with shared open spaces, enhancing connection with each other, and to the surrounding environment. The highlight of the house however is outside on the deck, where an outdoor table peels away to reveal two parallel bathtubs fixed into the deck in front of the outdoor fireplace. Perfect.



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VILLA K

Villa K is a spectacular residence located in Thuringia, Germany. Designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects, the 248-square-meter ultramodern mountain villa offers amazing valley views with a minimal environment footprint. Visitors enter the house on the north-facing slope side, that features a six-car garage, mechanical rooms, pantry, and hunting rooms. The living room and bedrooms face south and are clad in floor-to-ceiling glazing that open the home up to stunning va...
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MONTECINTO RESIDENCE | BY BARTON MYERS ASSOCIATES | Image

MONTECINTO RESIDENCE | BY BARTON MYERS ASSOCIATES

The Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates Located in the hills above Montecito, California is an architectural masterpiece. The Architects designed the home to feature sliding glass walls and windows, allowing the local breezes to cool the home on warmer summer days. The house takes full advantage of the indoor-outdoor living made possible by California Coast’s mild climate. Designed specifically without air-conditioning, it is cooled exclusively by cross-v...
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BOOK LAMP

Contrary to books on enlightenment , the "Enlightenment Book"  lamp actually provides you with light! The original book-shaped LED lamp is 24 cm high, 17 cm wide and 8 cm deep and is supplied with a 9 watt energy-saving lamp. It literally looks like a magically glowing book. When purchasing the Book Lamp, you will also be helping those in need, with ten percent going to charity. ...
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