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Cercal House

Located in the beautiful Alentejo (a wonderful destination to retreat from crowds and sightsee through historic villages) in Portugal, lays this minimalist vacation home that celebrates its Mediterranean landscape. Designed by Atelier Data, the Cercal House is inspired by the unique topography of its site and is partially sunken to reduce its impact on the landscape. In a sense, it forges a poetic relationship with its surroundings through an expansive patio an stunning infinity pool. The house also has an exposed roof structure where sunlight and fresh air enter through the four giant apertures. There are also several open-air patios that connect to the bedrooms, and the main open-plan living room, which also includes the dining room and kitchen, leads out toward a large porch and an outdoor deck with a swimming pool. Sliding windows and barn-like shutters that disappear into the walls frame stunning views of the scenery.



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ECOCAPSULE

Over the years we have showcased several houses, retreats, weekend cabins, and pods, places to escape hectic city life and reconnect with nature. Our latest discovery was developed by Nice Architects, a self-sustaining portable house appropriately named Ecocapsule. The ecological pod, is equipped with a built-in wind turbine, roof-mounted solar panels, and a high-capacity battery, these off-grid capabilities allow you and a guest to enjoy the convenience of househol...
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MAJORCA CAVE RESIDENCE | BY ALEXANDRE DE BETAK | Image

MAJORCA CAVE RESIDENCE | BY ALEXANDRE DE BETAK

This amazing retreat belongs to French designer Alexandre de Betak, it is nestled in a small coastal village in the Tramuntana region of Majorca - Spain. With wonderful views on Mediterranean Sea the laid back, rustic Cave House features eco-friendly furnishings, uniquely curvaceous white plaster walls and amazing wood and stone details.. But the stand out feature has to be the cave-style cinema room with throw-pillows, perfect for lounging after a day...
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XIAO YENS HOUSE | BY CRAIG STEELY ARCHITECTURE | Image

XIAO YENS HOUSE | BY CRAIG STEELY ARCHITECTURE

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