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Casa Zirahuén by Taller de Arquitectura y Diseño

Casa Zirahuén by Taller de Arquitectura y Diseño

Casa Zirahuén is a holiday house located in a small town of Michoacán in Mexico. From de heights of the hills, the project rests amongs the site’s vegetation. The lake of Zirahuén is to the west, directing all the project’s views towards it. The main goal of Casa Zirahuen’s design was to recreate and reinterpretate the mexican cabin, not only by retaking volumetric aspects but also in vernacular constructive techniques.

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Oikos Retreat by Robert Nichol and Sons

Oikos Retreat by Robert Nichol and Sons

Set on a startlingly beautiful elevation on this sprawling Breakneck Gorge property, not far outside the tourist hotspot of Hepburn Springs (Australia), Oikos was designed as an indulgent retreat from the city.

Evoking the red centre of this great southern land, it’s a sculptural creation that both complements and disappears into the rugged, precipices on which it perches. Inside, smartly designed spaces are, from every angle, framed by stunning picture windows peeking out onto gum trees. From the sleek soaking bath to the cowhide daybed, every aspect of Oikos is conceived as a peaceful surrender.

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