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The house on the cusp of a fold in the Hollywood Hills identifies the differential complexity of the steep hillside as its functional and formal generator. The stark, rigid appearance enters a dialogue with the landscape, defining itself as a real object through the process of alienating its context.
Project name
MU77
Architecture firm
Arshia Architects, Ltd
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Photography
Paul Vu
“The Quest” is a replacement dwelling in Swanage, UK. Planning permission was granted in the spring of 2014, and construction started in October 2014. The build was completed in January 2016 and has won numerous accolades and awards, including: Built It 2017 , Daily Telegraph's H&R 2017, RIBA (South West) 2017 and Sunday Times' 2017 BHA.
Project name
The Quest
Architecture firm
Ström Architects
Location
Swanage, United Kingdom
Photography
Martin Gardner
Designed to receive a family living abroad, the country house in the interior of São Paulo needed to accommodate them during long seasons in Brazil. Located in Quinta da Baroneza, with 1,100m², the challenge was, in addition to thinking about the program for prolonged uses, solving the implantation in the very inclined terrain.
Project name
EQ Residence
Architecture firm
Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura
Location
Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
Photography
Evelyn Muller
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos: Placed on top of historic Hollywood Hills, the ones which draw Los Angeles profile where part of Case Study Houses program was built. The project lays on the ground, adapting to its hard slope and conditions, carrying out a change of direction at house level in order to frame the horizon of the city till the ocean.
Project name
House in Hollywood Hills
Architecture firm
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA
23DC Architects: Residence 1 is the first project in the 23DC’s Carbonado Series which is inspired by “Carbonado”, commonly known as the Black Diamond, the rare gem. The house stands in recently and exclusively developed area of Ansal Sushant city of Panipat, Haryana.
Project name
Carbonado Residence 1
Architecture firm
23DC Architects
Location
Panipat, Haryana, India
Photography
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Pseudónimo: This project is located by the sea, but its story begins with the search for the land, for freshness to the touch, for the feeling of being all connected, for the search for natural light and the way it would permeate the space.
Project name
Casa Punta Ixtapa
Architecture firm
Pseudónimo
Location
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Photography
Zaickz Studio
dp Arquitectos: The house is located on the perimeter of an allotment, overlooking the countryside. It is organized with service area on the North side, social area in the center, and a bedroom area on the other end, all facing the generous patio with swimming pool. 
Project name
House in Santarém
Architecture firm
dp Arquitectos
Location
Santarém, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio. www.ivotavares.net
MZ Arquitectos: The commission was simple. On a 2000 m² corner lot we had to design a comfortable home for a couple of respected health and law professionals in Villa Allende, Córdoba province. The main requirement on the part of the clients was clear: A pool closely linked to the house. That requirement, added to the north orientation, ended up cl...
Project name
Vivienda unifamiliar en Villa Allende
Architecture firm
MZ Arquitectos
Location
Villa Allende, Córdoba, Argentina
Photography
Gonzalo Viramonte