Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan

Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan
The not yet completed freestyle build of Dubai

Freestyle LEGO build of Manhattan

This past week, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed reading about Trump’s lies, police brutality, Covid-19 death tolls, heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes – I was stopped by a video of a remarkable semblance of LEGO bricks built to emulate the entire island of Manhattan. I was blown away. Given that I’m familiar with most available LEGO products I knew it was – as the brick builders call them – a freestyle build. Meaning it’s not from a kit, there are no directions and it is built entirely from one’s imagination using LEGO bricks. (more…)

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The Liquidity House With Transparent Pool by Barnes Coy

liquidity house with transparent pool

Liquidity is the name given to this enormous 12,000 square foot house by Barnes Coy Architects. In addition to the sheer size and the giant panels of glass that make up the facades, the open deck and transparent swimming pool make the home truly distinct. (more…)

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Award Winning Custom Prefab Sonoma Mountain Residence

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This award-winning Sonoma Residence is a collaboration between Alchemy’s original weeHouse® and client BJ Siegel, an architect who was Apple’s Real Estate and Development Senior Design Director for ten years, from 2009-2019. The weekend retreat consists of a two prefab homes, a swimming pool and an inviting outdoor dining and grilling area – all situated on a four-acre plot in the Sonoma Hills. (more…)

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Casa Xólotl by Punto Arquitectonico: Renovated Romantic Rental

Casa Xólotl by Punto Arquitectonico

Mexican architecture firm Punto Arquitectonico renovated an old home in the historic center of Yucatan’s capital Merida and transformed it into Casa Xolotl, a beautifully designed romantic getaway you can rent for $220 a night through Airbnb. The home’s most compelling feature is the swimming pool area, created from a preexisting traditional cistern in the patio. (more…)

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Le Courbusier Chandigarth Trays Made From His Bas-Reliefs

Le Courbusier Chandigarth Trays

Three beautiful unglazed porcelain trays from Cassina created in collaboration with Richard Ginori and the Le Corbusier Foundation feature bas-relief symbols borrowed from some of Le Corbusier’s Brutalist buildings of Chandigarh. (more…)

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Javier Senosiain House Among The Trees

javier senosiain house among the trees

Architect Javier Senosiain is best known for his modern organic architecture such as his Nautilus and Organic House. Yet amongst all those hobbit-esque bubble homes with their rounded edges and subterranean interiors is this eye-catching 2014 modern home designed by the architect that has a cantilevered inclined roof and reflecting pool. (more…)

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