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Penguin Pool, London Zoo

London, United Kingdom
by Tecton, ...

In 1934, London Zoo (the Regent's Park zoo in London) unveiled its famous spiral-ramped "Penguin Pool," designed by Tecton, an influential architectural firm led by Russian emigre Berthold Lubetkin. Tecton's innovative Modernist design was unusually elegant and playful and one of the first uses..

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Kaufmann Desert House

Chino, Palm Springs
by Richard Neutra

The Kaufmann House, or Kaufmann Desert House, in Palm Springs, California, was designed by Richard Neutra in 1946. It was one of the last domestic projects conducted by the architect, but it is also arguably one of his most famous homes.

It is one of the most important examples of..

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Observatory House

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
by Gabriel Orozco, ...

The Observatory House in Roca Blanca was created by the artist Gabriel Orozco, while Tatiana Bilbao was an executive architect. The house, set into a rocky promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a 1:1 replica of one of the structures that forms the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory,..

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Pool and Spa in Mallorca

Porto Cristo. Manacor. Mallorca, Spain
by A2 arquitectos

In 1967, a small hotel, Hotel Castell dels Hams, was established on the island of Majorca amid the Mediterranean vegetation. Over time, and through subtle improvements and extensions, it has become one of the most distinctive hotels on the eastern part of the island.

The last of the..

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Berman House

Joadja, New South Wales, Australia
by Harry Seidler

Built in virgin countryside near the top of a deep valley with a winding river below, the house is placed against a rock cliff with a suspended living area and projecting balcony overlooking the dramatic natural setting. Following the rocky plateau, the plan is arranged on two levels with the..

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Raymond Loewy House

Palm Springs, USA
by Albert Frey

The Raymond Loewy house was designed by Palm Springs architect Albert Frey and built between 1946-47 as a bachelor retreat. It was later expanded when Loewy got married. The house has then been restored by metalware manufacturer Jim Gaudineer who said of the design, “When you slide open the glass..

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Mirage Motel

Las Vegas, USA

When this hotel was constructed in 1952 at 4613 Las Vegas Blvd S, this "swimming pool with windows" was meant to attract travelers who had just come out of the dusty desert. The only structure on the desert at that time, the Glass Pool Inn was like a "mirage" to travelers exhausted from the heat..

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Villa Amanzi

Phuket beach, Thailand
by Original Vision Ltd

Nestled in a cascading, west facing ravine with a dramatic slab of rock defining the northern edge and a stunning outlook over the azure blue of the Andaman Sea to the south, our commission; to do this demanding but ultimately spectacular site justice, was both daunting and exciting.


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Smile Pool

Porto Cristo, Spain
by A2 arquitectos

Spanish firm A2arquitectos has created a new area, an extension of recreational activities and an entertainment for our young guests from the hotel Castell dels Hams.

The vision of this new focus, a big “smile”, focuses his perception from differents viewpoints and different scales, either..

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Carpa Olivera

Mazatlán, Mexico
by Colectivo Urbano

The Carpa Olivera center, built in 1915, used to gather plenty of celebrities and renowned personalities of its era. Although, a hurricane destroyed the venue in the 50s` and remained abandoned until almost a decade ago. A group of five architects, Colectivo Urbano, decided to take immediate..

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The renovation of the historical outdoor pool complex “Les Bains de Géronde” is designed as a renaturalization of the shore, recreating a sensible connection to the lake. The new pools are conceived as two water surfaces hovering slightly over the lake of Géronde with stairs and boardwalks..

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