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Architecture & Design: Oceanfront Californian Beach House

This architectural masterpiece in southern California is designed by architect Richard Meier and Michael Palladino. As Simon Turner of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes explains, it simply oozes coolness.

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2009 June 10th: Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

Presented by Michael Marquette & Simon Turner, today’s luxury homes eMagazine contains hot stories on real estate, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt; Recipes; Good Causes; Finance and Design.

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What an Amazing Brazilian Box!

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan uses space in a carefully, precise and nuanced manner. Taking into account the many security concerns in São Paulo, Kogan has constructed luxury homes comprised of stoned lined boxes, emphasizing his capacity to create quintessential indoor/outdoor living. Simon Turner, Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

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Eco-Project Sky-Terra Skyscrapers: Giving the City Back to the People

To cope with the growing need for green urban space, as cities become increasingly congested and dense, the Sky-Terra super-structure seeks to give city dwellers back the ability to spend time outdoors, exercise and relax. Simon Turner, Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

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The Unique Architecture of Vuko Tashkovich in New York

Vuko Tashkovich is an architect born in the former Yugoslavia and brought to the United States at the age of 20 by his father, a former Yugoslav Senator with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt and Marshall Tito.

Tashkovich is a Master Builder in an architectural tradition dating back to the Renaissance rather than choosing to conform to the custom that prevailed in the late 1960’s

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Indoor/Outdoor Living via Light & Silhouettes

The building envelope of the extension at the Wettingen School in Switzerland is composed of a homogeneous coverage of black anodized aluminium sheets. It cleverly plays with the light that seeps between the silhouettes of the flowers and leafs cut out of the aluminium sheets.

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A New Meaning to Long-Term Car Parking (with podcast)

The attraction of working in Dubai has always been strong.  Who wouldn’t have been tempted? – tax free earnings, luxurious properties and cars – a lifestyle to dream of!

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Chill Out and Relax on the Eco Oil Rig

Morris Architects, a Houston-based architecture and design firm, recently took top honors for two of their submissions in the Radical Innovation in Hospitality design competition. The grand prize winner, the Oil Rig Platform Resort and Spa makes use of one of 4,000 oil rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico and transforms it into a luxurious eco-resort and spa.

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The Dorobanti Tower, Romania

“Dorobanti Tower”, a new project by Zaha Hadid Architects in Bucharest, Romania is a 200m tall icon that will be located in the heart of the capital. The chamfered diamond-like structure tapers from the centre towards the top and the bottom. The structural mesh is designed to express the change of uses across the tower.

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Winning Design for China Insurance Group HQ

Architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au have recently been awarded the winning design for the ‘Headquarters of China Insurance Group’ in Shenzen, China.

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