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New Houses

" Full of merit, yet poetically, Man dwells on this Earth. "

Hoelderlin

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Can Pere Des Cel: El Porxet, Ibiza, by Philippe Rotthier (1988-1989)
Photo by Dominique Delaunay

" Philippe Rotthier's work is to build houses. "

Marc Breitman

Farmacia Baganha

Town Pharmacy with Apartments, Cascais, Portugal
by Jose Franqueira Baganha

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Breedlove Cottage by Eric Watson

" Although very small, this two room guest-house is rigorous in its classical composition.

Constructed entirely of wood, the design explores the craft of building economically in the classical style utilizing stock building materials. "

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Wright House by Eric Watson

" This house refers to the authenticity and humbleness of " craftsman style ", both in its design and composition, as well as in its choice of materials and logics of construction; "

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East Campus Trinity Heights Homesites, Duke University
by Milton Greenfell

" Here again, one is led once more to see less the perennity of the material than an attitude and knowledge which, by ritualized and immutable gestures of care, guarantee its survival, not only as an ideal but as a material artifact. "

Philippe Rotthier and Ferdinand Joaquim

" Le Palais Paysan " Editions AAM, Bruxelles

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Residence in Starwood, Aspen, Colorado
by Robert A.M Stern Architects
( Photo by Peter Aaron /Esto )

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House Veloso Matos, Janas, Portugal
by Jose Cornelio da Silva

" The house of the man who lives with a certain slowness, beyond the present, enamoured with what will never happen,-
who does not see his dwelling as a materially useful object, but rather as a support for his spirit- this house will be made according to the laws of Architecture. "

N.M. Rubio i Tuduri

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Rancho Dos Vidas, Texas, by Michel Imber

" Located in the scrub country between San Antonio and Laredo, Rancho Dos Vidas was built as a ranch headquarters and family hunting lodge for an Aspen couple. The compound draws its forms, geometry and details from the Spanish colonial archetypes of South Texas and Northern Mexico: missions, haciendas, presidios and public places familiar to the outposts of the frontier. "