Acayaba House in São Paulo by Marcos Acayaba. Photo credit: Leonardo Finotti.

A house in Leiria, Portugal, by Aires Mateus. Photo credit: Fernando Guerra/ FG+SG.

The Deck House in Santiago, Chile, by Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido Architects. Photo credit: Cristobal Palma.

RW House in Rio de Janeiro by Bernardes + Jacobsen. Photo credit: Leonardo Finotti.

A house in Kuala Lumpur by Jouin Manku. Photo credit: Roland Halbe.

11 Mujeres House in Cachagua, Chile, by Mathias Klotz. Photo credit: Roland Halbe.

Linear House, in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, by Patkau Architects. Photo credit: James Dow.

18.36.54 House in Connecticut by Daniel Libeskind. Photo credit: Todd Eberle.

Ravine Guest House in Don Mills, Ontario, by Shim-Sutcliffe. Photo credit: Raimund Koch/ Shim-Sutcliffe.

Poli House in Coliumo Peninsula, Chile, by Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects. Photo credit: Cristobal Palma.

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