Cliff-Hanging Peruvian Beach House (12 pics)

This isn’t your typical beach house. Hanging off a cliff and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Lefevre House by Longhi Architects is, in fact, more like a gorgeous hideaway or a majestic “place where desert and ocean meet." Located in Punta Misterio, Peru (75 miles south of Lima), the Lefevre House features sand garden roofs which act as an extension of the desert. It also has a lap and recreational pools that connect the ocean with the house! Best part, though? The hanging glass box that seems magically suspended, allowing unbelievable views of the ocean. Wanting to utilize local natural resources, Longhi brought the cliffs into the house. One of the walls in the bathroom is actually raw rock. Other walls vary in natural materials, from rough quarry stone on the outside to worked stone walls on the inside. Explaining his inspiration for the natural stone selection, Longhi says, “The Incas were the best architects in integrating landscape and architecture."

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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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