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A plot within a neighborhood full of harsh, sharp angles is now the setting for a home covered in soft, bulbous panels, giving it a strange futuristic appearance. S-House by SDeG architects rebels against the typical grid format that surrounds it, focusing instead on a feeling of cushioned comfort.

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The thickened concrete envelope is more than just a style statement; it’s twin-walled to form air gaps between the outdoor and indoor spaces, keeping the interior cool even during the hottest days of summer.

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Constructed of lightweight, cast-in-situ ferroconcrete on wood, fiberglass and steel sheet-molds, the house is lighter in weight than it appears, crafted mostly by masons rather than mechanical processes to cut costs.

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An internal courtyard complete with a sparkling turquoise swimming pool provides a private space for the family to enjoy, while also looking out onto the landscape.

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Inside, bright white surfaces, glass walls, curving staircases and cantilevered walkways give the home an open feel that’s enhanced by all of the daylight streaming in through the  many eye-like windows.