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Kolumba Diocesan Museum, Cologne, Germany, 2007 by Peter Zumthor. Photos by Hélène Binet.

Previously occupied by Auguste Perett, one of France’s most celebrated 20th-century architects, this 1930s Paris penthouse now seves as the weekend home of Dutch architect Felix Claus. Claus paid three years worth of rent in advance to gain permission to restore the apartment. Photos: Hotze Eisma.

Artist James Turrell’s ‘Skyspace’ in Houston, Texas.

Albert Frey House II in Palm Springs.

Joe Colombo’s ‘Tube’ chair, 1969.

Joe Colombo’s ‘Tube’ chair, 1969.

Pawson House, London, 1999.

Wakaba Restaurant by John Pawson, London, 1987. “The glass wall at Wakaba, enigmatic and glowing, provides an ambiguous kind of shelter. It is not a barrier but a filter whose character depends upon the degree if transparency. Curved panels of translucent acid-etched glass preserve the privacy of the interior and yet offer a sense of the animate nightlife of the city outside.” - John Pawson Themes and Projects, Phaidon.

Vintage Pierre Jeanneret furniture sits in the living room of this apartment in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France by Joseph Dirand.

Lina Bo Bardi was a Brazilian modernist architect born in Italy. A prolific architect and designer, Lina devoted her working life, most of it spent in Brazil, to promoting the social and cultural potential of architecture and design. Lina designed the “Casa de Vidro” (“Glass House”) to live with her husband in what was then the remnants of the Mata Atlantica, the original rain forest surrounding São Paulo.

'Desert House', Palm Springs California by American architect Jim Jennings.

Donald Judd.

Donald Judd.