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Preston House / Mario Romano


The Great Wave Off Kanagawa is one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world. Created between 1829 and 1833 by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, the woodblock print has since been placed on everything from coffee mugs and tote bags to murals and large-scale gallery prints. But have you ever seen a piece of architecture that takes direct inspiration from such a world-renowned work of art?

California-based architect Mario Romano takes an abstracted approach to The Great Wave in his Preston House design, but the inspiration is undeniable — especially when viewing the home from a diagonal angle and taking in the way the roof seems to crash over the architectural volumes below. Romano’s working motto is live in art, and he certainly lives up to it with this 530-square-metre home, clad in layers of brushed aluminium — via dornob

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