Masonry walls enclose courtyards and living spaces at Ritz&Ghougassian’s Melbourne extension

Architecture studio Ritz&Ghougassian has extended a traditional Melbourne house, using a minimal material palette that sees blockwork walls left exposed both inside and out. The property in the suburb of Prahran is situated on Highbury Grove – a street lined with traditional federation-style cottages surrounded by leafy gardens. Local practice Ritz&Ghougassian was tasked with adding

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Sloping concrete volumes form open-air chapel in Slovenian village

Rows of seats supported on simple stalks project from slanted concrete volumes to create a grandstand at this open-air chapel designed by Enota, in the Slovenian village of Skorba. Ljubljana-based architecture studio Enota designed the structure to be a new social hub for the village near Slovenia’s oldest town, Ptuj. Over recent years the village has gradually

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AZL Architects creates 3D-printed pavilion alongside stone house in Chinese village

A translucent garden pavilion made from 3D-printed plastic blocks provides a lightweight counterpoint to a robust, stone-clad house by AZL Architects in the Chinese village of Shanyinwu. The Nanjing-based practice designed LEI House for a local businesswoman who wanted the property to encapsulate the values of her bed and breakfast brand, and promote her idea of

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Staggered towers form university campus in Hangzhou

Chinese studio WSP Architects has completed a university campus complex in Hangzhou, China, featuring a cluster of buildings with irregular stacked floors arranged around a central square. The masterplan for the Hangzhou Normal University comprises more than a dozen independent colleges each with their own unique architecture. WSP Architects was tasked with creating a central building to

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Matra Architects creates holiday home with peaked roof and Himalayan views

The timber-clad roof structure of this house in the foothills of the Himalayas features a pointed peak incorporating skylights that allow daylight to flood an open-plan interior arranged over stepped levels. The private holiday home is located in the village of Satkhol in India’s Nainital district, which is a popular site for tourists looking to

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B.E. Architecture “rejects stark minimalism” with eclectic interior for Melbourne house

Melbourne studio B.E. Architecture has renovated and extended a Victorian property in the city for an avid art collector, adding a varied palette of materials that help distinguish the old and new parts of the building. The design project for the St Vincents Place Residence began with a heritage building in Melbourne’s inner suburb of

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Timber-and-glass boxes contain pair of residences on a Norwegian hillside

Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects arranged the living areas of these two homes in a stack of concrete, timber and glass boxes that extend out from a steeply sloping site in an Oslo suburb. Two-in-One House is located on a challenging site at the end of a dead-end road in the Ekeberglia neighbourhood of Oslo’s

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Sean Griffiths uses visual trickery inside London house extension

Optical illusions including a trompe l’oeil painting and mirrored walls alter the perception of space inside this extension to a south London house by architect Sean Griffiths. The property is situated in a conservation area bordering Brockwell Park in the London Borough of Lambeth. Griffiths’ design for the extension aims to increase the amount of

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Fuzzy House by SO features stepped roof terrace and public alleyway

Architecture studio SO designed this bunker-like concrete house in the Thai city of Chiang Mai around a pathway that provides locals a shortcut between two roads. The studio, which is also known as Situation-based Operation, designed the house for a client who had owned the plot for several years but had left it unused. Over

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Mork-Ulnes Architects completes timber-clad house with “pinwheel plan” in a Norwegian forest

This compact house overlooking a lake to the north of Oslo features four intersecting pitched-roof volumes, which radiate out towards the landscape to frame distinct views and shelter a pair of patios. Mork-Ulnes Architects, which has offices in San Francisco and Oslo, designed the property for the family of an American geologist who moved to Oslo

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André Pihl designs “bat-shaped” summer house to make the most of sea views

Full-height windows set into the angled facades of this summer house provide views of the Swedish archipelago from a living space and two adjoining bedroom wings. Villa G was designed by architect André Pihl to replace an existing 1960s cottage on the site, which is located in a quiet bay in the southeastern region of

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Hayhurst and Co adds charred-timber extension to basement flat in north London

Dark timber cladding applied to the exterior of this extension to a London flat by Hayhurst and Co contrasts the white-oiled boards that line the kitchen and dining space within. The east-London studio headed by architect Nick Hayhurst was tasked with reorganising the layout of the flat in a Victorian terrace, and enhancing its connection

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Pedevilla Architects lines cookery school with perforated timber panels

Wooden surfaces perforated with a pattern of intersecting circles decorate this cookery school and showroom at a spa in South Tyrol. Local studio Pedevilla Architects designed the new building as part of the Bad Schörgau spa and hotel complex. It is located on a site on the banks of the Talfer river, where natural springs have

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House in Yangsan combines crisp concrete and white-rendered volumes

Architecture studio Raum designed this house in the South Korean city of Yangsan as a cluster of clean-lined, interconnected blocks that can adapt to the changing needs of a young family. South Korean studio Raum created the Yangsan Eorinjip property for a couple who wanted a home flexible enough to evolve as their child grows

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Timber and concrete summer house faces scenic Icelandic landscape

This holiday home on the south coast of Iceland features a sheltered central courtyard lined by a pair of timber volumes and a terrace with a panoramic view of a nearby lake. Reykjavik architecture studio Gláma Kím designed the holiday home for a site on a ridge next to a deep and rugged gulley, beyond

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Overlapping discs contain offices for Israeli underwear manufacturer

This headquarters for a textile manufacturer in Caesarea, Israel, comprises a group of stacked discs, which are staggered to create balconies overlooking the surrounding landscape. Local studio Auerbach Halevy Architects designed the offices and manufacturing facility for Delta Galil, an Israeli textile company founded in 1975 that is now a global leader in the design

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Le House fills An’garden Cafe with plants to create an oasis in bustling Hanoi

Plants, trees and a pond introduce greenery into this cafe in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, designed by local studio Le House as a relaxing place to escape from the city’s busy streets. An’garden Cafe is located in the recently redeveloped Van Quan urban area, which is part of Hanoi’s densely populated Ha Dong district. The building

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Narrow concrete house by Pezo von Ellrichshausen juts towards the Pacific Ocean

Architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen have completed a tall and narrow concrete house, which perches on a cliff facing a sea-lion reserve on Chile’s Coliumo Peninsula. Pezo and Von Ellrichshausen’s studio, which is based in the nearby city of Concepción, designed Loba house for a plot facing down the cliff. From its position on

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Pivoting doors offer breezes and views at Tamara Wibowo’s Indonesian home

Rows of pivoting glass doors can be opened to allow air to flow through living spaces that open onto courtyards, terraces and lush gardens at this house in the Indonesian city of Semarang. House of Inside and Outside is the first project designed by architect Tamara Wibowo, and was developed as a home for her

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Sliding eucalyptus wood screens wrap house on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Timber screens that can be pulled aside to provide uninterrupted views towards the ocean from this house near the Australian resort of Noosa. Local studio Teeland Architects designed Tinbeerwah House for a site in the hinterland around the resort in southern Queensland. The family home is designed to enhance the sense of connection between its

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House-shaped windows puncture perforated-metal facades of Yokohama nursery

Japanese practice Hibinosekkei has completed a nursery in Yokohama, which features plywood-lined interiors and house-shaped openings set into its dark facades. MK-S Nursery was designed by local architecture office Hibinosekkei to accommodate a classroom for pre-school children and an after-school childcare centre within a former residential building. The project was overseen by the studio’s dedicated childcare division,

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Interrobang converts London’s landmark Hoover Building into apartments

UK studio Interrobang has transformed the Hoover Building in west London into 66 apartments that retain many of the former factory’s original art deco features. The heritage-listed building was designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners in 1931, and began life as the UK headquarters, manufacturing plant and repairs centre for the Hoover Company. During its heyday

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Pink and green house by Office S&M offers antidote to London’s “dire rental market”

Architecture studio Office S&M combined on-trend millennial pink with green terrazzo details to give this house in east London a character that sets it apart from the city’s other rental properties. The new-build house on Salmen Road in Plaistow was designed by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen of Office S&M as a rental home for young property

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Julius Taminiau creates compact living spaces inside Japanese-inspired houseboat

Architect Julius Taminiau borrowed principles from traditional Japanese tatami rooms to create a well-proportioned layout featuring space-saving built-in furniture at his floating home in Amsterdam. Taminiau was living with his girlfriend and two young children in a small flat in central Amsterdam before deciding to moving to the floating community near the Dutch city’s old

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Allies and Morrison’s Qatar National Archive references traditional coastal watchtowers

The Allies and Morrison-designed National Archive in Doha, Qatar, is informed by the layout and materiality of the Middle Eastern country’s vernacular architecture. The archive facility was built as part of the Msheireb Downtown Doha masterplan, which was developed by Allies and Morrison in collaboration with Arup and Aecom. The National Archive building is designed both

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Headland House by Atelier Andy Carson features cantilevered rooms looking out to sea

A series of extruded volumes face specific views of the coastline and farmland surrounding this house in New South Wales, Australia. Sydney-based studio Atelier Andy Carson designed Headland House for Beau Neilson – the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson – and her husband. The couple’s brief for the property stated

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Factory with pitched roofs designed to complement terraced housing

Local architecture studio TRANS has rebuilt a factory in a residential neighbourhood of Ghent, with pitched roofs referencing nearby housing. TRANS oversaw the project for local food packaging business Ryhove, which has been based in central Ghent, Belgium, since the 1980s. After decades of ad-hoc expansion, Ryhove’s facilities had become outdated and no longer provided the sort of

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Alter & Company creates playful extension to historic farm cottage

A slide and bright yellow ladder are among the playful interventions employed by Alter & Company in its modernisation of a farm in Surrey, England. The project by Brighton-based architecture and design office Alter & Company involved renovating a series of outbuildings situated alongside the 400-year-old Grade II-listed Stanyards Cottage. The cluster of structures that

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Barclay & Crousse’s Peruvian university building incorporates shaded communal spaces in “labyrinthine” layout

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has completed a board-marked concrete university building in the Peruvian city of Piura. The Lima-based practice, which is led by Woman Architect of the Year Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, designed the building for the Universidad de Piura’s campus, a 1,000 kilometres north of the Peruvian capital. The design responds

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HZA adds wave-shaped toilet facility to scenic Norwegian lay-by

The latest architectural addition to Norway’s scenic tourist routes is a rest area featuring a toilet facility that sweeps upwards from a poured-concrete viewing terrace. Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter (HZA) designed the Ureddplassen rest area for a site along the Helgelandskysten Norwegian Scenic Route in the northern region of Gildeskål. Ureddplassen is popular with tourists

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OFIS Arhitekti’s Glass Pavilion is a star-gazing retreat in Spain’s Gorafe desert

Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti has created an isolated desert retreat in Andalusia, featuring glazed walls that take advantage of the vast landscape and dramatic night skies. OFIS Arhitekti developed the Glass Pavilion in collaboration with experts from specialist manufacturer Guardian Glass, which challenged the architects to design a structure that would test its products to

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Glass walls create visual connection between Strasbourg sports hall and its surroundings

Dominique Coulon & Associés has completed a sports centre for a school in Strasbourg, featuring a pair of double-height halls that project upwards from a concrete-and-glass base. Dominique Coulon’s practice designed the building for a school created for the children of the international civil servants who work at the nearby European Parliament and European Court of

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NORD Architects creates angular timber-clad sports centre in Copenhagen

Danish studio NORD Architects has completed a multipurpose sports facility in Copenhagen’s developing Ørestad City area. Featuring a cluster of timber volumes that fan out from a central point to define different functional zones, the building is located alongside Bjarke Ingels’ iconic Mountain Dwellings complex. In comparison to its neighbour, the sports facility designed by NORD

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Associated Architects Partnership designs terrace of minimalist homes at Kuwait’s Khiran Resort

Associated Architects Partnership has created a terrace of five clean-lined white houses overlooking a canal at the Khiran Resort development, in southern Kuwait. The Areia Houses, which are differentiated by poolside terraces and swimming pools, stand alongside a section of the 200 kilometres of canals that have been excavated from the desert to create the resort. The five

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EVA Architecten’s riverside house features red-brick walls and a patinated copper roof

Clerestory and dormer windows that face a nearby river intersect with a copper-clad roof, which wraps around onto the front and rear facades of this house in the Dutch city of IJsselstein. EVA Architecten, which is based in nearby Utrecht, designed Villa IJsselzig for a site on the banks of the Hollandse IJssel river that gives

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Giant steel “paperclips” support living spaces and ocean-facing balcony at New South Wales house

Austin Maynard Architects has completed a house in a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, featuring curved tubular-steel supports that prop up a first floor that faces out towards the ocean and the city’s skyline. The Melbourne-based studio designed Greenacres as a family home perched on a steeply sloping site in Newcastle’s Merewether neighbourhood. In

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Angular concrete shell encloses interior gardens at The Window House by Formzero

A faceted concrete shell punctuated by openings of varying sizes wraps around this house in Kuala Lumpur, which contains pockets of interior landscaping that create private outdoor spaces. Local studio Formzero designed The Window House for a hillside site on the edge of a forest overlooking the Malaysian capital. The architects’ initial thoughts were to

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Guy Hollaway adds contemporary extension to his quintessential country cottage

British architect Guy Hollaway has transformed an 18th-century cottage in the Kent countryside into a modern home featuring a concrete and glass extension. Hollaway, whose eponymous studio has offices in London and Kent, designed the house for his own family over the course of several years, and wanted it to encapsulate many of the ideas

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Gardens and terraces slot around timber-clad extensions to Auckland house

William Tozer Associates has completed an extension to a house in Auckland, comprising a series of blocks clad in wooden shingles and vertical boards that enhance the connection with various gardens and decked terraces. The Victorian villa in the New Zealand city’s Mount Eden suburb is now loosely enclosed by the cluster of pavilions, which

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Angular roofs funnel daylight into coastal summer house inspired by traditional Estonian buildings

This summer house in the Estonian village of Muraste comprises a cluster of timber volumes topped with faceted roofs and triangular roof lights that allow natural light to pour into the interiors. The property is situated in a wooded area on the shore of the Black Sea and was designed by architecture studio KUU Arhitektid,

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Fruit trees grow from the roofs of Vo Trong Nghia’s stripy rammed-earth house

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed a house in Hanoi featuring walls made from different types of rammed earth, and gabled roofs incorporating planters used to grow fruit trees. Local architect Nghia’s studio designed the house for a plot in the rural Dong Anh district of the Vietnamese capital, where it is situated within a

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Canal boat interiors inspire space-efficient extension to London house by Archmongers

Archmongers has extended the rear of a terraced house in Stoke Newington that features interiors lined with built-in plywood furniture to maximise the available space and a staircase made from a jigsaw of pieces. London studio Archmongers designed the closet-wing and mansard extensions for a growing family who wanted to create more space at their two-storey property

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Geometric bas-relief patterns decorate monolithic Egyptian Embassy in Lisbon

Portuguese studio Promontorio Architects has completed the new Embassy of Egypt in Lisbon, which features robust concrete walls covered with bas-relief patterns that recall traditional Egyptian motifs. The embassy is located in Lisbon’s affluent Restelo district, where many of the neighbouring detached villas from the 1940s and 1950s have been converted for diplomatic use. With

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KAW’s ActiveHouse is a sustainable home that generates more energy than it consumes

Dutch studio KAW employed a range of technical and architectural concepts to minimise the environmental impact of this house in Rotterdam, including introducing large windows into its brick facades to promote natural light and passive heating. The ActiveHouse property is the home of Reimar von Meding, a partner at KAW, who wanted to demonstrate how sustainable principles

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Platforms function as tables and shelves inside Tato Architects’ House in Miyamoto

Japanese studio Tato Architects designed the interior of this house in Osaka as a single room containing angular platforms that perform multiple functions and are connected by a spiralling sequence of wooden steps. Tato Architects developed the house for a family of three who wanted a seamlessly connected interior space that facilitates a stronger connection between its occupants.

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Geometric brick-clad boarding house by MICA references its traditional neighbours

British architecture studio MICA has completed a boarding house in the grounds of Stowe School in England, featuring an assemblage of pale-brick volumes including a cylindrical tower and glazed bridge. Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, which was founded in 1923 and is situated within 750 acres of landscaped gardens that also

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Self-sufficient Yin & Yang house incorporates gardens on its interlocking roof

Architecture studio Penda has released visualisations of a house designed for a tiny plot near the German city of Kassel that show how its owners will be able to grow food on both sides of its terraced roof. The studio founded by architects Chris Precht and Dayong Sun designed Yin & Yang house for a

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HHF Architects adds pergola-like extension to traditional Swiss villa

This extension to an historic villa in the Swiss town of Arlesheim by Basel-based studio HHF Architects features an expressed steel frame intended to provide a contemporary counterpoint to the house’s traditional architecture. The original villa was designed by Swiss architect Hans Bernoulli and completed in 1913. When its current owners bought it in 2013,

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Piuarch transforms abandoned aircraft factory into Gucci’s Milan headquarters

Italian office Piuarch has converted a former aircraft manufacturing facility in Milan into fashion brand Gucci’s new headquarters, adding a glazed tower wrapped in metal sunscreens to the rows of the brick-clad hangars. The complex of warehouse buildings close to the city’s Linate airport was originally completed in 1915 to house the final assembly plant

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Neri&Hu encloses guest rooms and gardens within grid of brick walls at Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has completed a boutique hotel in Yangzhou comprising a grid of dark-brick walls that surround a series of courtyards, gardens, guest rooms and service areas. Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat is located close to the Slender West Lake scenic resort in the Hanjiang District to the north of the city’s historic centre. The area

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Domed sports hall by Sporadical is covered in scale-like aluminium shingles

Reflective aluminium panels cover the rounded shell of this school sports hall near Prague, helping to disguise its scale. The sports hall, designed by local architecture office Sporadical, adjoins a recently modernised and extended primary school in the town of Dolní Břežany, to the south of the Czech capital. In addition to providing a space for

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Angular doors connect tapered extension by Mustard Architects with tiled patio

Mustard Architects has added this extension to an Edwardian house in west London, featuring a tapered plan that expands towards angular glazed doors set into its asymmetric gabled facade. East London studio Mustard Architects was asked to renovate and extend the property for new owners who wanted a brighter, more contemporary interior with an enhanced connection to the

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Álvaro Siza combines geometric forms for white-concrete church in Brittany

Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira has completed a church in the Brittany region of France, featuring a sculptural composition of intersecting concrete forms. The church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande is the first to be built in Brittany in the 21st century, and was designed by Siza’s Porto-based office to complement its setting in a residential neighbourhood south

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Curving roof and stone walls create seclusion for Portuguese house by NOARQ

This house in Portugal, designed by architecture studio NOARQ, features a large curving canopy that wraps around a south-facing patio. Casa ED&JO is a single-family house located in Vila Nova de Famalicão, a town north of Porto. It sits on a site that slopes 7.6 metres from west to east, and which is bounded by roads on

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McGinlay Bell completes Glasgow terraces with alternating black and white facades

Scottish firm McGinlay Bell used low-cost concrete bricks to create the black and white walls of this canalside housing development in the West End of Glasgow. The Maryhill Locks project involved the creation of 40 terraced homes for private sale. Locally based McGinlay Bell designed the houses for developer Bigg Regeneration, which is a partnership

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Pivoting louvres conceal windows set into brick facade of mews house by Belsize Architects

A light well, a glass staircase and large windows set behind wooden louvres help to bring natural light into this four-bedroom house, which Belsize Architects squeezed onto a small plot in a traditional mews near London’s Hyde Park. Local studio Belsize Architects designed the house to replace a one-bedroom mews cottage in Southwick Yard –

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Stone-clad apartment building in Bucharest features recessed windows and terraces

The crisp white-stone facades of this luxury apartment block in Bucharest by local studio ADNBA are punctured by large recessed windows that help to reduce the building’s overall massing so it matches the scale of its urban context. The Londra Housing development was designed by ADNBA for real estate firm Forte Partners, which invests in and

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Brick-lined interiors open onto garden filled with fruit trees at The Mango House

Double-height spaces allow views of the tiled roof at this house in the Indian town of Alibag by Studio PKA, which uses a palette of natural and tactile materials including brick, stone and wood to complement its lush natural setting. Studio PKA designed The Mango House as a second home for a family based in

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Timber shutters conceal windows and doors at Aketuri Architektai’s Lithuanian lakeside retreat

The owners of this Lithuanian holiday cottage can open large shutters incorporated into the timber-clad facades to transform the completely closed gabled volume into a bright space with views toward a nearby lake. Vilnius-based studio Aketuri Architektai designed the lakeside retreat near the city of Zarasai to reference archetypal homesteads that complement their natural surroundings.

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Jamie Fobert’s Kettle’s Yard extension echoes “calm aesthetic” of existing gallery

Jamie Fobert Architects has completed an extension to Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, England, adding a series of new exhibition and education spaces that complement the intimate and relaxed rooms of the original converted house. Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It occupies the former home of collector and

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Oversized roof shelters terraces on either side of CEBRA’s Danish summer house

A pitched roof extends well beyond the internal walls to create sheltered terraces around the edges of this summer house designed by Danish architecture studio CEBRA for a site overlooking the country’s Vejle Fjord. CEBRA created the property for a client who resides in the studio’s Iceberg housing project – a harbourside scheme in Aarhus

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Edward van Vliet converts crane into three-storey holiday retreat in Amsterdam

A crane overlooking Amsterdam’s IJ river has been transformed into a luxury rental apartment, featuring three stacked shipping containers accommodating living spaces designed by Edward van Vliet to reference the area’s industrial past. The rental apartment is operated by local firm, Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments, which oversaw the crane’s refurbishment in collaboration with the local municipality,

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Bergersen Arkitekter’s Viewpoint Granasjøen is an angular lakeside cabin with a turfed roof

This compact timber-and-concrete cabin in the Norwegian village of Nerskogen incorporates large windows that angle upwards to make the most of views towards the nearby lake and mountain range. Trondheim studio Bergersen Arkitekter designed Viewpoint Granasjøen for the owner of a house that is situated close to Granasjøen lake in the Trollheimen mountain region. The cabin

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Troll’s Peak cabin features facades and roofs clad in contrasting materials

Oslo studio Rever & Drage Architects used a variety of cladding materials and traditional construction techniques to distinguish the different functional spaces at this mountain cabin in Norway’s Sunndal region. Rever & Drage Architects designed the Cabin at Troll’s Peak for an active family who enjoy hiking and skiing in the mountains of the Trolltindane

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HOLA Design builds gabled lakeside cottage in Poland

HOLA Design has completed a gabled lakeside cottage in southern Poland, which incorporates large windows that look out towards two nearby castles. Architects and owners of Polish studio HOLA Design, Monika and Adam Bronikowscy designed Mountain Cottage as a retreat on the shores of the artificial Lake Czorsztyn. Located on a hillside overlooking the lake, mountains and two medieval

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Triangular timber roof shelters the ruins of Sweden’s oldest church

AIX Arkitekter has completed an exhibition hall and shelter, to protect the site of a ninth-century church in the village of Varnhem, southwest Sweden. The Stockholm-based studio set a structure with a triangular timber roof on top of excavated ruins within the grounds of Varnhem Abbey. Excavations at the site in 2005 uncovered the remains of the farm church,

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Circular wooden tower provides panoramic birdwatching point on a Norwegian island

This wooden tower by Norwegian architect Lars J Berge provides an accessible hide for birdwatchers on an island north of Bergen. Herdla Birdwatching Tower is situated at the tip of Askøy – a low-lying island in Hordaland county, off Norway’s west coast. The landscape of open grasslands, shallow sea and freshwater ponds makes the area, called Herdla, an important

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Open-air chapel designed by Plano Humano Arquitectos to resemble Scout’s tent

This tent-like chapel, for a Scout campground in Portugal’s rural Idanha-a-Nova region, features a folded zinc-clad roof that opens up towards the surrounding landscape. Plano Humano Arquitectos created the structure for the National Scout’s Activities Camp, on a plateau that has panoramic views of the nearby hills. The chapel was commissioned for the occasion of the

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SelgasCano transforms Richard Rogers’ former studio into another Second Home workspace

Spanish studio SelgasCano has completed a third plant-filled workspace for Second Home, in the west London building that housed Richard Rogers’ first architecture studio as well as providing the setting for cult 1960s film Blowup. Second Home Holland Park is the third venue that José Selgas and Lucía Cano have created for the London-based company, which provides studio

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Wavy tiled roof of Springingstream guesthouse is based on the outline of surrounding mountains

Beijing studio WEI Architects used traditional materials and construction techniques to convert a derelict house in Fujian province into a guesthouse featuring curving tiled roofs and reclaimed windows. Springingstream guesthouse is situated in the village of Chi Xi in Fuding County, where dramatic mountains, tea fields and bamboo forests create scenery evocative of typical Chinese

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