Five buildings surround a courtyard to form Danish summerhouse by Jarmund/Vigsnæs

This Danish summerhouse by Norwegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects is split into five buildings “like a miniature village” to enclose a wind-sheltered courtyard in the middle (+ slideshow). Summerhouse in Denmark was designed by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects for a family of five and their dog. It occupies a windy site in a village at the northern tip of More

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Maison Spirale wraps around a central courtyard to offer residents privacy and light

This house near the French town of Caen spirals around an internal courtyard to provide privacy for the owners in an area surrounded by new homes (+ slideshow). Maison Spirale was designed by Paris-based architects Nathanael Dorent and Mark Havasi for a retired couple who wanted a modern home with a patio. It is in a More

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Archmongers revamps 1960s London terrace using glazed tiles and an elaborate staircase

London studio Archmongers has remodelled and extended a 1960s terrace house in the city, refreshing the facade with glazed tiles similar to those found on London’s tube stations (+ slideshow). Clock House in north London was designed by Margaret Bursa – a director at Archmongers – to provide a new home for herself, her husband, and their More

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DP6 Architectuurstudio completes glass and timber home in a woodland setting

This glass and timber house by Dutch office DP6 Architectuurstudio was designed “like a little black box” with sections of dark larch cladding to help it merge with the surrounding trees. Makkinga House was designed by Delft-based office DP6 Architectuurstudio on a rural wooded site overlooking a river in the northern Dutch province of Friesland. More

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Kapsimalis Architects completes mountainside apartments near Santorini’s highest point

Rocks excavated from the site of this apartment building on the Greek island of Santorini were reused to form terraces and retaining walls so it blends with its mountainous setting (+ slideshow). Greek studio Kapsimalis Architects
 designed the two-storey building, which comprises four holiday apartments, for a Greek investor who lives in Australia. It occupies a More

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ATKA Arquitectos uses cork cladding to minimise noise inside Casa Bonjardim

A bedroom at this remodelled and extended house in Porto, Portugal, has been wrapped in cork to shield it from the noise of a nearby school playground (+ slideshow). Casa Bonjardim was designed by Porto studio ATKA Arquitectos for a couple, who wanted space to work at home and a second bedroom for their daughter, who More

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Chiltern House by WOW Architects features a rooftop lily pond to attract birds

Plants and ponds are incorporated into the roof, walls and terraces of this concrete house in Singapore to make it feel like it is “enveloped by a garden” (+ movie). Chiltern House was designed by Maria Warner Wong, design director of WOW Architects in Singapore, for herself, her husband, and their two sons, aged 18 and 22. It […]

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Ekar Architects completes canal-side house in Thailand with adjoining cafe and music room

The rooflines of this house and coffee shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are slanted at different angles to ensure all rooms offer clear views of a canal in front (+ slideshow). Bangkok-based studio Ekar Architects designed the house, named Baan Rim Kao, for a couple with one child. It is built on vacant land next to the […]

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DX Arquitectos extends yoga teacher’s house with a blackened timber studio on top

Chilean studio DX Arquitectos has added a timber-framed roof extension to the home of a yoga teacher in Santiago, providing a studio where she can teach classes (+ slideshow). Santiago-based DX Arquitectos designed the studio for the director of Ashtanga Yoga Chile – the oldest school in the country specialising in this method of yoga. “She […]

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NAPUR Architect creates circuitboard pattern on facade of Super Computer Centre

The facade of this computer research centre at Hungary’s University of Debrecen has been designed to reflect its function, with a grooved pattern inspired by a circuitboard (+ slideshow). Budapest studio NAPUR Architect designed Super Computer Centre to house Hungary’s largest and fastest supercomputer – a machine with thousands of processors that can perform complex tasks, […]

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House in Wexford by GKMP Architects features a pyramid-shaped roof

Dublin studio GKMP Architects added a pyramid-shaped roof to this compact house in rural Ireland to create some taller rooms inside. House in Wexford was designed by GKMP Architects for a couple with three young children, who relocated from an urban apartment to the rural location in Wexford County on Ireland’s south-east coast. Occupying a large site that was previously […]

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Corrugated steel provides durable facade for rural Australian home by Glow Design Group

This shed-inspired house in rural Victoria, Australia, features a low-maintenance fire-resistant facade of corrugated steel that also helps to reflect heat, keeping the building cool in summer (+ slideshow). The three-bedroom property was designed by Melbourne studio Glow Design Group for a couple with one child and another due soon. They asked for a contemporary, energy-efficient home that would make the […]

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NOJI Architects uses reclaimed bricks for angular extension to historic Dublin house

Irish studio NOJI Architects built this angular extension to a heritage-protected Dublin house with reclaimed bricks to create a seamless transition between old and new. NOJI Architects designed Brick Addition to provide more space and a better connection to the garden for a three-storey house in Dublin’s Mount Pleasant Square, which is described as one of […]

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West Stow Lodge by Project Orange features a traditional exterior and a pared-back interior

Oak joinery, white-painted bricks, and concrete flooring were used to make the interior of this new house in Suffolk, England, more contemporary than its traditional pitched-roof exterior (+ slideshow). West Stow Lodge was designed by London architects Project Orange for a family with three young children in a village near Bury St Edmunds. It replaces a 1970s house on the site, […]

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CF Møller creates dune-inspired promenade and landscaping on Aalborg waterfront

Danish office CF Møller has completed its transformation of a waterfront promenade in Aalborg, as part of a wider regeneration of the port city in northern Denmark (+ slideshow). The waterfront of Aalborg, which is Denmark’s third-largest city by population, has been transformed in recent years with new university buildings, student housing, and a striking concrete […]

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Ayeneh Office gives Tehran apartments a textured facade with ridged granite and slatted timber

Slatted timber shutters provide privacy and shade for this Tehran apartment block by local firm Ayeneh Office, and line up with its ridged granite facade (+ slideshow). Andarzgoo Residential Building was designed by Ayeneh Office for a site near Andarzgoo Boulevard – a lively, upmarket area in the north of the Irani capital. The block stands on […]

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Andreas Martin-Löf designs hilltop home near Stockholm with views over the treetops

Swedish architect Andreas Martin-Löf has completed a weekend retreat for himself on a steep hill overlooking the Stockholm archipelago, with eye-level views of the surrounding tree canopy (+ slideshow). Stockholm-based architect Andreas Martin-Löf designed Aspvik House as a weekend retreat for himself on land owned by his family. It sits on a steep hill in […]

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Fabian Tan’s Ittka House is designed to offer respite from Malaysian heat

This Kuala Lumpur home has bedrooms with corners that slide open, an indoor tree and voids between the floors to make the interior feel more like an outdoor space (+ slideshow). Ittka House was designed by Kuala Lumpur-based architect Fabian Tan for a couple in their 30s, and replaces a more traditional terraced house on […]

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Perforated shutters provide light and ventilation for Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows

Australian architects Jackson Clements Burrows added perforated shutters to the exterior of this holiday cabin “like a Gore-Tex jacket”, providing light and ventilation when closed (+ slideshow). Melbourne-based architects Jackson Clements Burrows designed Moonlight Cabin as a holiday retreat on the far south-west coast of Victoria. It is owned by a family with two children, […]

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Shingle-clad home by Starpilots can be split up to make way for a road expansion

This Tokyo house and office for a funeral director has been split into three sections so that two can be removed later, in case a planned road gets built through the site (+ slideshow). Housecut was designed by Tokyo studio Starpilots for a couple in their 30s with two children, who had lived on the corner […]

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Rural Urban Framework uses mirrored tiles to camouflage toilets at Mulan Primary School

Hong Kong studio Rural Urban Framework covered this new primary school toilet block in mirrored tiles so that it reflects its surroundings, helping to camouflage the building (+ slideshow). Mulan Primary School was extended by Rural Urban Framework to provide a new toilet block, playground, and a building for additional classrooms. Mirrored ceramic tiles cover the toilet […]

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Mobile holiday home by Hristina Hristova offers an antidote to Bulgaria’s seaside resorts

Bulgarian architect Hristina Hristova has designed a tiny holiday home for herself and her husband that can be towed on a trailer so they can avoid the crowds along the country’s built-up coast (+ slideshow). The nine-square-metre mobile home was designed by Hristina Hristova as a more affordable and flexible alternative to a fixed holiday […]

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Shawl House by Y+M Design Office has a roof that slopes down to shelter a tea room and terrace

The roof of this Japanese home by Y+M Design Office has been designed to hang like a shawl, drooping over the house to cover a terrace, tea room and carport (+ slideshow). Shawl House was designed by Kobe-based Y+M Design Office for a couple with two young children in the southern Japanese city of Imabari, who […]

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Rafael Freyre uses natural and local materials to connect House in Azpitia with its setting

Stones from surrounding mountains and bricks from a local kiln were used to build this house bordering a desert in Peru, so it appears “like a new layer on the landscape” (+ slideshow). House in Azpitia was designed by Lima-based architect Rafael Freyre for a couple in their 50s, who wanted a summer home where […]

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Day House by Paul Archer Design is a zinc-clad home slotted into an existing London terrace

This zinc-clad mews house in London by Paul Archer Design looks like a two-storey home from the front, but actually contains four storeys inside (+ slideshow). Day House by Paul Archer Design was built for a couple who previously lived in an apartment and wanted more space. It replaces a 1970s house in Islington, London, […]

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Zanderroth Architekten designs cb19 apartments without internal walls to create flexible layouts

The apartments in this new Berlin co-housing project by Zanderroth Architekten were designed without the need for load-bearing walls inside, giving the owners flexibility to decide on their own layouts (+ slideshow). The cb19 apartment complex by Berlin-based Zanderroth Architekten comprises two seven-storey buildings that bookend a site in the neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg, with […]

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Urbane Kultur adds boomerang-shaped extension to domed Tournesol swimming pool

French architecture studio Urbane Kultur has refurbished and extended this dome-shaped swimming pool just outside Strasbourg, which is one of nearly 200 built around France in the 1970s (+ slideshow). The Tournesol swimming pool was built in 1975 in Lingolsheim, just outside Strasbourg, but suffered from poor insulation and a cramped layout, with changing rooms around […]

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Jimi House by Paul Archer Design features round window inspired by abstract art

This London house extension for a gallery director features a large round window inspired by circular voids that appear in the works of sculptor Barbara Hepworth and abstract painter Ben Nicholson (+ slideshow). Jimi House was designed by London architects Paul Archer Design for a couple – one of whom runs a nearby art gallery – […]

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Casa 4.1.4 by AS/D features separate living spaces for different generations of the same family

This house in Mexico for an elderly couple features four box-shaped buildings arranged around a central courtyard, three of which contain bedrooms and bathrooms for their visiting children (+ slideshow). Casa 4.1.4 was designed by AS/D Asociación de Diseño as a weekend home for a couple in their 70s who have three children in their 30s. […]

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Hyundai Card Music Library by Choi Moon-kyu is a lending library for vinyl records

A double-height space filled with rare vinyl records and magazines is the centrepiece of this music library and venue in Seoul, which was commissioned by credit card company Hyundai Card as a free space for its members (+ slideshow). The Hyundai Card Music Library was designed by architect Choi Moon-kyu of Seoul office Ga.A Architects, and the […]

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Alma-nac skews upper level of Split House to capture best view of the sea

The top of this house for two former politicians near Hastings, England, has been angled and cantilevered to capture views of the sea and provide a covered parking space beneath (+ slideshow). Split House by London-based architecture firm Alma-nac replaces a 1950s bungalow and dilapidated barn in the village of Fairlight, on England’s south coast. […]

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UTAA extends South Korean children’s centre with “a house within a house”

A house-shaped extension protrudes from the side of this children’s centre by Seoul studio UTAA, providing a playful space for reading that faces out onto a garden (+ slideshow). A teacher asked UTAA to refurbish and extend an old building to create the Pinocchio children’s centre – a space for reading and educational activities which can also host performances […]

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Timber sunshade becomes a viewing deck for retreat near Saint-Tropez by Jak Studio

A timber sunshade folds in on itself to form a balcony for this nautical-inspired house overlooking the Mediterranean sea near Saint-Tropez, designed by London architecture office Jak Studio (+ slideshow). The property is located on a sloping hilltop site in the village of Les Issambres, 22 kilometres from Saint-Tropez. It was designed by Jak Studio to provide a holiday […]

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Origami Pool House by Made Group features a faceted timber ceiling

Australian studio Made Group has completed a pool house for a Melbourne home with a faceted timber ceiling inspired by origami (+ slideshow). Origami Pool House was designed and built by Made Group for a family living in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. It encloses an existing pool in the garden, which was previously covered by a fabric canopy and […]

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Fuse Atelier’s House in Tsudanuma brings light in through a perforated concrete facade

Square and circular holes puncture the concrete facade of this house in Japan by Fuse Atelier, allowing light to filter through to five small terraces concealed behind (+ movie). House in Tsudanuma was designed by Chiba-based Fuse Atelier for a couple in their 40s, who previously lived in an older house on the site, but chose to replace […]

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Freddie Jackson proposes a Thames tidal barrier containing housing and entertainment districts

Graduate shows 2015: University of Westminster graduate Freddie Jackson has designed a tidal barrage that can produce energy from the sea, but also incorporates a community of 20,000 new homes. With London’s population expected to grow by around 2 million in the next 20 years, MA Architecture students at the University of Westminster were asked to design schemes […]

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Blackened timber extension by Scenario Architecture features a high walkway for cats

Scenario Architecture has completed an extension to an east London residence, featuring blackened wood cladding that references Japanese architecture, and a dedicated walkway for cats (+ slideshow). London-based Scenario Architecture – which also recently added a sunken roof terrace to a London home – designed the extension in Hackney for a young couple, providing them with a […]

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Budi Pradono Architects’ bamboo house mimics the shapes of nearby buildings and mountains

This house for two retired lecturers in the Indonesian city of Salatiga was designed with multiple bamboo funnels on its roof to echo the area’s mountainous topography (+ slideshow). Indonesian studio Budi Pradono Architects designed the house for a retired couple and their extended family in Salatiga, a small city on the island of Java. The […]

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Nestlé Waters’ Beirut office is top heavy to allow space for trucks to pass by

The top two floors of this office for Nestlé Waters in Beirut projects out by 15 metres to create a clear route below for trucks to access the warehouse next door (+ slideshow). Beirut-based architects Bernard Mallat and Walid Zeidan collaborated to design the new headquarters for bottled water company Nestlé Waters – a division of the […]

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios designs larch-clad shelter for Roman ruins

This shelter for the remains of a Roman villa in Gloucestershire, England, is wrapped in slats of untreated larch so that it will blend peacefully into the landscape over time (+ slideshow). The 40-metre-long shelter was designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to improve preservation and provide better access to Chedworth Roman Villa, a 1,800-year-old ruin […]

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Holiday “village” for an ex-footballer comprises seven cuboids with stone walls

Stone from a local quarry was used for the cladding, paving and retaining walls of this cluster of buildings by DVA Arhitekta, built on a sprawling site in Bosnia and Herzegovina (+ slideshow). Named Country House, the building was designed by the Zagreb-based studio as a holiday complex for a former football player and his family. It comprises […]

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Bricks, doors and roof tiles recycled by Phooey Architects for Melbourne house extension

The walls of this extension to a house in Melbourne feature a mismatched pattern of bricks and roof slates, sourced when part of the original building was demolished (+ slideshow). Designed by Melbourne-based Phooey Architects, Cubo House is a new two-storey rear extension and basement for a couple with two young children. It provides more space for […]

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California home by Swatt Miers Architects faces out over San Francisco Bay

Walls of frameless glazing offer uninterrupted views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay from this 1970s California house, which has been reworked and extended by local studio Swatt Miers Architects (+ slideshow). The golden-hued Garay Residence occupies a hilltop site in Tiburon – half an hour’s drive from San Francisco – and enjoys a 270-degree view of […]

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EFFEKT’s Villa One is a low-cost home designed to suit a growing family

This timber-clad Copenhagen house was designed by local studio EFFEKT to be flexible for a growing family, but also to match the cost of the country’s cheapest kit homes (+ slideshow). Named Villa One, the building was designed by EFFEKT for a developer who owned a vacant suburban plot on the outskirts of the city. His brief […]

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Nha4 Architects adds flood-proof extension to family home in Vietnam

This Vietnam house extension cantilevers off the edge of a stone plinth, protecting the rooms inside from annual flooding (+ slideshow). Designed by local studio Nha4 Architects for a retired couple and their son, The Shelter extends an existing residence in Thái Hòa – a town in Vietnam’s Nghệ An Province where annual flood levels can reach up […]

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Ampe Trybou Architecten completes a row of houses with a crinkled roof

Ampe Trybou Architecten added a crinkled roofline to this terrace in Belgium, marking the boundaries between the five homes inside whilst also referencing the buildings that stood on the site before (+ slideshow). Located 10 kilometres away from the coast, the terrace provides social rented housing in the small Belgian village of Westkerke. Ampe Trybou Architecten used a limited […]

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Photo-luminescent stripes allow Ibiza’s Can Misses Hospital to glow by night

Luis Vidal + Architects has added stripes of photo-luminescent paint to the facades of Ibiza’s only public hospital, so it faintly glows after dark (+ slideshow). Can Misses Hospital was refurbished and extended by Madrid-based Luis Vidal + Architects to provide new patient wings and medical facilities, as well as clearer circulation routes throughout the sprawling […]

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Jules Ladoumègue Sports Centre features a facade of moving glass shutters

A layer of glass louvres wraps this Paris sports centre by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, forming a semi-transparent facade that controls the amount of light, heat and ventilation entering the building (+ slideshow). The Jules Ladoumègue Sports Centre provides new fitness facilities for the Parisian suburb of Pantin, which borders a ring road surrounding the city. Dietmar Feichtinger […]

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Beachfront facilities building by Link Architectes nestles against a hillside near Saint-Étienne

This beachside cafe and toilet block on the banks of the Loire River near Saint-Étienne, France, was designed by French studio Link Architectes to look like it emerges from a hillside (+ slideshow). The Saint-Victor-sur-Loire Leisure and Services Centre is located beside a popular beach outside the city, close to to an inland port on the Loire River. It provides […]

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Tube-shaped school canteen built from prefabricated modules

This school canteen in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo was prefabricated in a workshop five kilometres from the site so that it could be built within the client’s tight 90-day deadline (+ slideshow). Guillén Lafuerza Dining Hall was designed by Spanish architect Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo for a primary school in Oviedo, which needed […]

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172M2 House by JMY Architects maintains privacy with a blank facade and a secluded garden

The front of this family home in South Korea comprises three blank white blocks, designed to shield views from the house opposite, while the rear is glazed to open it out to a protected garden and balcony (+ slideshow). 172M2 House was designed by JMY Architects for a couple in the South Korean city of Gyeongju, who wanted more space to raise […]

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Chequered brickwork brings unity to a Cambridge housing community by Proctor and Matthews

Patterned brickwork reveals the entrances to all homes in this development near Cambridge, England, designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects to bring a sense of continuity to the large site (+ slideshow). Abode at Great Kneighton is a new development of 306 homes just outside Cambridge, ranging from studio apartments to five-bedroom houses. Although the buildings features […]

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Biagioni Pecorari adds brick water tower to remodelled house in Argentina

A brick water tower now stands at the entrance to this 1980s bungalow in Santa Fe, Argentina, which has been remodelled and extended by local firm Biagioni Pecorari Arquitectos (+ slideshow). Named House in El Pinar, the building is the home of a couple, one of whom has two children who visit on weekends. They asked Biagioni […]

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House in the Netherlands upgraded with a dark grey cladding of timber panels and tiles

WillemsenU Architecten has remodelled a 1960s house near Eindhoven, adding a new dark cladding to the exterior and reorganising the rooms inside (+ slideshow) Located on the outskirts of a village, the two-storey house had previously been renovated by Dutch designer Piet Boon. But Eindhoven-based WillemsenU Architecten was asked to remodel and extend it, to create a better study […]

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Aketuri Architektai pairs a timber facade with a concrete canopy for House in Vilnius

A concrete canopy with circular rooflights has been suspended from the back wall of this house in Lithuania, contrasting with the building’s timber exterior. Named House in Vilnius, the residence was designed by local studio Aketuri Architektai for a couple with two children, who had travelled widely but wanted to create a base for the family in the […]

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La Canaleta School by 2260mm features a facade of colourful louvres

Yellow and orange louvres add stripes of colour to the utilitarian facade of this school in Spain, but also allow teachers and pupils to adjust levels of shade and ventilation (+ slideshow). Barcelona studio 2260mm – whose portfolio includes a farmhouse renovation and an overhaul of an early 20th century Barcelona home – designed La Canaleta School for a site […]

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Tapered office building in Seoul avoids overshadowing its neighbours

This office block for a cosmetics company in South Korea’s capital was designed by architect Dongjin Kim as a cone-shaped volume, to ensure surrounding buildings still get adequate daylight and privacy. Kim and his studio L’EAU Design Company tapered the office block on two sides to comply with local regulations, which dictated the scale of the building, […]

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Glass and steel pavilion by Matthew Woodward cantilevers over a natural dam

This glass, steel and sandstone pavilion near Sydney protrudes over the edge of a natural dam to create a closer connection with its surroundings (+ slideshow). The pavilion was designed by Australian architect Matthew Woodward for his family’s 32-hectare estate in Somersby, one hour north of Sydney. Named Wirra Willa Pavilion, it takes its name from the […]

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Reiach and Hall adds walled gardens to Maggie’s Centre Lanarkshire

A perforated brick wall encloses a series of internal courtyards and gardens at the latest Maggie’s Centre for cancer care, designed by Edinburgh office Reiach and Hall Architects (+ slideshow). The design for Maggie’s Centre Lanarkshire by Reiach and Hall Architects seeks to reinstate a sense of boundary and tranquillity to the edge of a […]

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Assorted windows and diagonal cladding feature on renovated home by NU Architectuuratelier

A mixture of simple windows and double-height glazing bring light and views into the back of this Belgian house, which NU Architectuuratelier has converted from flats into a family home (+ slideshow). Kessel-Lo House in Leuven, Belgium, was designed by NU architectuuratelier for a family with two children who originally wanted to extend the former apartment […]

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Taíde House was built over the granite walls of a family’s original residence

This Portuguese house has been completely transformed by architects Rui Vieira Oliveira and Vasco Manuel Fernandes, with a new structure that rests on top of the original home’s granite walls (+ slideshow). Taíde House involved the renovation and extension of a 74 year-old house in the northern Portuguese village of Taíde for a family with […]

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Garden studio by Serge Schoemaker has a dark, rough exterior and a light-filled interior

Dutch office Serge Schoemaker Architects meticulously arranged different-sized sections of plywood that “fit together seamlessly like a jigsaw puzzle” across the interior of this angular garden studio. Bussum Garden Studio was designed by Serge Schoemaker Architects as a home office for a Dutch family with two children, which also includes storage for bikes and garden […]

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Massimo Galeotti adds modern timber infill to the corner of an old Italian villa

Italian studio Massimo Galeotti Architetto has filled in the empty corner of a house in Treviso with a timber-clad extension to provide space for a new music room (+ slideshow). Located in in Treviso’s historic Fiera neighbourhood, Casa Fiera was renovated by Massimo Galeotti Architetto for a man and his family who has previously lived next […]

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Perforated brick walls filter light into Matthew Gribben’s Five Courts House

The brick exterior of this Sydney house by Matthew Gribben Architecture belies its light-filled interior, which features five secluded courtyards arranged around the perimeter (+ slideshow). Five Courts House was designed by Matthew Gribben Architecture for an older professional couple who wanted space to entertain guests and family, and light-filled areas to pursue their passion for […]

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Villa MM’s timber-grille facade echoes the proportions of surrounding trees

Double-height lengths of unevenly spaced timber have been added to the side of this Swiss house by Feliz Architects, alluding to the shapes of nearby trees and screening the interiors from harsh sunlight (+ slideshow). Swiss studio Feliz Architects designed Villa MM for a couple on a site surrounded by vineyards and mountains in the […]

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ALA’s Kuopio City Theatre extension features a crinkled facade

Crinkled fibre-cement panels clad the facade of this theatre extension by Finnish studio ALA Architects in the city of Kuopio, complementing the concrete exterior of the original 1960s building (+ slideshow). The faceted facade of Kuopio City Theatre’s new extension was chosen by ALA to echo the white concrete panels on the original building, which the architects […]

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Kjellgren Kaminsky clads Öijared Hotel in timber strips from the nearby forest

Strips of timber from the surrounding forest cover the exterior of this hotel in Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, so that it reflects its rural setting (+ slideshow). Öijared Hotel was designed by Swedish firm Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture to provide accommodation for guests at Öijared Golf Club near Gothenburg, and is built next to a 1988 clubhouse by […]

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Hotel Shabby Shabby’s 22 pop-up guest rooms included a recycled riverside cabin

This cabin made from scaffolding is one of 22 temporary hotel rooms that popped up around Mannheim, Germany, as part of the Hotel Shabby Shabby event for the city’s Theater der Welt festival (+ slideshow). The Hedonist was designed by Portuguese architects Nuno Pimenta, Frederico Tavares de Pinho and Miguel C Tavares for the Hotel […]

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House for a pianist by David Sheppard Architects features fluted outer walls

Curves have been scooped out of the sides of this house for a pianist in Exeter, England, creating a rhythmic series of expanded and contracted spaces that frame the garden (+ slideshow). Designed by Devon-based David Sheppard Architects, Chimes is the one-bedroom home of a woman whose main request was space for her two pianos. Related […]

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70F Architecture completes a pair of matching homes for a brother and sister

Dutch studio 70F Architecture has created a pair of matching – but not identical – houses in Almere, featuring large windows that bring light into the circulation spaces rather than the living rooms (+ slideshow). Named Home 2.0, the project comprises two family houses built close to each other in the newly developed city of Almere, next […]

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