Beijing house by Atelier About Architecture features a storey for a disabled dog

The layout, colour scheme, materials and furniture of this house in Beijing have been built to cater to the needs of the owner’s disabled dog. Atelier About Architecture created Dog House for a client whose pet suffers from a congenital joint disease. The house’s basement is largely the dog’s space. It has been designed with soft flooring to be gentle on

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O-office Architects reinterprets traditional Chinese courtyard house in concrete and steel

This contemporary reinterpretation of a vernacular courtyard house in the Chinese city of Guangzhou features a sequence of living areas and bedrooms arranged around a central pond. Local studio O-office Architects designed the three-bedroom Veranda Courthouse for a site on a gently sloping south-facing hillside in a northern suburb of Guangzhou. In response to the

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Peach House is a contemporary brick-clad courtyard house in Beijing

Architect Frederic Schnee has modernised and extended a traditional house in Beijing by moving the courtyard onto the first floor so a shop can be accommodated at street level. The original building is a typical example of a self-built residence that had undergone multiple adaptations over several decades in response to the changing needs of its

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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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Modular furniture allows Shanghai home by RIGI Design to evolve with its family

A 1940s house in Shanghai has been reconfigured by RIGI Design to create a light-filled family home with a steel staircase, adaptable modular furniture and playful house-shaped elements. Studio founder Kai Liu reconfigured a home in a densely built neighbourhood to suit the needs of a young family. Called A White House, A Growing Home, the

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Rural Urban Framework builds post-disaster housing in China featuring rooftop farms

Crops are planted on the roofs of these houses in China’s Sichuan Province, which were designed by Rural Urban Framework as a possible solution for accommodating people affected by natural disasters. Jintai Village is located near Guangyuan, Sichuan Province, which was one of the areas worst affected by the devastating Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008. The area also suffered floods

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Baitasi House of the Future features moving walls controlled by a smart TV

Chinese studio Dot Architects has completed a futuristic home in a traditional Beijing hutong, featuring moveable furniture modules and an extension constructed using the WikiHouse open-source architecture platform. Dot Architects developed the Baitasi House of the Future for tech company Whaley, which focuses on smart homes and asked the studio to develop a building suited

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Vector Architects adds barrel-vaulted roof to refurbished house in Chinese port

Vector Architects has renovated a house perched on a rocky peninsula in China’s Fujian Province, adding a vaulted concrete roof that encloses a new living area with views towards the sea from either end. Captain’s House is located in the village of Beijiao at the end of Huangqi Peninsula. The geology of the peninsula’s cliffs means

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Atelier XÜK adds wedge-shaped roof extension to Spanish-style villa in Shanghai

Atelier XÜK has added a corrugated-metal attic room to this Spanish colonial-style house, which was designed in the 1920s by a Hungarian architect for a plot in Shanghai’s French quarter. The villa that local studio Atelier XÜK renovated and extended was originally designed by architect Ladislav Hudec. It is located in a part of the city known

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People’s Architecture Office uses prefabricated panels to update Beijing hutong house

People’s Architecture Office has repurposed a rundown home in one of Beijing’s historic hutong neighbourhoods, using prefabricated panels to create a contemporary and light-filled residence. The Beijing studio overhauled and extended the residence in the Changchun Jie Hutong neighbourhood using a series of white panels. The client Mrs Fan had lived in the house as a child until her parents

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ReMIX Studio’s Shunyi House extension features louvred cladding and an all-white interior

Narrowly spaced steel louvres wrap around the exterior of this extension to a house in Beijing, providing privacy and creating linear patterns of light and shadow throughout the minimal white interior (+ slideshow). Local architecture firm reMIX Studio oversaw the expansion of a villa in the northeastern district of Shunyi for a couple of screenwriters More

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Copper-covered house by Sanaksenaho Architects accompanies Holl’s Sifang Art Museum

This lagoon-side residence featuring a green copper exterior and a warm cherry-wood interior is part of a series of architect-designed houses built in the grounds of Steven Holl’s Nanjing Sifang Art Museum in China (+ slideshow). Designed by Helsinki-based Sanaksenaho Architects, Boat House forms part of the Chinese International Practical Exhibition of Architecture (CIPEA) programme […]
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