Matharoo Associates Designs A Modern Ruin

This great hulking house located in the Indian city of Ahmedabad was designed by Indian architecture firm Matharoo Associates. It is formed of giant local grey stones piled together like a Jenga tower.
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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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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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Curved opening frames reflective pool in London house extension by Tonkin Liu

Rain can fall through a cut-out in the concave roof of this Clerkenwell house extension by Tonkin Liu, animating a shallow pool of water beneath. Rain can fall through a cut-out in the concave roof of this Clerkenwell house extension by Tonkin Liu, animating a shallow pool of water beneath. The extension called the Sun Rain Rooms

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Key projects by influential Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

With Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi set to deliver the Royal Academy’s annual architecture lecture this evening, here’s a look at four pivotal projects the architect built in Ahmedabad, captured by photographer Edmund Sumner. As one of India’s most influential 20th century architects, and an important collaborator of both Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, Doshi has an impressive portfolio spanning over 70 years. Through the

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RIBA North architecture centre opens on Liverpool’s Mann Island

The new Broadway Malyan-designed RIBA North has opened its doors on the Liverpool Waterfront in northern England, with an exhibition of architectural drawings of unbuilt proposals for the city.  The London-based studio created the Mann Island centre as a space for the public to discover more about architecture through an exhibitions, talks and tours programme, and it also hosts a café and

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New photographs offer a look inside a modernist theatre in Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh

Neelam Theatre, one of three cinemas built as part of Le Corbusier’s construction of Chandigarh, is revealed in these new images by British photographer Edmund Sumner. Built in the early 1950s, Neelam Theatre is located in Sector 17, the commercial district of the modernist city that was famously masterplanned by Le Corbusier in post-independence India. But the building was actually

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Edmund Sumner reveals archive photographs of Ryue Nishizawa’s seminal Moriyama House

Photographer Edmund Sumner has revealed decade-old images of one of Ryue Nishizawa’s most famous buildings, Moriyama House – a full-size model of which was recently installed inside London’s Barbican. After visiting the Barbican’s “highly impressive” exhibition The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945, which includes a full-size model of the Tokyo house, Sumner dug out his photographs from when the building was first completed

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Toyo Ito’s Museo Internacional del Barroco photographed by Edmund Sumner

These new images by British photographer Edmund Sumner show the fluted concrete structure of the Museo Internacional del Barroco in Mexico, which is designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. White concrete walls curl around a courtyard at the centre of the museum, which hosts a collection of baroque art ranging from painting and sculpture to fashion and architecture. Galleries set behind the

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Arcaid unveils architecture photograph of the year shortlist

A chapel by Peter Zumthor, marble-patterned offices by Herzog & de Meuron and a São Paulo museum by Linda Bo Bardi are among the subjects of 20 images shortlisted for architecture photograph of the year. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016 aims to highlight the expertise of specialist architectural photographers. The 20 shortlisted photographs will be exhibited

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Sameep Padora builds Buddhist Learning Centre in an Indian forest grove

Volcanic stone dust was used to build the walls of this Buddhist education and meditation centre, designed by Sameep Padora & Associates for a woodland clearing in rural India (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Sameep Padora’s architecture firm wanted to revive outdated building traditions in the construction of the Buddhist Learning Centre, also known as Jetavan, so chose More

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Edmund Sumner photographs Kenzo Tange’s “brutal classic” St Mary’s Cathedral

Swooping steel-clad walls support the cross-shaped roof window of Kenzo Tange’s 1960s St Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo, documented in these new images by architecture photographer Edmund Sumner (+ slideshow). Located in the Bunkyō district, the cathedral was designed by the Japanese architect to reference the lightness of a bird and its wings. It is one of Tange’s most famous building. Sumner, who photographed More

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Baaq completes seaside house in Mexico with an elevated pool and a thatched roof

Set back from the beach behind a row of houses, this Mexican villa has terraces and a swimming pool raised up so residents can relax outdoors with a view of the ocean (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Designed by Alfonso Quiñones of Mexico City studio Baaq, Casa Cal forms part of a cluster of eight houses near Puerto Escondido Oaxaca – a popular tourist More

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Tadao Ando’s Casa Wabi is an artist’s retreat that stretches along the Mexican coast

A 312-metre-long concrete wall provides the framework for this house and art centre designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando for a picturesque site on the Mexican seafront (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). The building provides a home for the Casa Wabi Foundation, an arts charity established by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi and directed by Patricia More

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Conran and Partners completes huge development on Tokyo’s Tama River

Terence Conran’s architecture firm has completed its redevelopment of Tokyo’s Futako-Tamagawa area, the city’s largest building project of the last decade. London-based Conran and Partners has spent 11 years working on the regeneration of the 20-hectare site on the north bank of the Tama River. It has created 400,000 square metres of homes, shops, offices and leisure facilities. Futako-Tamagawa […]

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Sameep Padora’s Lattice House is an Indian holiday home wrapped by wooden screens

The stacked horizontal volumes that make up this house in Jammu, India, are clad in vertical timber battens to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Lattice House was designed by Sameep Padora & Associates as a second home, and the client also wanted it to be possible to rent out the upper floor. The […]

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Sky Garden opens at the top of Rafael Viñoly’s Walkie Talkie

News: the viewing terraces opened today at the top of Rafael Viñoly’s so-called Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London, pictured in these exclusive images by photographer Edmund Sumner (+ slideshow). Rafael Viñoly – a Uruguayan architect based in New York – conceived the Sky Garden as a public park, crowning his 160-metre 20 Fenchurch Street tower. This feature helped the project win planning permission, […]
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