Michael Jantzen’s imaginary Chapel For New Mexico is open to all religions

US artist and designer Michael Jantzen has envisioned a non-denominational chapel in New Mexico, featuring a series of gabled frames that stretch up to the sky to represent its “openness to all”. The conceptual Chapel For New Mexico is imagined for a location near the US state’s capital city Sante Fe, which the designer describes

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Bernheimer Architecture creates “highly textural but quiet” Atlantic Beach Residence

A gabled wooden volume sits atop a brick garage at the front of this bayside home on New York’s Long Beach Island, by Brooklyn studio Bernheimer Architecture. The waterfront Atlantic Beach Residence is located on a barrier island in Nassau County – one of several slithers of land that run along the southern edge of

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Vatican’s Venice Biennale pavilion made using bespoke shingles by Alpi

Dezeen promotion: Alpi produced 9,000 custom shingles from environmentally and socially responsible wood for MAP Studio’s pavilion as part of the Vatican City’s Venice Biennale debut. The Holy See commissioned architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel of MAP Studio to design the pavilion, which is the cornerstone of it’s entry to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Set

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Minimalist art and horse stables influence rural Gauthier Residence by Atelier Barda

Massive brick walls and simple geometric forms define this home in a Canadian forest by Montreal-based studio Atelier Barda, which overlooks the client’s horse stables. The home is located near Mont Tremblant, a popular holiday location known for its natural landscapes. The clients own a horse farm on the remote site, and wanted to add

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Kientruc O completes kindergarten made from a cluster of gabled blocks

Architecture studio Kientruc O has designed a kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh City, which is made up of a stack of gabled brick blocks and features a curving cantilevered staircase leading to a roof garden. In 2015, the firm headed up by architect Đàm Vũ converted an old townhouse in the Vietnamese capital’s District 1

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Edmonds + Lee overhauls slender Victorian home in San Francisco

California studio Edmonds + Lee has refurbished and expanded a gabled-roof dwelling in San Francisco, transforming rooms into light-filled spaces with wood flooring and minimalist decor. Encompassing 3,000 square feet (279 square metres), the Gable House occupies a long, narrow parcel in the city’s Noe Valley neighbourhood. The residence, built in 1908, is owned by

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Timber shed gives retired couple room to paint, garden and have friends to stay

Jon Danielsen Aarhus has designed a gabled shed to accommodate the hobbies of a recently retired couple in Lillehammer, Norway. The Oslo-based architect created spaces for the clients to paint, sculpt, practice botany, store their cross-country skis, and have family and friends over to stay. Barn House replaces an existing run-down outbuilding in the grounds of the couple’s

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Gabled tombs sit within serene courtyards at Italian cemetery

Mirco Simonato Architetto has added white-walled courtyards and simple gabled tombs to a cemetery in Megliadino San Vitale, northern Italy. The local architecture studio was employed by the council to discretely redesign the burial ground to create a place for quiet contemplation. As part of the brief the architects changed the layout of the cemetery, which sits surrounded

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Low-cost micro home is made from timber and scavenged materials

Invisible Studio built this mobile micro home at its woodland studio near the English city of Bath for a cost of just £20,000 thanks to the use of salvaged materials and locally grown timber.  The UK architecture office built the 40-square-metre gabled structure called Trailer out of unseasoned timber sourced the woodland surrounding its studio, as well as materials

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Renée del Gaudio creates pair of rustic cabins for rocky perch in Colorado

American studio Renée del Gaudio Architecture has created a nature retreat for a remote site with spectacular views, composed of two buildings clad in cedar and topped with gabled roofs. Located near the rural town of Fairplay, Colorado, the project called Big Cabin Little Cabin is set on a rocky perch at 10,000-foot elevation. The

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MB Architecture covers Hamptons farmhouse in charred cypress inside and out

New York-based MB Architecture has clad a gabled concrete house and matching garage in the Hamptons in pale timber to give the simple volumes a rustic look. House in Amagansett is a two-storey residence surrounded by grassy areas and trees, in the hamlet of the same name on Long Island’s south shore. The home is

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White cedar covers gabled lake house in Canada by YH2

Canadian firm YH2 has completed a contemporary cabin beside a lake in Quebec, with pale cedar cladding running up the exterior walls and over its gabled roof. The home is aptly titled Window on the Lake after a glazed wall that fills the gabled end of a double-height living room. This great room looks out

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Asymmetric house clad in blackened pine stands in a Polish forest

Architect Grzegorz Layer has used lengths of blackened wood to clad the asymmetric gables of this house, which is located near the pine-forested shores of Lake Gowidliński in northern Poland. With most of the site covered by trees, the Polish architect decided to cover the building’s compact frame in blackened boards, a traditional regional building material that complements the

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Deceptively industrial facade conceals bright contemporary home in Japan

This house in Japan’s Tokushima prefecture appears as a nondescript industrial unit from the road, but inside architecture practice CAPD has hidden a bright, high-ceilinged family home. The Japanese studio designed the 137-square-metre residence to run almost the full length of the plot, with the gabled roof interrupted to create a courtyard and first floor balcony.

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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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Gabled kiosks by Atelier Urban Face tilt away from Mount Royal’s slope

These kiosks on Montreal’s namesake peak lean away from the hillside at different angles to look as if they’re being blown over by the wind. The trio of Mount Royal Kiosks is situated close to Beaver Lake, an artificial pond within the Mount Royal Park – inaugurated in 1876 and designed by landscape architect Frederick

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Skapa updates prefabricated Norwegian seafront house with glazed walls

Oslo-based architecture office Skapa has transformed a tired villa near the Norwegian capital into a contemporary home featuring full-height glazed walls that open up to views of the surrounding trees and seascape. Villa Bergheimveien is situated on the Snarøya peninsula in the inner Oslofjord. The owners wanted to update their property on the waterfront site

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Apio Arquitectos creates gabled holiday house overlooking Chilean lake

Chilean studio Apio Arquitectos has used wooden barns as a reference for this nature retreat, with pitched roofs and facades wrapped in grey metal and pine. The House in Lake Calafquen is located in southern Chile’s Los Ríos Region. Dotted with lakes, the rural area features low ridges, where “elements appear like isolated modules in

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Hus Nilsson is a Swedish summer house with living spaces connected to a sea-facing terrace

A painted-brick fireplace separates areas for living and dining at this summer house designed by London-based architect Tina Bergman for a plot facing out towards the sea on Sweden’s east coast. Hus Nilsson is located on the Norrfjärden bay in the northern Swedish archipelago, and occupies a sloping site between the forest and the Baltic

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Go Logic creates gable-roofed home for oceanfront site in Massachusetts

This family dwelling that American studio Go Logic designed for a dense waterfront neighbourhood features a green roof, two-toned cladding and a distinctive silhouette. The Quincy Bay Residence is located on an east-facing, oceanfront lot in Quincy, a densely populated town located just south of Boston. Creating a home that responded to the local historical

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Geometric forms and embossed details recall historic predecessors at Spanish psychiatric facility

Vaillo+Irigaray Architects has modernised a 19th-century psychiatric centre in the Spanish city of Pamplona by adding a series of structures with gabled profiles that reference the forms of the existing buildings. The project represents the first stage of a masterplan by local studio Vaillo+Irigaray Architects to redevelop the healthcare facility, which occupies a large site with

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Penda inserts house-shaped opening into facade of hotel in Beijing’s XinXian Hutong

A gabled opening that references the forms of traditional hutong houses marks the entrance to this hotel in Beijing by architecture studio Penda. The XinXian Inn Hotel is located in the Dongcheng District of central Beijing, where there are many traditional courtyard houses that are now hidden behind modern commercial developments. Penda, which has offices

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Jean Verville overhauls A-frame cottage in the Quebec forest

Canadian architect Jean Verville has shrunk the floor area within this compact black cabin, in a bid to create a more spacious atmosphere. The project, titled Aframe Rehab by Subtraction, is located on a forested site in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, a small village in the Laurentian Mountains. Envisioned as a nature retreat for an urban family, the project

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Vector Architects converts sugar mill into Alila Yangshuo hotel

Vector Architects has transformed a disused sugar mill in China’s mountainous Yangshuo County into a resort hotel featuring a group of gabled masonry structures designed to complement the existing industrial architecture. Alila Yangshuo hotel is situated in a col between two of the karst mountains that makes this area in the Guangxi region a popular

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Gabled blocks overlook a koi pond at Fabian Tan’s Knikno House in Malaysia

A pair of perpendicular gabled structures with contrasting concrete and white-painted surfaces face onto a rear garden and pond at this house in the Malaysian city of Petaling Jaya by local architect Fabian Tan. Tan’s Kuala Lumpur-based studio designed the semi-detached Kninko House for a young family on a plot in the former satellite city

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Rural Office for Architecture adds row of red gabled sheds to rural Welsh property

Rural Office for Architecture used locally available materials and a single russet hue to ensure this cluster of service buildings and a rear extension to a smallholding in mid Wales fit in with their agrarian setting. The owners of Aeron Parc are a family of vegetable growers who purchased a site containing a Victorian house and

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Filipe Saraiva’s self-designed home is based on a child’s drawing

Portuguese architect Filipe Saraiva chose black concrete panels for the walls of his family home, which is designed to look like a child’s interpretation of a house. Built on a rectangle of land that slopes southwards down to the street, the house is surrounded by farmland and overlooks the Castle of Ourém. The difference in height between

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Appareil Architecture’s black metal cabin hides in a Quebec forest

Deep in the woods of Quebec, Canadian firm Appareil Architecture has built a black house with a matching smaller cabin, linked together with outdoor decking. Chalet Grand-Pic comprises two structures – one large and one small – both clad in corrugated steel painted shiny black, and topped with silver metal roofing. The two units are linked

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Michael Viviano designs gabled house for his parents in Houston

Architect Michael Viviano has worked with his mum and dad to create them this concrete and timber house with a gable roof in Houston, Texas. Situated on a narrow, noisy corner plot, the two-storey house measures 4,250 square feet (395 square metres). The building is constructed of custom-cut, stacked concrete bricks, with contrasting tongue-and-groove larch cladding

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Skýli mountain shelter is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions

Utopia Arkitekter has designed a tent-like shelter that could provide a cosy retreat for trekkers in the mountains. Called Skýli, which means shelter in Icelandic, the conceptual cabin is designed by Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter to withstand the extreme weather conditions of Iceland’s mountain landscape. Built from both steel and cross-laminated timber, it would sleep up to 15 mountaineers,

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Denizen Works pairs black bricks with pointy panels for Haddo Yard housing in Whitstable

Architecture studio Denizen Works references traditional fishing huts with this apartment building in the English seaside town of Whitstable, which features black brick walls and pointed ceramic details. London-based Denizen Works designed Haddo Yard for a site directly opposite the Kentish town’s train station. As a result, the three-storey building is designed to have a strong presence

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Chris Collaris Architects completes black wooden cottage with exaggerated roof

Dutch architect Chris Collaris has built a house in Amsterdam that is clad entirely in blackened timber, featuring an asymmetric gabled roof that extends out to form a sheltered entrance. House MM is situated in the former industrial area of Amsterdam Noord, on a site that was previously occupied by an “old and decayed” brick house

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Huge glazed gable frames sea view at Vaughn McQuarrie’s Anzac Bay House

Architect Vaughn McQuarrie has completed a house on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island that features fully glazed gable ends, and a helical staircase connecting an open-plan ground floor with mezzanines above. McQuarrie based the design of Anzac Bay House on the simple gabled form of a traditional boatshed, which is appropriate to its setting next to

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Works Progress Architecture tops Portland apartment building with zigzagging roof

US firm Works Progress Architecture has created a residential building in Portland with gabled roofs, which help it stand out from the conventional boxy structures that are emerging in the Oregon city. Langano Apartments is situated within the Buckman neighbourhood, known for its tree-lined streets, restored bungalows, artisan shops and trendy restaurants. The 30-unit building is situated on a

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Maka Arkitektur completes contemporary Swedish courtyard house

A gabled wall provides the entrance to this holiday home in a Swedish coastal village, which also features rooms arranged around a garden and cherry tree. Summerhouse Bjäre was designed by Gothenburg studio Maka Arkitektur for a village at the tip of the Bjäre peninsula on Sweden’s west coast. The architects’ aim was to create a stripped-back

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Gabled home in Austin by Dick Clark + Associates references surrounding properties

Texas architecture firm Dick Clarke + Associates has completed a home in the state’s capital Austin, modifying a half-built spec house to suit the new owners’ needs. The Palma Plaza Spec residence is located in the Clarksville neighbourhood, west of the city’s downtown area. The surrounding homes are mostly pre-war bungalows built in the American

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Gable wall conceals double-height atrium in Austin home by Design Hound

Austin studio Design Hound has completed a local home with light-toned facades, designed to help to create a “soft transition” into the residence’s bright interior. The Laurelwood House sits in a residential neighbourhood outside downtown Austin, Texas. A low-slung garage abuts a gabled, rectangular house, creating a long facade that reduces sight lines into the

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Alma-nac slots angular openings into timber-clad gables of House in the Woods

Triangular windows are set beneath the pitched roofs of this house in England’s South Downs National Park, which London studio Alma-nac designed to sit discreetly in its wooded setting. Alma-nac was asked to design the house for a plot within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the county of Hampshire, where it replaces a bungalow

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Maas Architecten merges a thatched cottage with a glass greenhouse

A gabled greenhouse appears to slide out from beneath the thatched roof of this villa, completed by Maas Architecten in the Dutch countryside. The property was designed by Lochem-based Maas Architecten for a site on the edge of the town of Berlicum in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It was designed to combine regional forms

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Diamond, scalloped and brick-shaped shingles cover Melbourne house by Austin Maynard Architects

Slate shingles are arranged in various patterns across the outer walls of the house-shaped blocks that make up this multigenerational residence in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. The slate patterns give each of the blocks its own identity, helping to fragment the scale of the 350-square-metre property known as Charles House. Wanting to differentiate the home from Kew’s newly

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Bernardo Bader perches larch-clad home over concrete plinth in Austrian mountains

This timber-clad residence by Bernardo Bader Architects appears to be raised on stilts above chunky concrete foundations in the mountainous Vorarlberg region of Austria. Haus am Stürcherwald sits at 1,000 metres above sea-level in the village of Laterns, and was designed to resemble the Walser farmhouses that populate the area. Many of these traditional multi-storey and often wooden houses feature

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Cross-shaped house by Elliott Architects is adapted to sloping woodland setting

Elliott Architects has completed a family home in Northumberland made up of two intersecting volumes clad in opposing materials of slate, cedar and brick to represent different elements of its forest setting. The Dell was designed by local practice Elliott Architects in response to the uneven terrain of the site, which is located near the market town of Hexham in northern England. The pair

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ADR places small white fruit distillery among 19th-century farm buildings in Bohemia

Architecture studio ADR has added this gabled fruit distillery to a farm in the Czech Republic, featuring white-painted brick walls, small square windows and a black spiral staircase. The architects added the detached distillery to the outbuildings of the farm located near an apple orchard in Jarvonice – a village in South Bohemia – creating a partially enclosed

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Delordinaire raises High House above snowy Quebec countryside to protect an outdoor lounge

Stilts elevate this small winter cabin by Delordinaire above a snow-laden slope in Quebec, sheltering beneath its base an outdoor living space with a warming stove. Panels of white concrete and corrugated metal clad the external surfaces to create a crisp gabled outline, but inside the wooden substructure is left exposed to create warm-toned living spaces. Ample windows in

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Adam Kane adds gabled artist’s studio and gallery to Australian home

Architect Adam Kane has added a garage and painting studio to a house in the Australian state of Victoria, which features pitched corrugated-metal roofs, cement walls and pared-back interiors. Local architect Adam Kane placed the studio at right angles to the residence to orient it towards indirect southern light, while the garage is placed opposite. The arrangement of the Blackwood Studio creates a courtyard in

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Three blackened-wood huts cantilever from mountain restaurant by Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak

A trio of glass-fronted gables project from this mountain restaurant that architects Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak have designed for skiers in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Italian architects Pichler and Mikolajcak designed the Oberholz Mountain Hut restaurant for the Oberholz ski resort. Set on a small mound, it has its own direct connection to the ski slope. Located at 2000 metres in

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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple elevates cedar-clad cabin in Nova Scotia on concrete plinths

Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has completed a coastal dwelling that features wooden shingles, gabled roofs, and concrete fins that elevate the home off the ground to protect it from tidal surges. The Point House is located in Upper Kingsburg, a remote coastal town in Nova Scotia that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The area, known for

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Gabled extension improves connection between Melbourne house and its mature garden

Inbetween Architecture’s founder John Liu added this gabled extension to his home in suburban Melbourne, creating a new entrance that leads straight through to a garden at the rear. Liu’s firm designed the extension to accommodate a new master suite and a secure entrance at the 1970s property, which is set in the city’s Doncaster neighbourhood. In

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Self-built Austin home by Sean Guess is clad in hide-like cement panels

Cement-fibre panels that appear to have the same texture as an elephant’s skin clad the exterior of this home that architect Sean Guess built for himself in Austin, Texas. The texture gives the home its name, Elephant House. Local architect Guess was immediately attracted to the material for its simplicity, durability and ease of installation.

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Moxon adds red metal and larch extension to farmhouse in Scottish Highlands

London studio Moxon has restored an old granite farmhouse in the Scottish Highlands, and added a larch and metal extension with a matching gabled profile. The 18th-century farmhouse, named Coldrach, is located in the Cairngorms National Park in northeast Scotland. It was derelict prior to the renovation works. Moxon’s gabled extension echoes the form and proportions of the farmhouse, but

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Slovenian holiday home by Prima features glass, larch and aluminium walls

A pair of gabled blocks nestle into a snow-covered slope in a Slovenian ski resort to form this holiday home by Ljubljana studio Prima. Architects Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger designed the 180-square-metre holiday home for spot on the outskirts Kranjska Gora, an Alpine resort around an hour’s drive from the capital. To fit the residence to the sloping terrain,

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Bernardo Bader Architekten models larch-clad community centre on Austrian farmhouses

This timber-clad community centre by Bernardo Bader Architects is set at the heart of a village in rural Austria, and designed to reference the surrounding gabled farmhouses. The Dornbirn-based architects designed the community centre for the village of Steinberg am Rofan, which is nestled among the mountains in the state of Tyrol. Echoing the neighbouring timber-clad properties around the village square, the community hall takes on a traditional gabled

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Herzog & de Meuron completes gabled Feltrinelli Porta Volta building in Milan

A grid of glazing covers the long, gabled form of this Milan building designed by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron to host a research centre and offices. The Feltrinelli Porta Volta building occupies a plot of land in the city’s Porta Volta district – named after a gate in the 16th-century walls that once surrounded the city. Its elongated and pointed volume is carved up

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CEBRA completes Danish school with jagged roofs and stripy green walls

Vibrant green stripes and angular roofs add character to the exterior of this school that architecture firm CEBRA has completed in Aabybro, Denmark (+ slideshow). Aarhus-based CEBRA designed the Aabybro School for the Jammerbugt Municipality, which is located near Aalborg at the very top of the Jutland peninsula. The architects gave the school a roof with multiple gables to match More

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Wooden stables completed by Pook on the edge of a Finnish forest

This wooden stables on the edge of a Finnish forest features an asymmetric gabled roof which covers stalls for the horses and a lowered barn containing manure (+ slideshow). Stable Kekkapää is situated in the countryside north of the city of Espoo. The building was designed by local architecture studio Pook to complement the area’s More

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Chen + Suchart extends historic Arizona home with metal-clad gabled addition

US firm Chen + Suchart Studio has renovated and expanded a 1930s dwelling in Phoenix, Arizona, adding a metal-clad volume with a window wall and a pointy roof (+ slideshow). Called the Escobar Renovation, the project entailed updating and enlarging an existing home in the city’s downtown area. The dwelling is situated in a 1930s-era neighbourhood known as More

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Architecture Building Culture adds housing units to postnatal recovery centre in Portland

Portland studio Architecture Building Culture has created a gabled structure to accommodate more residents at a local communal home for new mothers (+ slideshow). The new building houses two compact studios for Laura’s Place, a transitional housing facility for patients discharged from the Letty Owings Center – which provides health services to pre- and postnatal More

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Björn Förstberg’s house for his mother features pointed roofs and reflective walls

A pair of gabled buildings clad in corrugated aluminium make up this house Linköping, Sweden, designed by architect Björn Förstberg for his mother (+ slideshow). Björn Förstberg, co-founder of Malmö-based studio Förstberg Ling, was asked by his mother – a librarian and a weaver – for a small but airy home, with a studio space and a generous amount of More

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Lloyd Architects builds community-oriented farmhouse in Utah

US firm Lloyd Architects has completed a new barn in Utah for a family that has been farming the same land since the 1800s (+ slideshow). The building is located on a three-acre (1.21-hectare) estate in the community of Pleasant Grove. It was passed down within the same family from the time it was first More

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Blackened timber house by Bernardo Bader Architekten stands on the edge of a stream

This tall, gabled house by Bernardo Bader Architekten is covered in lengths of blackened timber and stands on the edge of a small stream in Lochau, Austria (+ slideshow). Deep windows in the facades are framed with lighter toned wood and directed to give occupants views of the stream, but also to a nearby lake More

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Case Ornsby completes cedar-clad house in Christchurch divided up by courtyards

House-shaped blocks and courtyards make up this cedar-clad residence in Christchurch, New Zealand, which architect Case Ornsby designed to replace another destroyed in the 2011 earthquake (+ slideshow). Christchurch House was designed by the Sydney-based architect to replace a similar property that – like many buildings in the city – was left wrecked after the earthquake. The property features More

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Rhode Island coastal retreat by Roger Ferris comprises multiple gabled forms

This holiday home in Rhode Island by US studio Roger Ferris + Partners consists of a cluster of gable-roofed volumes, influenced by vernacular architecture in rural New England (+ slideshow). The Ocean House is located on a coastal site in the quaint town of Little Compton. Totalling 5,500 square feet (511 square meters), the residence More

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Renée del Gaudio builds Colorado home on land devastated by forest fire

A devastating forest fire cleared the land that this weathering steel-clad house by Colorado architect Renée del Gaudio was built on (+ slideshow). The property – known as Sunshine Canyon House – is located near the city of Boulder on a 4.5-acre (1.82 hectares) site. Previously, the area was densely wooded, but the landscape was More

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Atelier Tom Vanhee adds pair of gabled extensions to brick farmhouse in Belgium

Belgian studio Atelier Tom Vanhee has added two offset gabled volumes onto the side of an existing brick structure near the village of Aartrijke to turn it into a modern home (+ slideshow). The former farmhouse, which previously contained a home and a barn in a single brick building, is located in an agricultural area to the More

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House H by Teemu Hirvilammi features a black exterior and pale wood interior

Architect Teemu Hirvilammi has completed a wooden house for his own family in the Finnish city of Lahti, featuring dark external walls and a contrasting interior of pale spruce wood (+ slideshow). Called House H, the building house has a traditional gabled form. It is completely covered with vertical painted battens, which are stained to give the building its dark More

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Lake cabin by Sini Kamppari features slatted timber walls and a projecting terrace

This small wooden cabin by London-based architect Sini Kamppari perches among trees on a granite ridge, offering views of a lake in southeast Finland (+ slideshow). Kamppari designed the 56-square-metre holiday home for a retired engineer. Named Cabin K, it is located in a secluded spot near the town of Varkaus. The cabin provides additional living space for an existing house and More

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Sayama Forest Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura is covered with hand-bent aluminium shingles

A+Awards: next up in our series on winning projects from Architizer’s 2016 A+Awards is a small chapel by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura, which features extreme gables and a roof covered in 21,000 aluminium shingles (+ slideshow). Nakamura and his Tokyo studio NAP created the Sayama Forest Chapel for a site at the edge of a forest, which forms More

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STPMJ completes rural cabin with a swivelled roof in South Korea

From one side this wooden house in South Korea looks like a typical gabled cabin, but from the other side its roof appears to be misaligned (+ slideshow). Shear House is designed by STPMJ, a studio with offices in New York and Seoul. It provides a home for a family in a rural village in Yecheon County. STPMJ architects Seung More

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Nick Waldman creates a “studio in the trees” on a holiday island in Massachusetts

Designer Nick Waldman has completed a cedar-clad residence and studio for a graphic novelist in Martha’s Vineyard – an island just south of Cape Cod that is a popular destination for affluent summer vacationers. Called the Tree House, the studio building is located in the village of West Tisbury, known for its woods and farmland. More

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