Benni Allan gives his old school a facelift for just £1,000

Architect Benni Allan has used colourfully painted panels to create an all-new facade for his former school in Alicante, Spain, on a very meagre budget. The London-based Estudio B founder sourced corrugated bitumen panels and painted them in varying shades of red and pink, to create a new exterior for the 30-year-old prefabricated building where the

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JBAD repurposes shipping container as MicroTower parking attendant booth

This bright red tower in Columbus, Ohio, is constructed from a shipping container turned vertically and serves as a booth for a parking attendant. Designed by local firm Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design (JBAD), the 40-foot-tall (12-metre) tower is intended to act as a landmark for an overlooked part of the city’s downtown area. “This

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Felipe Assadi’s bright red Casa La Roja nestles in the Chilean mountains

Chilean studio Felipe Assadi Arquitectos has completed a remote dwelling with a vivid scarlet exterior that contrasts with its lush, green surroundings. Casa La Roja, or The Red House, is located in San José de Maipo commune in Chile, near the border with Argentina. Homes sprinkled throughout the mountainous zone are afforded a high level

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Extrastudio transforms Portuguese winery into house covered with rough red mortar

Lisbon-based practice Extrastudio has converted a winery in southern Portugal into a family home by covering its walls with red-pigmented mortar, introducing light wells and adding a black-bottomed swimming pool. The former winery was built by the client’s grandparents in the 20th century. After inheriting the building, they tasked Extrastudio to create a family residence on the site located in Azeitao,

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Marlon Blackwell creates Arkansas paediatric clinic with vivid red facade

American firm Marlon Blackwell Architects has created a bright red medical facility for children that is meant to stand apart from its bland, suburban-style neighbours. The Harvey Pediatric Clinic is located on the main commercial corridor in Rogers, a town in northwest Arkansas that is dominated by suburban development. The medical building’s irregular shape and

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Red pyramidal rooms form Henning Stummel’s London home

A cluster of red metal-clad volumes are arranged around a secluded courtyard at Henning Stummel’s self-designed home in west London. The Tin House is squeezed onto a plot surrounded and overlooked by traditional terraced houses in Shepherd’s Bush. It was designed by Henning Stummel as a new home for his family, with a studio for his practice located

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Wavy red ribbons form Lucky Knot bridge by NEXT Architects

NEXT Architects has completed an undulating red footbridge in Changsha, China, that offers pedestrians a variety of different routes across the Dragon King Harbour River. Beijing and Amsterdam studio NEXT Architects designed the Lucky Knot bridge for Changsha’s Meixi Lake district – a 6.5 million-square-metre development masterplanned by Kohn Pedersen Fox for the southwest of the city. At 185 metres long

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MAATworks references Scandinavian architecture with wooden townhouse in Amsterdam

Panels of cross-laminated pine form an angular staircase at the heart of this Amsterdam townhouse by MAATworks, which features a bright red facade. Local studio MAATworks designed the five-storey house to slot into a thin plot in the IJburg district of the Dutch city. The architects were asked by their clients to reference the wooden residences typically found in Scandinavia. They

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Red Barn by Roger Ferris and Partners provides an artist’s retreat in Connecticut

New York-based firm Roger Ferris + Partners has built an artist’s studio and residence clad with bright red siding on a Connecticut estate (+ slideshow). The barn-shaped building near the coast was designed as a retreat for an artist based nearby. The structure’s geometry is reminiscent of vernacular rural New England architecture, but the studio contrasted More

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Pedevilla Architects creates rose-hued fire station for an Alpine village

Italian studio Pedevilla Architects has used red pigmented concrete to give an Alpine fire station in South Tyrol a muted yet distinctive colouring (+ slideshow). The building’s pigmented concrete shell is intended as a twist on the fire station’s traditional blazing red colouring, and a spiralling staircase replaces the customary fireman’s pole. “All surfaces have been realised with pigmented More

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PHAB Architects transforms 1920s packing shed into a contemporary art gallery

Australian studio PHAB Architects has converted a former condensed-milk packing shed into an art gallery and workshop, without losing the building’s industrial character and materiality (+ slideshow). Melbourne-based PHAB Architects restored and extended a 100-year-old building in Toogoolawah, South East Queensland, providing the local community with a contemporary art gallery, plus a sculpture garden and workshop. Called the Somerset Regional Art More

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Pre-rusted steel church by Vicens + Ramos features an “explosion” of windows

Several windows splay from one end of this weathering steel church, designed by Vicens + Ramos as the centrepiece for a growing residential community near Madrid (+ slideshow). The Madrid-based studio was commissioned to create the Church of Santa Monica for the quickly ballooning population of Rivas-Vaciamadrid, a new residential development just 10 miles from the centre of the Spanish capital. The church has a linear More

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GG-loop transforms Italian house with red and glittery faceted facade

A faceted red surface creates geometric patterns across the exterior of this house in southern Italy that architect Giacomo Garziano has renovated for his parents (+ slideshow). The building has been Garziano’s parents’ home for 40 years. It also accommodates the Italian office of art collective Elephants and Volcanoes. The main house was built in the 1950s by the architect’s grandfather, and was extended More

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Faceted red metal creates sculptural facade for music centre by Périphériques

Triangular facets of perforated red metal frame the entrance to this cultural centre, completed by Paris studio Périphériques for a town in north-west France (+ slideshow). The partially see-through panels give an angular form to Espace Culturel de La Hague, a new 2,500-square-metre centre for music, dance and theatre in Beaumont-Hague, located on the Cotentin Peninsula. According to Périphériques More

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Waechter Architecture updates century-old Portland house with a bright red facade

A small late-Victorian dwelling in Portland, Oregon, has been transformed into a modern home with a monochrome red steel and wood exterior (+ slideshow). The two-storey, 2,200-square-foot (204 square metres) house retains the basic shape of its original design, but its overall form has been simplified. Waechter Architecture’s goal for the renovation was to create a “modern sculpture,” […]

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Pitágoras Arquitectos adds red timber wing to stone farmhouse in rural Portugal

This red-painted timber-clad extension was added to the rear of an old stone farmhouse in Portugal, framing a new courtyard at the centre of the family home (+ slideshow). Portuguese studio Pitágoras Arquitectos designed the extension as part of its renovation works to an old stone farmhouse with a terracotta tiled roof called Quinta da Laje. Related story: FCC Arquitectura slots family home within stone walls of […]
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Aisaka Architects adds red basket-weave facade to Tokyo office block

Ribbons of red aluminium create a woven texture across the facade of this office block completed by Japanese studio Aisaka Architects in Tokyo (+ slideshow). Located on one of the main thoroughfares to Yoyogi National Stadium, the four-storey building Keiun Building sits between a railway line and a fire station, creating a row of ground-level shops with three […]
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Bright red mirrors clad Jean Nouvel’s addition to a French wine-making estate

Jean Nouvel’s studio has extended a winery in south-west France, but instead of matching the traditional stone and timber architecture, the new structure is clad with vivid red metal (+ slideshow). The building creates a new wine cellar for the Château La Dominique winery in the Saint-Émilion region – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes […]
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Supermachine Studio adds labyrinthine staircase to seaside park in Thailand

This concrete tower of interconnecting red staircases was designed by Thai firm Supermachine Studio for an elevated game of hide and seek (+ slideshow).  The Labyrinth was designed by Bangkok-based Supermachine Studio for a spot on the edge of a park near Bang Saen Beach, a coastal resort 60 miles east of the Thai capital. Related story: Mecanoo designs a pavilion with a […]
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