Kouichi Kimura’s Scape House uses a variety of windows to create a hierarchy of views

A collection of differently sized cuboids make up the volume of this family house in Shiga, Japan, designed by architect Kouichi Kimura to offer “versatile spaces” with “light and scenery” (+ slideshow). Kouichi Kimura, founder of Japanese studio FORM, developed the residence for a hilltop neighbourhood overlooking a lake, so he wanted the interiors to frame […]

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Atelier Data adds concrete volumes and internal courtyards to Algarve house

Atelier Data has extended a 1980s home in the Algarve, Portugal, with whitewashed concrete structures and fenced-in courtyards (+ slideshow). The Portugese studio added volumes to the one-storey building, named Casa Sol, intended to emphasise the shape of the existing building. Related story: Atelier Data combines wood, concrete and cork for Varatojo House facade The […]

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Drew Mandel Architects designs Moore Park Residence “to echo the rhythm of its neighbours”

Canadian studio Drew Mandel Architects designed this new Toronto house to sit sensitively among its 1920s neighbours, mimicking their shape, size and two-toned facades (+ slideshow). Moore Park Residence was designed by Drew Mandel Architects for a couple with a young child, and replaces an ailing 1920s house on the site – the first such […]

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Giant sash windows cover the back of Panovscott’s Sydney house extension

Two oversized sash-style windows have been added to the back of this two-storey extension by Sydney architects Panovscott, allowing both levels to open up completely to the garden (+ slideshow). Architects Anita Panov and Andrew Scott of Panovscott added the oversized windows to bring more light and air into their semi-detached Sydney home, which they […]

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ECDM Architectes extends Parisian apartments with wavy balconies

The curving balconies of this housing scheme by French studio ECDM Architectes create a rippling outline and provide each flat with outdoor space (+ slideshow). ECDM Architectes wanted to offer the maximum space for the economically-priced housing in the provision of wrap-around balconies. Each apartment in the scheme, named Housing, has access to a 30-metre-square […]

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Norton Ellis extends Georgian basement flat with glass and brick “outhouses”

A strip of glazing cuts through the middle of this two-storey extension to a Georgian property in west London, by Norton Ellis architects. Norton Ellis architects used the backyard of the client’s mid-terrace basement flat in Fitzrovia to accommodate two “lean-to” extensions joined by a band of glass. Related story: Architecture for London creates light-filled London […]

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Slot windows offer starry views from Swartberg House by Openstudio Architects

Small slots based on the position of constellations puncture the walls of this South African house by Openstudio Architects, bringing light in during the day and offering starry views at night (+ slideshow). Swartberg House was designed by London-based Openstudio Architects as a holiday home for a couple with a young child. Related story: High-level […]

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