RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 shortlist announced

A studio for photographer Juergen Teller, a new wing at the British Museum and a revived seaside pier are among the projects shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed six projects vying for the 2017 edition of the RIBA Stirling Prize, which is awarded annually to the building that

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10 home interiors from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards that contain house-shaped hideaways

This week’s roundup from Pinterest focuses on homes that feature smaller houses inside them, from a simple sleeping cube inside a Toronto loft to an entire wooden home hidden within an imposing black metallic box. Melbourne apartment, Australia, by BoardGrove Architects A cooker and fridge create the shapes of doors and windows for the house-shaped block inside this minimal kitchen. Australian firm

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Five finalists revealed for Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

Five projects are in the running for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017, including a London housing scheme by Alison Brooks and a church building in Ribe by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects that shelters 12th-century ruins. The three other shortlisted buildings are: an Amsterdam housing block by Dutch studios NL Architects and XVW Architectuur, a Warsaw

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40 European architecture projects shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

Finland’s first high-rise wooden apartment building and OMA’s Fondazione Prada art centre are among 40 projects shortlisted for the European Union’s 2017 architecture prize, the Mies van der Rohe Award. The biennial award – named after German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – is the most prestigious accolade in European architecture. It is awarded to the best

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Seven buildings that feature walls of polycarbonate plastic

With its ability to improve a building’s thermal efficiency and maximise natural light, polycarbonate plastic is becoming increasingly popular in architecture. We’ve rounded up seven of the best examples. Municipal Sports Hall, Spain, by BCQ Translucent plastic panels with a colourful pixellated backdrop form the walls of this sports hall in Girona, creating a visually lightweight addition with an ethereal

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Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2016

Next up in our 2016 review, reporter Eleanor Gibson selects 10 of the most unusual and impressive staircases from the past year, from a gravity-defying look-out tower to a cavernous concrete well and a minimalist flight of folded metal steps. Vlooyberg Tower by Close to Bone This weathering steel staircase appears to defy gravity by cantilevering off a hilltop in Flanders.

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Diagonal beams create irregular windows for sports hall by Schemaa

A+Awards: angular polycarbonate windows create tessellating shapes across the facade of this gymnasium in France’s Champagné region, a winner at this year’s Architizer A+Awards. French architecture studio Schemaa designed the Nathalie Mauclair Multisports Hall as an extension to the Jean Rondeau gymnasium, creating larger facilities for local schools and sports clubs. The architects wanted to match the height of the

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Agathom builds artist’s cabin in dense British Columbia forest

A+Awards: next in our showcase of this year’s Architizer A+Awards winners is a wooden artist’s retreat on Vancouver Island by Toronto firm Agathom. Named Rainforest Retreat, the small property is nestled among trees on the island off the British Columbia coast. It acts as both a home and art studio for its owner, who asked

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Winners of Australian National Architecture Awards revealed

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced 32 winners of its annual architecture awards, including an observation point made from shipping containers at a Tasmanian winery and a packing shed converted into a contemporary art gallery. The winners of the 2016 National Architecture Awards were revealed at a ceremony in Sydney today. The 32 winning projects were whittled down

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Slender roof covers Apple Store Stanford by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A+Awards: a dramatically thin roof soars over the glass front of the Apple Store at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto – another of this year’s winners at the Architizer A+Awards. The store in the heart of Silicon Valley was designed by Apple favourites Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a New York-based firm that has created multiple retail

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David Chipperfield and Zaha Hadid among shortlist for inaugural RIBA International Prize

RIBA International Prize: the Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed the six projects competing to be named world’s best new building, including David Chipperfield’s Museo Jumex and Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center. Dezeen is media partner for the inaugural RIBA International Prize, which recognises buildings of any type, size and budget by any qualified architect in any country

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Seven projects worth knowing by Vincent Van Duysen

To celebrate Vincent Van Duysen being named Designer of the Year at Biennale Interieur 2016, we’ve rounded up seven standout projects from the architect and designer admired for his minimalist style. The award comes after a busy year for the Belgian, who was appointed to the role of creative director at furniture brand Molteni&C in April –

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Enormous helix-shaped ramps lead into Amsterdam car park

A pair of 30-metre spiralling ramps provide access to this multi-functional car park in Amsterdam by Dutch studio Benthem Crouwel Architects. Located at an intersection between Amsterdam’s business district and one of the city’s busiest motorways, the construction serves as the new main parking area for the RAI Convention Centre. Connecting this giant car park to

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Five BIG projects changing the face of New York City

Bjarke Ingels recently revealed that his qualifications are not recognised in the US, yet the Danish architect’s firm still has projects springing up all over New York. We’ve rounded up five set to alter the city’s neighbourhoods and skyline. Last week Ingels spoke about his struggle to become registered as an architect in New York, despite graduating

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Alt Arkkitehdit clads woodland house in Finland with sheets of rusty Corten steel

Finnish practice Alt Arkkitehdit has covered a family home in northern Finland in weathering steel panels and greying spruce planks that help it to blend into its woodland setting. The studio created the 165-square-metre Residence in Muhos for a site outside a town of the same name, in the Finnish province Oulu. By covering the walls of the house

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Zhang Ke slots work and play spaces into Beijing’s ancient hutong courtyards

Through a series of renovations and new insertions, Chinese architect Zhang Ke has transformed some of Beijing’s ageing hutongs into hubs of activity. Zhang Ke and his studio ZAO/standardarchitecture embarked on the Micro Hutong Renewal project to highlight the potential in these hutong neighbourhoods – which are largely unique to the Chinese capital, but are gradually being demolished. The aim is

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Doughnut-shaped television studio in Beijing is enclosed in a latticed shell

Wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin, this ring-shaped building by architecture studio BIAD UFO provides the new headquarters for Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television (+ slideshow). Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Un-Forbidden office – BIAD UFO for short – designed the Phoenix International Media Center for a plot on the corner of Chaoyang Park in the Chinese city. Two More

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Davidson Rafailidis tops studios for artist and ceramicist with three angular roofs

A+Awards: a trio of mono-pitched roofs shelter this set of studios designed for a painter and ceramicist couple, which was one of the winners at this year’s Architizer A+Awards (+ slideshow). Buffalo, New York-based architecture studio Davidson Rafailidis created He, She & It for a couple who wanted to work alongside each other but each needed More

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Brown ceramic shingles cover Nomade Architectes’ village-inspired nursery near Paris

Earth-coloured ceramic tiles cover the roofs and walls of this nursery located on the outskirts of Paris, which is designed by French studio Nomade Architectes to look like a cluster of buildings (+ slideshow). The ceramic tiles overlap like shingles to cover the individual gabled buildings that make up Maison de la Petite Enfance. The nursery is located 35 kilometres More

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An introduction to Lisbon Triennale Début Award winner Umwelt

Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016: Chilean studio Umwelt has been awarded the Début Award for early career architects at the Lisbon Triennale. To celebrate, we take a look back at the projects to come out of the studio so far (+ slideshow). Ignacio Garcia Partarrieu (1984) and Arturo Scheidegger (1983) set up Santiago-based Umwelt in 2011. They were awarded the More

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Visual Arts Building by Steven Holl opens at the University of Iowa

American firm Steven Holl Architects has completed an Iowa art school that consists of irregularly stacked concrete volumes sheathed in weathering zinc and stainless steel. The Visual Arts Building is located on the university’s campus in Iowa City. It replaces a 1936 building that was heavily damaged by flooding in June of 2008. It sits adjacent More

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Floating wooden pavilion designed by students to deal with forest flooding in Estonia

Estonian interior architecture students designed this floating timber pavilion to provide a shelter, sauna and campfire for visitors to the Soomaa National Park wetlands during flooding (+ slideshow). The students from the Estonian Academy of Arts collaborated with Tallinn-based architecture firm b210 to design and build the floating structure named Veetee, which translates as waterway. They created it during More

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See-through “ceramic curtain” creates green camouflage for Barcelona house by PMMT

A chequerboard screen of glazed ceramic tiles in various green hues wraps this house in Barcelona, helping it blend in with the surrounding gardens (+ slideshow). TR House was designed by local architecture office PMMT for a site in the grounds of an existing historic property, which previously belonged to the Indian consulate in Barcelona but More

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Kerstin Thompson adds intimate underground tasting room to Australian winery

A doorway discreetly set into a circular stone wall leads into this moody subterranean wine cellar that architect Kerstin Thompson has created at Australia’s TarraWarra vineyard (+ slideshow). The Cellar Door is located on the Tarrawarra Estate – a vineyard covering 400 acres of farmland in the Yarra Valley, around an hour east of Melbourne. Melbourne More

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Filmmaker’s first architectural project is modernism-influenced Miami villa

Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes has completed his first built project: a tropical-modernist mansion in Miami that is currently among the city’s most expensive residential properties (+ slideshow). The 20,000-square-foot (1,858-square-metre) Casa Bahia estate on the shore of Miami’s Biscayne Bay includes seven bedrooms distributed across three storeys. Completed in late 2015, the luxury property is currently More

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Graffiti-covered Les Magasins Généraux warehouse in Paris transformed into BETC offices

Advertising agency BETC has taken a huge derelict flour and grain warehouse on the banks of the Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris and transformed it into offices boasting a large roof garden and plant-filled courtyards (+ slideshow). The 20,000-square-metre Les Magasins Généraux building in Pantin had become a favourite site of local graffiti artists before BETC bought it and More

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Waterfront home near Seattle is lifted on bridge-like structural supports

Design-and-construction firm First Lamp Architects has raised this family home near Seattle above a nearby body of water, drawing references from bridge structures (+ slideshow). The two-bedroom dwelling, dubbed Herron Island Cabin, is a compact structure designed to feel “physically disconnected from the site and metaphorically connected to the nature around the cabin”. The structure More

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Chicago’s century-old Navy Pier revitalised by James Corner Field Operations and nArchitects

Kiosks with stainless steel canopies and a towering glass and chrome sculpture are among the recent enhancements made to Chicago’s Navy Pier, one of the largest public piers in the world (+ slideshow). Called Pierscape, the project was designed by James Corner Field Operations, the landscape studio behind Manhattan’s High Line, with architectural elements by More

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FXFOWLE reveals Statue of Liberty Museum for New York’s iconic landmark

Architecture firm FXFOWLE has unveiled plans for a new museum beside the Statue of Liberty, featuring a green roof and viewing platform overlooking New York harbour (+ slideshow). The 26,000-square-foot building on Liberty Island will provide information and exhibits for visitors, after access to the current museum inside the statue was restricted following the 9/11 More

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Derelict shed converted by Sue Architekten into writer’s studio and playroom

Sue Architekten has converted a 1930s outhouse near Vienna into a writing studio, guest room and playhouse, accessed via a trapdoor (+ slideshow). The Viennese studio refurbished the black timber shed for a family living in a recently renovated house in the Vienna Woods, near the town of Eichgraben. The ground floor of the 30-square-metre shed is used to store More

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Timber-clad Gamla Villan by Mer Architects offers views of Finnish meadow and sea

A grand window offers views of the woodland and sea in this house in Hanko, Finland, designed by Mer Architects as a contemporary update of the town’s historic villas (+ slideshow). Helsinki-based Mer Architects was asked by the client to create a modern house that references the style of the surrounding villas, while also making the most of More

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ZGF wraps Arizona medical facility in layer of creased metal panels

American firm ZGF Architects has completed a cancer centre in downtown Phoenix with a faceted, copper-coloured screen that evokes the scaly skin of a desert reptile (+ slideshow). The University of Arizona Cancer Center is located on a 28-acre (11 hectares) medical and bioscience campus in the city’s urban core. It is the first clinical facility More

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Caruso St John wins Stirling Prize 2016 for Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Caruso St John Architects has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 with the “highly accomplished and expertly detailed” London gallery it designed for British artist Damien Hirst (+ slideshow). Described by judges as a beautifully curated collection of buildings, Newport Street Gallery in south London is the 21st winner of the prestigious prize, awarded for the biggest contribution to British More

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Five of the best houses in Wyoming on Dezeen

A house with a climbing wall up one side and a home wrapped around a giant boulder both feature in this Wyoming-focused edition of our series about residential architecture from different US states (+ slideshow). Boulder Retreat by Carney Logan Burke Wyoming architecture firm Carney Logan Burke designed this home on a rugged mountainside, which wraps around a giant boulder. More

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Wilkinson Eyre inserts contemporary details into Giles Gilbert Scott’s Oxford University library

Wilkinson Eyre created a dramatic lightwell and a rooftop reading room for its revamp of a Giles Gilbert Scott-designed library at the University of Oxford – one of the six projects vying for the Stirling Prize later today (+ slideshow). London-based Wilkinson Eyre was asked to open up the interior of the 1940s-built Bodleian Library – now renamed as Weston Library – which More

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Amanda Levete’s undulating MAAT museum opens on Lisbon waterfront

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A has opened to the public, coinciding with the start of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (+ slideshow). A photo posted by Américo Leitão (@americo.leitao) on Oct 4, 2016 at 1:45pm PDT Called MAAT for short, the contemporary art museum opened to the press on 2 October 2016 More

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Abramson Teiger builds steel-clad residence in a Wyoming meadow

US studio Abramson Teiger has created a rural Wyoming home that consists of low-lying volumes made of glass, concrete and weathering steel (+ slideshow). The Wyoming Residence is located near Jackson, a quaint town in the west of the state that is ringed by mountains. Encompassing 7,000 square feet (650 square metres), the single-storey house More

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Shoreham Beach House by ABIR Architects features gabion walls filled with beach pebbles

ABIR Architects used pebbles found on the beach to create the layered facade of this house in the English seaside town of Shoreham – which featured in last night’s episode of UK television show Homes By The Sea. East Sussex-based ABIR Architects designed the Shoreham Beach House for owners Adas and Catherine Nicholson, who moved to the town More

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London’s Natural History Museum set for major extension by Niall McLaughlin Architects

The Natural History Museum in London has won planning permission for a major upgrade of its entrance areas, designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects and landscape firm Kim Wilkie (+ slideshow). The plan by the two London-based firms will add a series of new features to the museum’s main approach spaces, including a subterranean cloister, a wildlife garden and More

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Blee Halligan Architects updates north London house with lantern-like extension

Blee Halligan Architects has renovated and extended a house on Highgate Hill in north London, using black gridded glazing and pale brickwork to frame views into the back garden (+ slideshow). The 100-square-metre extension was designed by the London studio to provide a new open-plan kitchen and dining room for a large family living in a four-storey Victorian terrace. More

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Züst Gübeli Gambetti adds staircase-shaped building to ETH Zurich university campus

Swiss studio Züst Gübeli Gambetti has completed a long, narrow building that steps up a grassy hillside, to provide extra teaching space at an ETH Zurich university campus (+ slideshow). The Zurich-based studio – which was co-founded by architects Roman Züst, Michel Gübeli and Andrea Gambetti – won a competition to design the 8,500-square-metre building. It provides extra offices and teaching space for More

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Studio Mumbai presents MPavilion 2016 built using seven kilometres of bamboo

Studio Mumbai founder Bijoy Jain has unveiled his completed MPavilion in Melbourne – a square structure built from bamboo and wood, but not the cow dung originally planned (+ slideshow). The Indian architect used seven kilometres of bamboo, 50 tonnes of stone and 26 kilometres of rope to create this year’s MPavilion, an annual commission billed as Australia’s answer to More

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O’Neill Rose creates elongated wooden home in the Berkshires

A long cypress-clad volume that projects from a hillside in rural Massachusetts forms this home, designed by US studio O’Neill Rose Architects for a nature-loving couple (+ slideshow). Called Undermountain, the house is located in Sheffield, a town in the Berkshires region in western Massachusetts. A popular getaway destination for city dwellers, the picturesque area is More

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Carquero Arquitectura restores ancient Matrera Castle with contemporary elements

A+Awards: Spanish firm Carquero Arquitectura received a 2016 Architizer A+Award for this restoration of a crumbling hilltop castle near Cádiz. After standing for around 1,000 years, Matrera Castle partially collapsed following a long period of abandonment, leaving only a couple of walls remaining. Carquero Arquitectura was tasked with rebuilding the monument to reinforce the existing structure and More

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 winners announced

Iran’s largest pedestrian bridge, a pink rubberised park by BIG and Zaha Hadid’s first building in Lebanon are among the six winners of this year’s $1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture (+ slideshow). The three other winners of the triennial architecture award are a labyrinthine community centre and a perforated brick mosque, both in Bangladesh, and a library More

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Álvaro Siza Vieira uses white concrete for Nadir Afonso Foundation in northern Portugal

Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira has built a linear, white concrete art museum that runs parallel to the Tâmega river in Chaves, Portugal (+ slideshow). The €9 million (£7.75 million) Nadir Afonso Foundation is named after the painter, architect and philosopher Nadir Afonso (1920-2013), who was born in the city. Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira designed the sprawling 2,768-square-metre building using white concrete for the structure, More

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Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten converts former potato barns into loft-style homes

Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten has transformed a pair of former barns in Amsterdam into residences that combine original features with nods to their industrial past (+ slideshow). The two neighbouring buildings are located in Amsterdam Noord – an upcoming neighbourhood to the north of the IJ river. Amsterdam-based Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten was asked to create More

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São Paulo’s Galeria Millan opens new exhibition gallery with huge sliding doors

Twelve years after designing the Galeria Millan exhibition space in São Paulo, architects Sérgio Kipnis and Fernando Millan have added an annex that reveals its contents to the street. Located in a residential district of the city, Galeria Millan describes itself as one of the most important galleries in Brazil, and has hosted works from artists such More

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Tokyo house designed by Satoru Hirota Architects to offer residents maximum privacy

A multi-layered facade creates extra privacy for the residents of this Tokyo house designed by local firm Satoru Hirota Architects (+ slideshow). The site is located in one of the many densely packed neighbourhoods of the Japanese capital so, like many local residents building new homes, the clients requested a house closed off from the busy surroundings. To More

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Montana house by HUUM sits beside the Yellowstone River

Ponds fed by the Yellowstone River provide natural water features around this home by Hughes Umban Hower Architects, located on a ranch in Big Timber, Montana (+ slideshow). Watershed Lodge sits in a clearing on the 2,000-acre (809-hectare) area of land, bisected by the river that fluctuates between a trickle and a torrent depending on More

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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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Estonia’s wedge-shaped national museum opens on former Soviet airbase

A 350-metre-long glass block ramps up from the runway of a former soviet airfield near the city of Tartu to form the Estonian National Museum, which officially opens to the public today (+ slideshow). Designed by Paris architecture office Dorell Ghotmeh Tane (DGT), the museum boasts a huge slanted roof that is designed as an extension of the old runway, located More

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Ward + Blake uses salvaged wood and weathering steel to clad rustic Wyoming house

American firm Ward + Blake Architects has completed a residence and guest house in western Wyoming, which features rustic materials and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains (+ slideshow). The Safir Residence is located in Jackson, a quaint ski town that serves as a gateway to two national parks. The home rests on a flat 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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Branch Studio Architects revamps 1960s dream house in Melbourne

This 1960s house in suburban Melbourne has been overhauled by Branch Studio Architects to create a contemporary home for the original owners’ granddaughter (+ slideshow). The local firm was tasked with revamping the dream home of a pair of Jewish refugees – one a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp – who had arrived in Australia with little More

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Bourgeois Lechasseur’s V-shaped Altaïr House overlooks a Quebec forest

Canadian studio Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects has stacked two wood-and-glass volumes at opposing angles, resulting in a home designed to embrace its picturesque surroundings (+ slideshow). The Altaïr House is located in Cap-à-l’Aigle, a resort village situated along the Saint-Lawrence River in Quebec’s Charlevoix region. Its name refers to the brightest star in the Aquila constellation, called The Flying More

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First photographs revealed of Amanda Levete’s MAAT museum in Lisbon

Photos have been released of the undulating, tile-covered Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A, ahead of its opening in Lisbon next week (+ slideshow). The MAAT is set to open 5 October 2016 – coinciding with the start of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The building is the first phase of a new contemporary art gallery designed More

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Aluminium louvres cover curving walls of house and cafe in South Korea

Slanted slats of aluminium cover the irregular, curving form of this house and cafe in Gyeonggi Province designed by South Korean architecture practice AND (+ slideshow). The Seoul-based architects, whose name stands for Architecture of Novel Differentiation, named the project Louverwall after its distinctive cladding. The louvres cover a glazed wall that faces out onto the street in the city More

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“Living legend” Paulo Mendes da Rocha to receive 2017 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Breaking news: Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal for architecture, after winning both the Praemium Imperiale prize and the Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion this year. Described by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as Brazil’s most celebrated living architect, Mendes da Rocha, 87, will More

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Toyo Ito’s Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan nears completion

These new photographs reveal the cavernous form of an opera house by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, which is taking shape in the Taiwanese city Taichung (+ slideshow). Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Toyo Ito is expected to open later this year. These shots taken by Lucas K Doolan, a New Zealand photographer currently working in Taiwan, were taken during a More

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Bestor Architecture uses “stealth density” at Blackbirds housing in Los Angeles

Multiple residences are combined into single house-shaped volumes at this development by Bestor Architecture in the Echo Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Called Blackbirds, the residential development is a cluster of small-lot houses in the Los Angeles hills, on a parcel measuring 0.82 acres (3,318 square metres). The development consists of nine, various-shaped buildings that contain 18 More

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Five of the best houses in New York State on Dezeen

Next in our series of roundups presenting houses from different US states, it’s New York’s turn. The Empire State’s top rural residences include a Hamptons home shaded with strips of canvas and a secluded writer’s retreat (+ slideshow). Pound Ridge House by KieranTimberlake US firm KieranTimberlake nestled this home into a rocky outcrop, with mirrored cladding More

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10 inflatable buildings designed to blow you away

There was a time when inflatable pavilions were all the rage, but now architects are creating blow-up buildings for all kinds of uses. Here are 10 of the most inventive examples, including a mobile concert hall, a black PVC nightclub and a field of giant mushrooms. Shelter, Switzerland, by Bureau A Swiss studio Bureau A created this inflatable black PVC More

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Mirrored viewing platform by Natura Futura is disguised against the Ecuadorean landscape

Projecting over a hillside in the Ecuadorean countryside, this small mirrored viewpoint was designed by Natura Futura Arquitectura as a rest stop for hikers (+slideshow). The Los Rios-based studio positioned The Invisible Portal on a trail that runs between Guaranda and Babahoyo in the Andes mountains. The 13-square-metre structure is made from wood but covered in mirrored panels that reflect the mist-filled valley More

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s nature centre in Pittsburgh “blends with the surrounding woods”

The thin columns and wood cladding that front this educational facility in a Pittsburgh park are designed to help the building fit in with its woodland setting (+ slideshow). Designed by American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the Frick Environmental Center is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serves as a gateway to Frick Park – a More

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Macro Sea turns abandoned Brooklyn warehouse into New Lab co-working space

New York developer Macro Sea has turned a warehouse at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a workspace for tech entrepreneurs, using the building’s “cathedral-like” steel trusswork to inform new elements (+ slideshow). New Lab is located in Building 128 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard – a former shipbuilding complex between the Dumbo and Williamsburg neighbourhoods that More

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Zaha Hadid’s Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre nears completion

These new photographs reveal a vast cultural complex by Zaha Hadid Architects, which is reaching its final stages of construction in the Chinese city Nanjing (+ slideshow). Singaporean photographer Khoo Guo Jie visited the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre ahead of its completion later this year. The 465,000-square-metre complex was designed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) for the riverfront of Hexi New Town More

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Wesley Walls embeds multi-level home into forested Arkansas hillside

American architect Wesley Walls has created a home for his family in central Arkansas that is composed of stacked boxes clad in stone, metal and glass (+ slideshow). Called Two Rivers Point, the multi-level house sits on a steep slope and overlooks a river valley near Little Rock, the state’s capital. Encompassing 3,700 square feet (344 More

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Brick “pixel patchwork” envelops Residenza Le Stelle housing by Buzzi Studio Di Architettura

A+Awards: brickwork assembled by robots forms wavy facades across these apartment blocks in Switzerland – the latest project in our series about winners from this year’s Architizer A+Awards (+slideshow). Designed by Buzzi Studio Di Architettura, Residenza Le Stelle comprises a set of three six-storey buildings in Locarno, each featuring a brick cladding system described by the studio More

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Studio MAKS builds cuboidal concrete house filled with space-saving solutions

Dutch office Studio MAKS has built a compact concrete house in an old industrial area of Deventer, the Netherlands, for a young couple on a tight budget (+ slideshow). Deventer House is situated on a plot of land surrounded by the old harbour warehouses of the inland city on the IJssel river. Here, young people have been given land to build their own More

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