Sunday Sanctuary: Case Design

  There is something to be said about simplicity when it comes to interiors and furnishing. The combination of natural materials and paired back fittings is a match made in interior  heaven. This weeks Sunday Sanctuary appeals to just that, designed by architecture firm Case Design, who are based in Mumbai. The firm work on

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Sunday Sanctuary: Tedhams

  This week I have felt the need and the desire to get back to basics. Where was my first stop… Tumblr of course. The old school mood board and source of inspiration for many years and many projects. There is a definite ease and nostalgic feeling when getting back in the groove of tumblr, I

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Atelier Ordinaire’s house in Beaune is made almost entirely from wood

French architecture studio Atelier Ordinaire has completed a prefabricated house in the Bourgogne region featuring an interior lined with knotted timber boards to complement the surrounding nature. The Strasbourg-based studio founded by architect Thomas Walter in 2014 has completed a series of energy-efficient prefabricated houses that are constructed almost entirely from timber. The property in

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Sunday Sanctuary: Beachside

If I lived in a space like the above I think I would abide by the simplest of itineraries… I would wake with streams of sunshine on my face while snuggled under fresh white linen sheets. I would proceed, every so slowly to the lounge and take advantage of the spaces use of  natural materials

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Timber-clad painting studio by Open Kaart wraps around an old brick shed

Dutch architecture studio Open Kaart has transformed an old shed in the city of Woerden into a painting studio by enveloping the existing brick structure in a larger timber shell. The Rotterdam-based practice was tasked with repurposing a simple shed after completing the renovation of the main house and its garden. The clients wanted a

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Amelia Tavella Architectes completes stone and timber school in Corsica

A combination of traditional stone walls and surfaces wrapped in pine battens help the Groupe Scolaire à Strega school in Corsica blend in with the surrounding wooded landscape. Amelia Tavella Architectes designed the school for a site in the Corsican village of Santa-Maria-Siché. Located on the edge of the village in the island’s Corse-du-Sud region, the

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Rolling wildflower roof covers Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed Scottish distillery

Undulations in the green roof of the Macallan Distillery by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners hint at the bulbous whiskey stills situated below. Cut into the hills of Speyside, the new distillery sits on the Easter Elchies estate in Scotland, which has been home to the single malt whiskey since 1824. Costing £140 million, the

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Timber volumes form live-work spaces for artist and architect in rural Japan

Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki has designed his own live-work space as a series of interlocking timber-clad buildings near Sapporo on Hokkaido island. Suzuki created his own living and working spaces, along with an office for his wife, a weekend retreat for his father, and an artist’s studio for sculptor Takenobu Igarashi. The exterior of each of the

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Butler Armsden overhauls 1970s coastal home in northern California

Updated interior finishes and a new guest house are among the modifications that US studio Butler Armsden Architects has made to a 44-year-old, wood-clad residence that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The holiday home, called Bluff Reach, is situated on a rocky site overlooking the ocean and dotted with cypress trees. The dwelling is located in

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Sliding eucalyptus wood screens wrap house on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Timber screens that can be pulled aside to provide uninterrupted views towards the ocean from this house near the Australian resort of Noosa. Local studio Teeland Architects designed Tinbeerwah House for a site in the hinterland around the resort in southern Queensland. The family home is designed to enhance the sense of connection between its

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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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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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View the best wooden architecture via our updated timber Pinterest board

Following plans for the world’s tallest timber tower in Tokyo, we’ve updated our Pinterest board dedicated to wooden buildings, which includes a French social housing project with a slatted facade, and a latticed community centre by German students. Fo…

Charles Cunniffe spruces up treehouse in Aspen with local assistance

A dilapidated treehouse in Aspen has been rebuilt using vertical wooden slats and translucent panels by local firm Charles Cunniffe Architects, with plenty of help from the community. After years of weathering and disrepair, the two-storey timber viewing platform was revamped by Charles Cunniffe Architects (CCA), after the studio offered to redesign it as part

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I-Kanda places angular cabin atop granite rock in New England

American studio I-Kanda Architects has created a prefabricated cabin in the woods of New Hampshire, to provide a family getaway surrounded by evergreens. Measuring 900 square feet (84 square metres), the one-bedroom home Cabin on a Rock was designed as a weekend residence for a couple and their two young children by Boston-based firm I-Kanda

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Sunday Sanctuary: Neutra House

  In 1959 Richard Neutra, the famed architect designed the 1,300 square foot glass house. Best known as one of modern designs architectural gems. Today the space is home to David Neto and his family, who have filled the interior with a collection of vintage designs, midcentury pieces, art and sculptures… and we only a little […]

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Tangerine: Sunday Sanctuary

  All about the off vibes as of late… Quiet, still and serene. Three words that adequately describe this beautiful space and one that I can’t seem to look away from. It may be down to the masterfully edited tangerine sofa, or the tonal colour palate, a known Oracle Fox favourite. Bravo Bravo! Kinfolk  . YellowTrace  .  Pinterest  . […]

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Outdoor hallway divides summer residence in Chile by 2DM

South American architecture firm 2DM has built a house in rural Chile, which is fully covered in timber inside and out, and passively designed to keep cool during summer. The single-storey Casa Galpon Rapel is located near Rapel Lake, a region which transforms from a sleepy getaway into a bustling tourist destination in warmer months.

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Copenhagen arena by 3XN has an undulating wooden facade that rises up above entrances

Danish firm 3XN has completed a large sporting and cultural arena in Copenhagen, featuring a glazed curtain wall wrapped in timber fins arranged to allow partial views of the interior. The 35,000-square-metre Royal Arena is situated in the Danish capital’s residential Ørestad Syd area and was designed by 3XN together with global architecture firm HKS

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Prefabricated holiday home by Nicole Lachelle and Christian Niessen is clad in charred timber

This prototype house overlooking Lake Maggiore was designed by Nicole Lachelle and Christian Niessen to demonstrate the capabilities of prefabricated wood construction, and features charred-timber facades enclosing a bright-white interior. Lachelle and Niessen are the founders of fashion label No Editions, and more recently established a studio called The Wood Creative to explore innovative ways

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Odile Guzy Architectes covers social housing scheme with wooden slats and diamond patterned roofs

French firm Odile Guzy Architectes has completed a social housing project in the city of Chalon-sur-Saône, comprising a row of terraced houses and an adjacent apartment block with timber facades that extend to form slatted solar screens. The project was undertaken by Odile Guzy Architectes for OPAC Saône & Loire, a social housing organisation that

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Villa SG21 is a monolithic blackened-wood house topped with a turfed roof

Dutch studio FillieVerhoeven Architects has completed a house near Rotterdam featuring an asymmetric gabled form clad entirely in blackened timber and incorporating large glazed openings on all sides. FillieVerhoeven Architects designed Villa SG21 for a plot situated next to a historic road that passes through an area of typical Dutch countryside between the cities of

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Recessed window creates bench between lounge and garden in Dublin house extension

A large sliding window set into the end wall of this extension to a terraced house in Dublin by Irish practice Architectural Farm is enclosed within a wooden frame that provides internal and external seating. Local studio Architectural Farm was tasked with renovating the 1920s property and adding an extension that maximises the internal layout while also improving the

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Single-room cabin by JacobsChang is set among trees in upstate New York

Manhattan studio JacobsChang designed this tiny blackened timber cabin on a shoestring budget for clients who built it in a forest in upstate New York with the help of their friends. The structure called Half-Tree House, is located in the woods in Barryville, roughly 100 kilometres north of New York City. It encompasses a single 360-square-foot

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Europe at forefront of timber construction finds CTBUH report

France, Austria and Norway are to become home to the world’s tallest wooden buildings according to a new report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which has found Europe to be leading the timber construction movement. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) conducted the study Tall Timber: A Global Audit on built, under construction

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Studio De Materia submerges private rooms of House JRv2 into sloping terrain

A timber-clad garage rests on top of partly submerged living spaces at this house in Poznań, Poland, which opens up towards the landscape on its lower level. House JRv2 is situated on the edge of the Żurawiniec parkland to the north of the city, on a site that slopes gradually down towards a boggy area.

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dRMM builds Oldham Maggie’s Centre around a courtyard with rippling glass walls

A courtyard with undulating glass walls descends from the base of the stilted wooden structure of this Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in Oldham, England, which has been designed by London studio dRMM. The studio used tulipwood to clad the structure, which at one side projects out over a stone wall. Selected for its positive connotations, the material is intended to

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Sunday Sanctuary: Perfect Order

When your email inbox is full and you can’t remember the last time you had the chance to put your feet up… Just take a moment to imagine yourself sitting at that perfect Danish designed table setting, with beams of sunshine warming your face and an empty to do list. Aaaaaah yes, if you ask […]

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A Prefab Placed In An Olive Grove

‘Retreat in Finca Aguy’ is a 115-square meter prefab designed by MAPA and constructed in a factory near Montevideo before being transported to an olive grove near Pueblo Edén.
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A Timber Facility By Invisible Studio

Located in Gloucestershire, UK, a woodland building by Invisible Studio serves as a facility for the Wolfson Tree Management Centre and was built solely from the timber sourced at the site.
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A Photographer’s Home With A Light-Filled Atrium

Architecture practice Pasel Künzel Architects created a minimal home featuring a timber-clad facade located in the city of Leiden in the Netherlands.
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Sunday Sanctuary: The Suncatcher

Just imagine waking up on a cold Sunday morning and stumbling out of your bedroom to this ray of sunshine. As far as I’m concerned, this beautiful space was made for a lazy Sunday morning… But you know me, any excuse for a pyjama party.. x Stadshem  .  Jonas Berg  .  Pinterest  .  Tumblr

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Sunday Sanctuary: Natural Appeal

This Sunday we are happy to strip things back and enjoy the raw natural appeal of this beautiful abode. There is something about  minimal styling with a slightly masculine edge makes that makes me feel right at home, in fact I may already be planning how to arrange all my clothes in that to-die-for timber closet… I am almost positive that […]

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