Courtyard House By Kouichi Kimura

Metal-clad walls form a horseshoe shape around a courtyard in Japanese architect Kouichi Kimura’s ‘Courtyard House’ in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture.
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Sunyata Hotel By Zhaoyang Architects

Challenged with particularly difficult and specific building regulations, Chinese architecture firm Zhaoyang Architects has designed this hotel in the historic town of Dali Old Town so that guests can enjoy bright and scenic views from the inside out.

Not Vital’s Bataan Chapel

Situated in a remote town just 50 kilometers west of Manilla, Swiss artist Not Vital has completed a chapel that expertly blends the lines between art and architecture.
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Matharoo Associates Designs A Modern Ruin

This great hulking house located in the Indian city of Ahmedabad was designed by Indian architecture firm Matharoo Associates. It is formed of giant local grey stones piled together like a Jenga tower.
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David Chipperfield Designs Ssense’s Flagship Store

British architecture practice David Chipperfield has renovated a 19th-century building in Montreal, creating an avant-garde concept fashion store that is to be the first physical store for Ssense, the leading e-commerce platform which stocks luxury bra…

Headland House By Atelier Andy Carson

Standing at the top of a hill overlooking the coastline in New South Wales, Australia, is ‘Headland House’, a great hulking mass of extraordinary cantilevered rooms designed by Sydney-based firm Atelier Andy Carson.
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A Tangled Residential Complex: Akihisa Hirata’s Tree-Ness House

Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata has designed the ‘Tree-Ness House’, a multi-story complex that replicates the structure of a tree — creating an organic layering system that refutes traditional layered architecture.
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White Box House By Ayutt And Associates Design

Among a string of mundane looking houses on a residential street in Bangkok, ‘White Box House’ by Ayutt and Associates Design stands out as a modern, minimally designed new family home.
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Casa Carrara By Mário Martins Atelier

Portuguese architecture firm Mário Martins Atelier’s latest venture is ‘Casa Carrara’, a white stone house framed by a 30-meter long terrace overlooking the Atlantic ocean.
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Bloco Arquitetos Renovates A House In Brasília

Attempting to reverse some of the adverse effects created by dense housing in the Plano Piloto blueprint of Brasília, local architecture firm Bloco Arquitetos built an all-white sloping home complete with a small front garden.
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Free As A Bird: Tropical Space Designs A Chicken’s House

Tasked with providing an elderly couple with a playground for both their grandchildren and their pet birds, Vietnamese practice Tropical Space created a giant steel-wired chicken coop named ‘Chicken’s House’ in My Hanh Nam.
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Le Cabanon, A Secluded Vacation Home

Framed views of overhead skies and the local dazzling beaches make this family holiday home designed by Tuscan-based firm Rick Joy Architects, a thing of Providenciales beauty.
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Pedevilla Architects Completes A Cooking Showroom At Bad Schörgau

Italian studio Pedevilla Architects has completed a brand new cooking academy showroom for Bad Schörgau, a hotel in northeast Italy.
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A Retreat Designed To Disappear Into Its Surroundings

Reflective solar paneled glass ensures that this prefabricated, zero-waste house ‘Disappear Retreat’ by Coulson blends with its surroundings and provides extensive views onto the landscape.
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1413 House By Harquitectes Mimics A Stone Wall

Recycled stone and glass form the walls of the ‘1413 House’ in Spain, designed by award-winning Spanish architecture firm Harquitectes.
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The House On Ancaster Creek By Williamson Williamson

In a bid to re-establish close relationships between family generations, Toronto-based architecture and design studio Williamson Williamson has created ‘The House on Ancaster Creek’ in Ontario, Canada.
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The Soaring Rock By Spasm Design

A colossal four-ton, six-meter long rock soars over the swimming pool of ‘The Soaring Rock’, a house in Maharashtra, designed by Indian architecture practice Spasm Design.
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Yin And Yang Inform The Design Of Tianjin University Gallery

Yin and Yang, the Chinese belief that opposing forces are actually inextricably connected, was the starting point for Tianjin University Gallery, designed by Chinese studio Zhanghua Architects.
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Creek House By Faulkner Architects

Creek House, designed by Faulkner Architects balances precariously over boulders in Lake Tahoe, California.
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Narch Designs A Semi-Transparent Home In Catalonia

Spanish studio Narch has designed ‘Calders House’, a semi-transparent house lined with bay windows for a family in a small village in Catalonia.
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Tropical Space Designs Long An House, A Home That Breathes

Vietnamese studio Tropical Space has completed the ‘Long An House’, an open plan home with a central courtyard in response to the humid climate in Mỹ Hạnh Nam, Vietnam.
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Manhwaricano House By Rieuldorang Atelier

Rieuldorang Atelier, the South Korean firm responsible for ‘Manhwaricano House’, saw the project as an opportunity to make “the ordinary” extraordinary, by creating a house-shaped hole in its middle.
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Papagayo House By Ariel Valenzuela And Diego Ledesma

Architects Ariel Valenzuela and Diego Ledesma have refurbished the ‘Papagayo House’, a single-story home located in Monterrey, Mexico. The interior of ‘Papagayo House’ was originally very dark and closed, so the main task for the architects was to introduce more light and ventilation to the space. Situated in one of the warmest cities in Mexico, […]

Panorama By Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

The swimming pool inside ‘Panorama’ — a house designed by Brazilian studio Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados — is a giant human aquarium that is the highlight of the home.
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The Window House By Formzero

The commitment of architect Lee Cherng Yih, of Malaysian firm Formzero, to providing the tenants of ‘Window House’ with a connection to nature makes this home a geometric playground.
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Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin Chapel

The late artist Ellsworth Kelly’s first and last work of architecture, the Austin Chapel, has been completed by the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas.
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10 homes organised around scenic ponds or lakes

This week’s selection of popular homes from our Pinterest boards frame views across water – from a gabled house in Malaysia overlooking a koi pond to an Oregon home that can only be accessed by a bridge. House at the Pond, Austria, by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten This house, designed by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten, balances on

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10 contemporary buildings that are pretty in pink

This week, we’ve picked some of the most sublime pink buildings from our Pinterest boards – from a millennial-pink office tower in London to a Portuguese winery covered in blush-coloured mortar. Fleischmann House, US, by Productura Mexican firm Productura updated this retro pink bungalow in California with a steel-framed extension. The dark, two-storey unit starkly

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Mirrored panels and stripy tiles cover walls of Spanish school by ABLM Arquitectos

Spanish studio ABLM Arquitectos used mirrored panels to create an “almost invisible” upper floor for this school in the city of Salamanca, but the lower storey covered in stripes of brightly coloured tiling. The locally based architects designed the 2,600-square-metre building for a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city in north-west Spain, which is transforming into an

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Eight design responses to a turbulent political climate

The past year has seen more and more designers responding to shifts in the political landscape, from the Brexit vote to the election of Donald Trump. Ahead of our Good Design for a Bad World talk series, here’s a look at eight designs used as tools for change. Good Design for a Bad World takes place as part of

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Our latest Pinterest board features impressive universities

We’ve created a new Pinterest board featuring university buildings of all shapes and sizes, from Thomas Heatherwick’s parsnip-shaped towers in Singapore to Wingårdhs’ leaning auditorium in Stockholm. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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10 buildings with windows that steal the limelight

Hidden openings, oversized portholes and apertures shaped like houses feature in this week’s roundup of popular images from Pinterest, which showcases buildings that use windows as decoration. The Guild, Indonesia, by RAW Architecture Huge circular and semi-circular windows link this home and workspace by Indonesian architect Realrich Sjarief with its courtyard garden. One of them incorporates

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