Slices of timber align to form roof of outdoor classroom near Moscow

A huge tree trunk has been sliced into sections to create the slatted roof of this outdoor classroom designed by architecture students for a school at an art park in Russia’s Kaluga region. The semi-outdoor classroom is affixed to an existing school building set within Nikola-Lenivets, an art park in a village around four hours from

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Populous updates Lord’s cricket stand with fan-shaped roof

Splayed wooden ribs support the new gauze-like roof of the Warner stand at Lord’s cricket grounds, and was designed by Populous as part of a wider overhaul of the stadium. The update of the Warner stand is the first phase of a 20-year masterplan orchestrated by Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of Lord’s, which will see extensive

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Nishizawa Architects adds movable walls to multi-family home in southern Vietnam 

Nishizawa Architects has replaced the facade and interior walls of this residence in Vietnam’s An Giang province with moveable corrugated metal panels to create a “half-outdoors” dwelling for three families. The house, which is set in the city of Chau Doc, is close to the Mekong river and raised on pilotis above flood-prone grounds. It is shared

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Paris’ most eye-catching buildings take centre stage in Sebastian Weiss’ latest photo series

The silvery skin of Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris concert hall and the cauliflower-like balconies of the Choux de Créteil tower blocks by Gérard Grandval are among the details captured by photographer Sebastian Weiss on his last trip to Paris. The photos are the second instalment from Weiss’ ongoing Dramatis Personae series, which has previously seen the architectural photographer document landmark buildings in Portugal, Denmark and

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Windowless facade obscures seaside home in Kanagawa by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Windowless concrete walls obscure the view from one side of this home designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, while glazing and a cantilevering infinity pool make the most of sea vistas from the other. The residence’s street-facing northern facade is composed of three white boxes that have no openings, with only

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Competition: win a book that showcases the homes of surfers from around the world

Dezeen is giving away three copies of Surf Shacks, a book of full-colour photography capturing surfers’ homes around the world. Compiled by surf culture blog Indoek, Surf Shacks features residences ranging from hidden rural cabins to converted vans, tropical bungalows and city apartments – putting paid to the idea that surfers reside exclusively by the coast.

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Glass box defines extension with basement pool for Victorian home in south London

British studio Guarnieri Architects has added a glazed box containing a swimming pool, hot tub and steam room to the rear of a Victorian terrace in Clapham Common, south London. A new floor excavated below the level of the main house provides space for these leisure facilities within the glazed extension, while a mezzanine above hosts a

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Moxon Architects builds humble cabin in mountainous Scottish landscape

The mountains of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park offer a dramatic backdrop for this modernist-inspired hut by firm Moxon Architects. Culardoch Shieling, which takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic word for “hut”, is located in the grounds of the client’s highland estate. It provides a space for entertaining guests that takes full advantage of its scenic surrounds. “We were asked to

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Competition: win two books that celebrate the career of Frank Lloyd Wright

Dezeen is giving three readers the chance to win a pair of books that celebrate the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Today marks 150 years since the American architect was born, and to honour the occasion publishers Lund Humphries have reissued a new edition of Wright’s 1939 book, An Organic Architecture: The

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Competition: win tickets to the Royal Academy’s 27th Annual Architecture lecture

Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Arts to give away five pairs of tickets to this year’s annual architecture lecture, which will be delivered by celebrated Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi. Apart from being one of the most influential Indian architects of the 20th century and an important collaborator of Le Corbusier, Doshi

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Gridded glazing frames garden views from NitaProw’s organic beauty shop in Bangkok

Bangkok-based practice NitaProw has used the dismantled structure of a house boat to create this window-covered shop for an organic beauty brand in a lush garden setting in the city. The transparent structure set in Bangkok’s Thonglor district acts as a shop, showroom and 25-seat cafe for the organic health and beauty brand Patom. Its gardens are also

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Competition: win a book filled with over 250 mobile architecture designs

Dezeen is giving three readers the chance to win a copy of Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move, a book profiling structures that roll, slide and even float across water. As well as tents and caravans, the publication – by author Rebecca Roke – presents modern houseboats, wearable structures and designs of the future. Sibling’s Walking

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