Office Sian completes brick and limestone community building for Phoenix Garden

An arched opening in the brick wall of this building in central London leads to a community centre lined internally with glazing that looks out onto garden hidden from the street. East-London firm Office Sian Architecture + Design designed the building for the Phoenix Garden Trust, which operates a community garden tucked away in the

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HGR Arquitectos uses orange bricks to build Mexico City apartment block

Brickwork panels alternate with gaps up the sides of this housing project in Mexico City, which local firm HGR Arquitectos has organised around a line of patios at the centre. Named after a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the Emiliano Zapata 167 apartment block is located in the sprawling city’s south-central Portales Norte neighbourhood.

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Andrew Burges’ Sydney house pairs pale brickwork with blackened wood

Pale brickwork lines the living areas of this Sydney house by local studio Andrew Burges Architects, while the bedrooms are located in blackened wood volumes on top. Andrew Burges Architects designed the two-storey Brick House for a family in the capital’s north Bondi neighbourhood. Pale clay brick walls make up the ground floor of the residence, which

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Concrete ribs cradle brickwork walls at Bloco Arquitetos’ Brasília residence

Concrete ribs extend across the brick walls of this house on the outskirts of Brasília, Brazil, which Bloco Arquitetos has designed as two pavilion-like structures linked by an outdoor path. Casa Vila Rica is located 40 kilometres away from the centre of the Brazilian capital city on a gentle slope overlooking a valley filled with native vegetation. Bloco Arquitetos designed

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Dezeen’s updated Pinterest board shows the versatility of brickwork

Our updated Pinterest board features new projects containing imaginative brickwork, from the striking red brick facade of The Center for the Jewish Life in Philadelphia to a perforated brick screen used to ventilate a Tehran housing block. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Brickwork facade modelled on “abstract menorah” fronts Jewish community centre by Natoma Architects

Stanley Saitowitz’s firm Natoma Architects has created a Hillel House for Philadelphia’s Drexel University, with a red brick facade designed to reference the branched lampstands used in Jewish homes and temples, as well as the striated garments worn during prayer. The Center for Jewish Life – also referred to as a Hillel House – is located

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Farm buildings inform design of Canadian lakeside home by Trevor Horne Architects

London-based Trevor Horne Architects has completed a waterfront house in Ontario, referencing local barn structures through expansive spaces and a zinc-clad pitched roof. The Corbourg residence is situated on the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes that define the country’s southeastern border with the United States. As the clients had previously resided on a farm, the architects sought to

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Neri&Hu’s Suzhou Chapel combines textured brick base with ethereal white cube

Perforated metal surfaces form a white “veil” around the main hall of this chapel designed by Neri&Hu for a hotel complex near the Chinese city of Suzhou. Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu’s Shanghai studio designed Suzhou Chapel for a site within the Sangha resort, which is described as “a life learning and wellness community on the shores

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Oslo psychiatric centre by Hille Melbye features planted courtyards and decorative brickwork

Patients of Hille Melbye’s psychiatric centre in Oslo are welcomed by a decorative brick building, which is surrounded by landscaped courtyards designed to act as an extension of therapy. The local studio was commissioned to design the complex to accommodate day, night, outpatient and ambulatory psychiatric services for the neighbourhoods of Oslo. It was vital that the Southern Oslo

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Inbetween Architecture transforms “terribly dated” 1970s Melbourne house to open up lake views

Inbetween Architecture has renovated and extended a dated brown-brick property in Melbourne’s Doncaster suburb to improve the quality of its living spaces and capture views of nearby Ruffey Lake. The late 20th-century house suffered from an over-compartmentalised plan that left a number of rooms redundant and others without adequate natural light. Local studio Inbetween Architecture was commissioned to

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L McComber Architects gives contemporary update to Tudor-style home in Montreal

During the renovation of this Montreal home, local firm L McComber Architects reinterpreted its mock-Tudor facades with an expansion that echoes the architectural style. The 1950s La Cardinale residence is situated in Montreal’s Ville-Saint-Laurent neighbourhood. Several old annexes without proper foundations mushroomed from the rear facade of the home. L McComber Architects opted to remove them

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Grayson Perry and Apparata team up to create A House for Artists in east London

British artist Grayson Perry is working with London-based architects Apparata on an affordable-housing scheme with integrated studios for artists in Barking, east London. A House for Artists is designed to provide relatively low-cost rental accommodation and workspace for 12 artists in the Barking town centre, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It will also provide

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Coffey Architects sets small brick home atop Victorian prison vaults in London

Reclaimed brick walls help this home of modest proportions blend with its historic context in London’s Clerkenwell, where it stands on top of a former 19th-century prison. Phil Coffey’s London-based team cleared away a caretaker’s shed on the site to create the house for architect Selim Bayer of Istanbul-based Flat C/ Architecture. It now stands directly on top

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Cross-shaped house by Elliott Architects is adapted to sloping woodland setting

Elliott Architects has completed a family home in Northumberland made up of two intersecting volumes clad in opposing materials of slate, cedar and brick to represent different elements of its forest setting. The Dell was designed by local practice Elliott Architects in response to the uneven terrain of the site, which is located near the market town of Hexham in northern England. The pair

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DRDH completes elderly home in Belgium featuring pared-back finishes and open-air courtyards

London studio DRDH Architects has built an apartment complex and social centre for elderly people in Aarschot, Belgium, featuring simple materials, communal courtyards and few bold splashes of colour. DRDH Architects worked with Belgian studio Architecten de Vylder Vinck Tallieu to design the facility for social services provider OCMW Aarschot, after jointly winning an international competition. The project consists of a

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Bronze balconies project from trio of brick housing blocks by Alison Brooks Architects

Balconies with bronze frames break up the brick exterior of these three housing blocks in northwest London by Alison Brooks Architects – a finalist for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award. Brooks’ London firm designed Ely Court to create 44 new homes as part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Masterplan – one of the largest regeneration schemes in London. The 6,509-square-metre complex

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Arqmov Workshop converts Mexico City auto shop into retail centre with patterned facade

Mexican architecture studio Arqmov Workshop has overhauled a V-shaped industrial building by adding a patterned facade, windows that angle outward and a prominent entrance on the pointy corner. Triangulo Corona is located in Naucalpan, on the outskirts of Mexico City. It is situated within an industrial area dotted with warehouses, street markets and modest homes.

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Tribe Studio builds Sydney house extension featuring “brick sunburst”

This extension to a 1930s bungalow in suburban Sydney features glass walls, protruding box windows and decorative brickwork that pays tribute to the building’s heritage. Sydney firm Tribe Studio designed the Suburban Canny extension to more than double the amount of space inside the modestly sized property, but without compromising its historic character. To achieve this, the

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NADAAA overhauls brick Virginia house with ample glazing and a plywood interior

Boston architecture firm NADAAA has remodelled a 1920s Virginia residence by extending the attic, adding large windows, and using plywood sheets to arrange the internal layout. While renovating the detached Rock Creek House property, the architects removed ornamentation from the brick facades and extended the walls upward to create a larger attic space. The north

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MVRDV wraps glass facade of Rotterdam house around a mature olive tree

Two tiers of glazing sweep around a stout olive tree in the back garden of this Rotterdam residence by MVRDV, contrasting with the almost windowless brick walls that face the street and neighbouring houses. Rotterdam-based MVRDV gave the 480-square-metre property its dual appearance to provide privacy for the occupants of Casa Kwantes, which occupies the corner plot on

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Daylight filters in through the roof and walls of Bangladeshi mosque by Marina Tabassum

A colonnade, a group of light wells and perforated brickwork allow light and air to reach the prayer hall of this mosque in Dhaka, which is one of winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016. Bait Ur Rouf Mosque was designed by local architect Marina Tabassum for a site in a densely populated neighbourhood of the

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DUA completes contemporary Dublin mews house with sunken concrete bathroom

This Dublin mews house – designed by Irish studio DUA for a young bachelor – features a sunken concrete bathtub, custom fittings, and reclaimed-brick and pine-plywood walls. Local studio DUA, which stands for Design Urbanism Architecture, inherited the project for the traditional two-storey mews house after it has already been granted planning permission – but their client wasn’t happy with the design. Instead,

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Cultural and religious complex in Iran features roof shaped like interlocking fingers

A+Awards: this community centre and mosque in Tehran by Kalout Architecture Studio, which won a 2016 Architizer A+Award, is designed to look like linking hands. The Imam Reza Cultural and Religious Complex is located in the cultural district of the Iranian capital, which has seen a recent boom in contemporary architecture thanks to the lifting

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FHHH Friends arranges flexible rooms over split levels in slender Seoul house

A skylit stairwell ascends through the split levels of this tall and narrow house in Seoul to a roof terrace with separate entrances for people and cats. Local studio FHHH Friends designed the property to replace a much smaller brick building. The difference in height between the building that previously occupied the site and its new concrete-topped replacement prompted the architects to

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Skinny Rotterdam house for two architects features black brickwork and concealed windows

Dutch architects Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman designed this skinny house in Rotterdam for themselves, incorporating hidden windows into the black brick walls and adding a large indoor hammock. The architect couple designed their three-storey SkinnyScar house to occupy a narrow gap of measuring just 3.4 metres wide and 20 metres deep between residences in an old Rotterdam neighbourhood.

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Giles Miller and Forbes Massie imagine towering monument with walls of offset bricks

Designer Giles Miller has worked with visualiser Forbes Massie to draw up designs for a huge monument with a cross-shaped plan and textured brick walls. Miller and Massie’s 14-storey Monument is designed to be completely hollow, allowing visitors to inhabit it. Working alongside structural engineers from Arup, Miller’s studio took on the conceptual project to “push our creative discipline as composers of materials to

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Red-brick boxes pop out of A-Lab’s narrow office block on Oslo’s waterfront

Meeting rooms cantilever from one side of this wedge-shaped office block in Oslo by Norwegian firm A-Lab – the final building in the city’s waterfront Barcode Project regeneration scheme.  The red brick office block named Wedge is the last of 13 buildings to be completed on the Barcode Project, which has seen the regeneration of a former docklands in the city. It accompanies A_Lab’s

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COBE and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects complete warehouse-inspired housing for Copenhagen harbour

The faceted roofline and brick surfaces of these apartment blocks by Danish firms COBE and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects take their cues from the 300-year-old warehouses on Copenhagen’s harbour. The 20,000-square-metre scheme named Krøyers Plads is divided up into three blocks that slot into gaps among old warehouses and the Royal Playhouse on the waterfront. It forms part

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Gundry & Ducker adds sooty brick and glass extension to London house

A darkened brick tower and a glass volume form this extension by Gundry & Ducker, added to the rear of a north London residence to create a kitchen and living room with garden views. London-based architects Christian Ducker and Tyeth Gundry extended the Florence Street residence for a jewellery designer, an airline pilot and their two small children. The architects wanted to reference the ad-hoc design

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Architecture for London builds one house extension in slate and another in brick

Architecture for London has created a pair of contrasting extensions for adjoining houses in east London, using pale brick for one and dark slate for the other. With the demand for contemporary house extensions continuing across the UK capital, the London-based firm designed the Tower Hamlets Tandem project for two neighbours who wanted to extend their attached properties

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Studio 1 Architects’ brick and glass extension to London house frames garden views

Studio 1 Architects has added a brick extension with a large window to the rear of this Victorian house in London, creating a light-filled seating area lined in white-washed ash slats. The local studio reconfigured and extended the ground floor of the Gladstone Road property in south-west London, aiming to create living spaces with views and access into garden. It forms

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Grey brick Amsterdam townhouse by 31/44 Architects features large rooflight and sunken living room

James Jeffries of 31/44 Architects has designed a spacious and light-filled Amsterdam townhouse for his family, faced in grey brickwork and illuminated inside by a large skylight. Architect Jeffries, who co-founded of the London- and Amsterdam- based practice with William Burges and Stephen Davies, designed the three-storey townhouse to slot into a narrow plot. The aim was to reference the

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Hermansson Hiller Lundberg adapts Adolf Loos concept for staggered brick House Juniskär in Sweden

Architecture firm Hermansson Hiller Lundberg has completed a monolithic brick house for a sloped site in Sundsvall, Sweden, featuring staggered interiors based on Adolf Loos’ Raumplan concept. Stockholm-based Hermansson Hiller Lundberg designed House Juniskär for site in the Swedish city that steps down from the higher entrance level to the lower garden at the rear. To adapt to the

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Arches puncture brick facade of Amsterdam apartment block by WE Architecten

Arched openings punctuate the brick facade of this apartment building in Amsterdam, which is co-owned by its occupants and tailored to accommodate their varying lifestyles. The Amstelloft apartments are located overlooking the river Amstel, a site granted to WE Architecten by the local municipality after seeing its proposals for a cooperative development that is entirely owned by its occupants.

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Koen van Velsen Architects uses green-grey brickwork for sports centre near Rotterdam

Koen van Velsen Architects used custom green-tinted brickwork, mirrored panels and glazed courtyards to help this sports centre on the outskirts of Rotterdam blend in with the greenery surrounding it. The Dutch firm designed the gymnasium named Sportscentre for a site where the urban environment gives way to a green belt surrounding the village of Rozenburg. The architects wanted to embed the building, which

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EFFEKT’s Thurøhus apartments feature textured brick facades and a staggered roof

Danish studio EFFEKT has completed a brick-clad apartment block in Copenhagen with a tapered profile that reflects the roof shape of an adjacent church. The Thurøhus complex is located in the Danish capital’s historic Frederiksberg neighbourhood. It was designed by EFFEKT for a former industrial plot on a tree-lined street called Thurøvej. Thurøhus’ scale and

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Vo Trong Nghia uses perforated blocks to create decorative facade for Panasonic showroom

Light filters gently through the perforated terracotta facade of this showroom for electronics company Panasonic, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. Panasonic and its distributor Nanoco asked Vo Trong Nghia’s Vietnam-based firm to create a showroom and gallery where they could exhibit their lighting products for architects and designers. Called The Lantern, the four-storey-high building occupies a 72-square-metre plot in Hanoi’s Dong Da

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Pamphilon Architects adds textured brick extension to Edwardian house in London

Protruding bricks texture the walls of this extension to an early 20th-century house in north London, which was designed by Pamphilon Architects for a fashion designer client. The east London studio added the brick extension to the rear of the terraced house in the borough of Harringay, expanding its small existing kitchen. The studio named the project Lacy Brick

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Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects transforms Belgian fort into home and guesthouse

Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects has renovated and extended a former fort in West Flanders to create a home for an estate agent and his family. The Bruges-based practice was asked to extend the 1839 farmhouse – which was once a fort – to suit the client, his wife and their two children, and to transform the barn into a bed

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Brick screens are set into framework of concrete columns and beams at Casa Grid

Bloco Arquitetos has created an extra storey for a family home in Brasília by adding a stilted concrete structure that incorporates panels of perforated brickwork. The local practice designed Casa Grid for a client who had bought a large lot containing an existing property in the Lago Sul neighbourhood of the Brazilian capital. The architects were tasked with adapting and

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Foster + Partners uses extra-long bricks for Chinese university campus

Foster + Partners has used custom-made bricks to build a campus near Shenzhen, encompassing a university, a hotel and housing, all taking in views of the South China Sea. The scheme was designed by Norman Foster’s London-based studio for Xiao Jing Wan, a coastal development to the east of Shenzhen. It includes a hotel, clubhouse, shops and housing, and

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Bricklaying robots create bulging brick facade for Shanghai arts centre

Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. The new exhibition space run by the Chi She artists collective provides space for art exhibitions, events and workshops at the heart of Shanghai’s rapidly developing West Bund neighbourhood. Archi-Union Architects, which previously completed a nearby

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Angular brick theatre by Reset Architecture sits in a woodland clearing

This theatre at a Dutch holiday camp features a pair of differently sized gables and patterned brick cladding that harmonises with the tones of its woodland site. The building forms part of the Zonnewende campground in South Holland, which provides accommodation and outdoor activities for children from nearby cities, including school camps and religious groups,

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Top-heavy block in Seoul features red brick top and concrete base

Four floors clad in slim red bricks sit above the concrete base of this office and apartment block in the South Korean city Seoul, which was designed by local firm Stocker Lee Architetti. The Nonhyun 101-1 building is located in the Gangnam district, a commercial area in the south of Seoul. Stocker Lee Architetti chose red brickwork as the primary material to help the mixed-use building to stand out

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Erbar Mattes adds pale brick extension to Edwardian house in north London

Architecture studio Erbar Mattes has added a limewashed brick and glass extension to a house in London’s Crouch End, creating a bright and spacious living area for a family of four. The London studio extended the rear of the early 20th-century mid-terrace house to increase the ground floor living space. The garden room comprises a kitchen, dining and playroom for

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Slender apartment block by Amin Taha Architects features a timber structure and wicker balconies

Wicker balconies project from the brick facade of this apartment block in north London, which was designed by Amin Taha Architects with a cross-laminated timber structure. The six-storey gabled block was designed by London-based Amin Taha Architects to slot between a pair of detached brick buildings in Barretts Grove, Stoke Newington, hosting six apartments. A slender rectilinear volume is affixed to the 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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Peter Barber creates “cosy” brick arches for London housing scheme

Peter Barber Architects has completed a row of terraced houses in London’s Stratford, featuring a monolithic brick facade punctuated by recessed arches and balconies. Worland Gardens is a group of three-storey townhouses situated on a previously vacant lot owned by the London Borough of Newham. The local council designated the site for shared-ownership properties – buildings More

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Trio of brick volumes form Highgate House by Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke has completed a north London house featuring three brick volumes and a grand window facing into woodland, as documented in these images by Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet. British studio Carmody Groarke designed Highgate House for a young family on a plot that backs onto Highgate Wood. Slightly set back from the street, the three volumes feature brick walls to complement More

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Fifteen tonnes of rubble used to build Rotterdam house by Architectuur Maken

The bricks forming the facade of this tall, skinny house in Rotterdam are made from 15 tonnes of compacted industrial waste (+ slideshow). When Dutch architects Nina Aalbers and Ferry in ‘t Veld of Architectuur Maken decided to design their own home between two existing properties in the city centre, they decided to match its brick facade to its More

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Koen van Velsen Architects creates patchwork brick walls for new bus and rail station in Holland

Koen van Velsen Architects has created a new transport hub in Dutch city Breda, featuring a huge entrance canopy and a variety of brickwork styles (+ slideshow). The vast Breda public transport terminal contains a bus and train station. It forms part of the wider urban development of the city, which is in the south of the Netherlands, More

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Perforated brick gable screens courtyard in front of compact Hanoi house

A perforated brick screen shields a verdant courtyard at the entrance to this small two-storey house in Hanoi, Vietnam, designed by local studio Nghia Architect (+ slideshow). Nghia Architect designed Maison T for a young client who returned to his home city after spending several years abroad. The property is located in the busy Hao Nam area, which is dominated More

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Delfino Lozano’s Casa G features an elevated brick games room

A brick volume containing a games room balances on steel beams that raise it above the sloping plot of this house in the Mexican city of Zapopan (+ slideshow). Designed by architect Delfino Lozano, Casa G is a holiday home that accommodates a games room and terrace alongside living areas and bedrooms. It occupies a More

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Casa Bovero by Germán Müller is a house among eucalyptus trees in rural Argentina

This simple brick house by architect Germán Müller features a series of large windows, offering generous views of the scenic setting in Santa Fe, Argentina (+ slideshow).  The Resistencia-based architect designed Casa Bovero for a literature teacher looking to downsize after her children left home. It is located in Arroyo Leyes – one of many areas on the outskirts of the city where families used to build summer More

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Tropical Space uses perforated brickwork to build riverside pottery studio in Vietnam

Vietnamese studio Tropical Space has completed a cube-shaped sculpture workshop for artist Le Duc Ha, which hides an elaborate bamboo shelving grid behind its perforated brick walls (+ slideshow). Named Terra Cotta Studio, the seven-metre-high building gives the artist a dedicated place for creating clay sculptures and pottery, as well as display spaces where he can show off his work. The site is More

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Alexander Gorlin creates colourful affordable housing for single adults in The Bronx

New York studio Alexander Gorlin Architects has completed a Bronx apartment block with small studios for low-income tenants, including those who were once homeless (+ slideshow). Called Boston Road – in reference to the street it overlooks – the residential building is located in The Bronx, one of the five boroughs in New York City. It encompasses More

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Project Orange slots mews-inspired development behind a row of west London shops

Architecture studio Project Orange has reinterpreted the traditional London mews to create a row of contemporary brick studio buildings with residences on top (+ slideshow). The Foundry Mews development replaces a dilapidated car repair workshop, creating a mix of workspaces and homes that are hidden behind a row of high-street shopfronts in west London. The biggest challenge for Project Orange was More

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House 50 50 by Celula Urbana shelters both indoor and outdoor spaces beneath its roof

Outdoor spaces are sheltered beneath the flat roof of this house in Argentina, designed by architects office Celula Urbana to take advantage of its scenic riverside setting (+ slideshow). Santa Fe-based Celula Urbana designed the compact property for a site surrounded by trees and wild shrubbery to the southwest of the city, on the banks of the Río Coronda. More

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Pale brickwork creates decorative facade for Iranian apartment building

As architecture in Iran undergoes a boom, architects Behzad Yaghmaei and Azadeh Mahmoudi have completed an apartment block in Kerman with decorative brick facades (+ slideshow). The two architects were tasked with creating the residential building in the west of the historic Iranian city, in a neighbourhood dominated by pale yellow brickwork and dark red detailing. Their response was to reinterpret More

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Gabinete de Arquitectura presents latticed brick arch as model for low-cost construction

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Golden Lion-winner Solano Benítez presents a brick and timber arch at the Venice Biennale as an example of how cheap materials and intensive labour could “transform scarcity into abundance”. Benítez’s Paraguay-based studio Gabinete de Arquitectura created the installation in the Central Pavilion of the Giardini, to show how readily available materials and unskilled workman could provide a solution More

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals more photos of new Vitra Design Museum gallery

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has released a full set of images of the Vitra Schaudepot – a new gallery for the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (+ slideshow). Opening this week, the gabled brick building presents the first permanent exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum’s vast collection, which includes More

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Matt Fajkus completes urban Austin home with retractable glass walls

Texas firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has completed a family home in Austin that features rooms with sliding glass walls, enabling the spaces to be fully opened to the outdoors (+ slideshow). Called the Main Stay House, the dwelling is located on a slender urban lot in Austin’s Bouldin Creek neighbourhood. Encompassing 3,271 square feet (304 square metres), More

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Balconies and full-storey windows added to villa in a former Dutch museum

Architects Paul de Ruiter and Chris Collaris have transformed a former private museum in Rotterdam into an energy-neutral townhouse, featuring outdoor spaces on each level of its remodelled rear facade ( + slideshow). The building is located on one of the oldest streets in the Dutch city’s Kralingen neighbourhood, which was previously a separate village More

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Norman Foster reveals vaulted Droneport prototype at Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Foster + Partners has unveiled the first full-scale prototype of its Droneport concept at the Arsenale, which is designed to transport medical supplies to remote regions in Africa using unmanned flying vehicles (+ slideshow). The structure is the inaugural project from the Norman Foster Foundation, set up by the British architect to anticipate technological advances More

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Naturehumaine creates stripped-down facade for Montreal residences

This Montreal residential building by local studio Naturehumaine features a simple brick facade punctuated with square windows and a rear parking area topped by a steel canopy. Called the Marquette Residence, the multi-family building is located in central Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie district and faces a busy commercial street. The 7,200-square-foot (670-square-metre) project consists of six units, More

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Undulating brick building in Iran encourages public to walk on its roof

The brick facade of this mixed-use building in the Iranian city of Hamedan merges with a wave-like roof that the public is invited to sit, walk or play on (+ slideshow). The Termeh building was designed by architects Farshad Mehdizadeh and Ahmad Bathaei to accommodate two separate occupants and two distinct functions: a retail space More

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Herringbone parquet and stained ply cabinetry feature in London extension by Nimtim Architects

Nimtim Architects created a steeply terraced garden to accommodate this extension to a 1960s house in southeast London, which features parquet flooring and blue-stained woodwork (+ slideshow). The local studio, founded by architects Nimi Attanayake and Tim O’Callaghan, designed the extension to the Forest Hill house to create extra room for their client’s teenage children and to More

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Perforated brick screens act as curtains for Tehran housing by CAAT Studio

Angled screens of perforated brick provide ventilation and shade for this housing block in Tehran by CAAT Studio, providing its residents with relief from the city’s hot and dry climate (+ slideshow). The six-storey building is located in the rapidly developing neighbourhood of Kahrizak in the southwest of the capital, which is populated primarily by low-income households. But the More

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension nears completion

With just over a month to go before London’s Tate Modern opens its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed wing, Instagram users have been sharing images of the angular brick structure. Set to launch on 17 June, just over 16 years after Tate Modern first opened, the south wing will significantly increase gallery space, as well as providing new subterranean spaces More

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DSDHA’s Corner House boasts a hidden roofscape adorned with “crystalline pavilions”

Architecture office DSDHA has completed an apartment block in London’s Fitzrovia, which has a pair of faceted glass penthouses concealed behind its austere grey brick facades. London-based DSDHA – founded by architects Deborah Saunt and David Hills – was tasked with creating a mixed-use development on a busy street corner, with shops on the ground floor and 11 apartments above. They call the project Corner More

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