Bates Masi’s Georgica Cove residence in East Hampton is modelled after historic farmsteads

American firm Bates Masi Architects took cues from vernacular architecture for this Hamptons home, which consists of sharply gabled forms wrapped in oversized shingles. Georgica Cove is located on a waterfront property in East Hampton, an affluent village on the southern side of New York’s Long Island. It was designed for a couple who wanted

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Matthew Baird’s Somes Sound House in Maine “sits lightly on the ground”

Cedar-clad volumes connected by a breezeway form this residence in Maine by American studio Matthew Baird Architects, which was designed to respect its forested surroundings. The Somes Sound House is located on the edge of Acadia National Park, on a remote site blanketed with evergreen trees. Situated at the end of a peninsula, the dwelling

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White cedar covers gabled lake house in Canada by YH2

Canadian firm YH2 has completed a contemporary cabin beside a lake in Quebec, with pale cedar cladding running up the exterior walls and over its gabled roof. The home is aptly titled Window on the Lake after a glazed wall that fills the gabled end of a double-height living room. This great room looks out

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Miller Hull clads Washington fire station in red cedar and black metal

American firm The Miller Hull Partnership has completed a firehouse in the Pacific Northwest with large bi-fold glass doors that enable a quick exit for emergency trucks. The Mercer Island Fire Station 92 is located on a small island directly east of Seattle. The two-storey building replaces an older station built in 1962 that was

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Hacker Architects designs Basecamp housing in central Oregon for outdoorsy types

Weathered cedar and warm pine wrap these townhouses by Hacker Architects, which are geared towards residents who enjoy Oregon’s wealth of outdoor pursuits. The small Basecamp development is located in Bend, a small city in central Oregon within easy reach of ski slopes and trails in the Cascade Mountains. “As a haven for those who

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Deborah Richards creates retreat for her family beside Massachusetts lake

American architect Deborah Richards has designed a home for her extended family in Lakeville, Massachusetts, choosing wooden shingles to clad the exterior, and bright yellow accents for the windows and doors. Located on a steep slope facing a lake known as Long Pond, the home serves as a summertime meeting point for her extended family.

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Go Logic creates gable-roofed home for oceanfront site in Massachusetts

This family dwelling that American studio Go Logic designed for a dense waterfront neighbourhood features a green roof, two-toned cladding and a distinctive silhouette. The Quincy Bay Residence is located on an east-facing, oceanfront lot in Quincy, a densely populated town located just south of Boston. Creating a home that responded to the local historical

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Jeff Jordan Architects updates mid-century home with floor-to-ceiling windows

New Jersey architecture firm Jeff Jordan Architects has renovated a mid-century home in the Hudson Valley with a fully glazed wall, white flooring and cedar walls. During the revamp of the 1954 cedar-and-vinyl-clad house, Jeff Jordan Architects opened up the floor plan and added floor-to-ceiling windows. The studio also continued to use modernist elements throughout,

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Gabled guesthouse by Sutherland & Co extends countryside cottage in Scotland

This modest extension to a cottage in the Scottish countryside was designed by architecture studio Sutherland & Co so the owners could invite their family to stay. Featuring shingle-covered walls and a light-filled interior, the simple gabled extension – called Sydserf – adjoins the single-storey property in East Lothian, a county on the outskirts of Edinburgh. “Our clients needed a

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Staggered volumes of house by KSW Architects frame views of Vermont meadow

This off-grid home by Kyu Sung Woo Architects features a minimal interior that opens out onto a forest clearing in the mountains. The principle of Kyu Sung Woo (KSW) Architects wanted to build a home in southern Vermont, where his family could gather on weekends and holidays. The Putney Mountain House sits perched at the edge

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Malan Vorster’s treehouse-like residence offers views of Cape Town forest

Four cylindrical towers are elevated on stilts to create this retreat in Cape Town, which was designed by local studio Malan Vorster to offer views among the trees. The Cape Town-based architects designed the residence for a client who wanted their hide-away in the Constantia suburb of the South African capital that resembles a tree house. The aim was to respond to the

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HGA creates cedar-clad cottages for classical musicians in Vermont

US firm HGA Architects and Engineers took cues from Cape Cod-style homes while conceiving a series of cabins for world-renowned musicians spending the summer in rural New England. The Marlboro Music Cottages are located on the 500-acre (202-hectare) campus of Marlboro College, tucked in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Each summer, the campus hosts the

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Holst Architecture wraps curvaceous facades of Portland office buildings in cedar

US firm Holst Architecture took cues from Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí while conceiving a pair of commercial buildings in central Portland. Called One North, the project consists of two sculptural buildings organised around a central courtyard, along with a third, rectilinear building by a different architect. Built on a former brownfield site, the complex is

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IwamotoScott organises San Francisco home around light-filled stairwell

This house in San Francisco by local firm IwamotoScott has an angular facade made up of wooden elements, and a layout organised around a central staircase illuminated by a light well. The project is located in Noe Valley, a well-to-do area of the city. The architects were able to develop the property after a dilapidated dwelling on

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GoCstudio designs low-lying winery to blend with Washington’s natural terrain

American firm goCstudio has created a small winery complex in rural Washington, with a subtle profile and earthy material palette that demonstrate the project’s “reverence for the landscape”. The COR Cellars winery is located on the outskirts of Lyle, in a region known for its rolling hills, windsurfing beaches and boutique wineries. Encompassing 23 acres (nine hectares), the complex

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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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Oregon wine tasting room by Lever Architecture embraces fertile landscape

US studio Lever Architecture has completed a tasting room for a family-owned winery that features sloped roofs with deep overhangs, and walls made of cedar and glass. The L’Angolo Estate is located in Oregon’s Yamhill County, an area blanketed with forests, farms and vineyards. The new family-owned winery encompasses 23 acres (9.3 hectares). The design

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De Rosee Sa uses cobbled courtyards to bring light into west London house

A trio of courtyards covered in cobbles and surrounded by glass break up this London home, which has cedar-lined walls that reference the old timber store it replaces. London-based architecture studio De Rosee Sa designed the house for a client who lived across the road from the old timber storage yard. He bought the site located between terraces and a row of 16 garages

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Ontario trade school by Perkins + Will comprises “shed-like” volumes

A new training facility in Canada by global firm Perkins + Will consists of two interlocking volumes embedded in a gentle slope, resulting in a split-level layout and different facades. The Kawartha Trades + Technology Centre is located on the campus of Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. It offers training in fields such as carpentry,

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Elizabeth Herrmann creates tiny house for artist in Vermont

American studio Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design has created a light-coloured micro dwelling with cut-out corners and a sloped roof, aiming to demonstrate that a “small house need not be a claustrophobic, monotonous box”. Located on a verdant site near the Green Mountains, the microHOUSE was commissioned by an artist who wanted a “beautiful, tiny, energy-efficient

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates Silicon Valley residence with pool and meditation garden

Low-slung volumes stretch along either side of central outdoor spaces at this family home in Northern California, by American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The project’s name, the Los Altos Residence, refers to the Silicon Valley city where the home is located. The family dwelling – which consists of a main home and guest house – is

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Californian home by Blaze Makoid steps down a forested hillside

American firm Blaze Makoid Architecture has used blackened wood, glass and stone to create a rectilinear, multi-level holiday home near Lake Tahoe that looks toward a mountain range. The retreat is located within a 2,200-acre (890 hectares) ski and golf community situated between the lake and the historic town of Truckee, California. The development consists

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Eastwest Architecture adds charred-cedar gym to garden of London home

Eastwest Architecture has sunken a compact gym into the garden of an east London home, featuring bright birch-lined interiors and a mirror wall that creates the illusion of a larger space. The London-based architects were commissioned by a homeowner in Walthamstow to design a space to workout at home, compensating for the lack of gym facilities in the local area. The

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Cedar-clad home in Silicon Valley enables Californian outdoor lifestyle

Providing ample outdoor living spaces was a guiding factor in the design of this Northern California dwelling by American studio Malcolm Davis Architecture. The residence in Silicon Valley – best known as California’s tech hub – is located on a gently sloping and wooded site in the San Francisco Bay area. The design team sought

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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple elevates cedar-clad cabin in Nova Scotia on concrete plinths

Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has completed a coastal dwelling that features wooden shingles, gabled roofs, and concrete fins that elevate the home off the ground to protect it from tidal surges. The Point House is located in Upper Kingsburg, a remote coastal town in Nova Scotia that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The area, known for

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Out of the Valley offers escapism with off-grid cabin made of oak and cedar

British firm Out of the Valley has developed an oak-framed cabin with burnt-cedar cladding that can be installed anywhere to provide a simple place to escape the stresses of modern life. The Oak Cabin was designed by Out of the Valley founder Rupert McKelvie as a sustainable low-impact dwelling that is equally suited to use in the

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Hamptons home by Bates Masi features cantilevering upper floor

American firm Bates Masi + Architects took cues from a historic lifeguard station while designing this cedar-clad dwelling on Long Island, New York. Called Atlantic, the home is located in the Hamptons hamlet of Amagansett and is just steps from the beach. Its design was influenced by a US Life-Saving Service station across the street, which

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Fish Creek residence by Dynia captures views of Wyoming mountains

Tall living spaces in this single-storey house close to Jackson, Wyoming, are oriented to make the most of views of the nearby Teton Mountains. Designed by local architects Dynia, Fish Creek is surrounded by a rugged landscape that is designated as national park land. The area is popular with skiers, and home to many vacation

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Prefabricated garden studio in south London is clad in cedar and lined in birch

This prefabricated garden hideaway in suburban London acts as a guest house as well as a home office, and is clad in planks of cedar wood. The garden studio by Ecospace Studios was assembled off-site in just one week before being delivered to its location in Surbiton, where the finishing touches were put in place. The practice, which was

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Colorado architecture students clad micro cabins in sheets of hot-rolled steel

Students at the University of Colorado Denver have designed and built a series of rustic dwellings for a base camp operated by an outdoor education program. Called COBS Year-Round Micro Cabins, the project consists of seven insulated dwellings, each containing 200 square feet (19 square metres) of interior space and a 100-square-foot deck (nine square metres).

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Heliotrope creates cedar-clad urban home and studio in Seattle

Heliotrope, a firm based in the US Pacific Northwest, has completed a contemporary dwelling that features a double-height art studio, a Japanese garden and a wooden soaking tub. The home, called Artist in Residence, is located in Capitol Hill – a dense urban neighbourhood in Seattle. It was designed by Heliotrope, founded in 1999 by

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Shingle-clad school by (Se)arch Architekten is set around a cobbled courtyard

Stuttgart studio (Se)arch Architekten has completed a school and daycare centre in the German town of Tübingen, featuring cedar-shingled facades and a cobbled entrance courtyard. The education centre is situated in a wooded area on the banks of the Neckar river, from which the town’s castle and old town are visible across the water. It comprises

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Canadian country house by Simard Architecture contrasts pale cedar with dark slate

Cedar boards and slate blocks clad the geometric blocks that make up this house in rural Quebec, designed by Canadian studio Simard Architecture to sit over the remnants of an old farmhouse. The residence, located in the village of Hemmingford in southern Quebec, was designed for a couple swapping their home in the city for a

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Wisconsin country house by Salmela Architect takes cues from weathered barns

American studio Salmela Architect has created a rural Wisconsin home that features a steep roof, square windows and natural cedar cladding meant to age over time. Called House for Beth, the residence is located in Door County, on a peninsula that sits between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The area is known for its scenic lakeshore,

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Bourgeois Lechasseur erects memorial on fish factory ruins in Quebec

This monument to seamen by Canadian studio Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects stands on the site of a fish processing plant that was destroyed in a fire. Called The Place des Gens de Mer, or The Square of Seafarers, the memorial is situated in the heart of Cap-aux-Meules – a village in the Magdalen Islands. Part of the Quebec

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El Dorado creates cedar-clad home for working ranch in Kansas

American studio El Dorado took cues from traditional farmhouses to design a rural dwelling composed of cedar-clad volumes topped with pitched metal roofs. The Flint Hills Residence is situated on a large working ranch near Alma, Kansas, known as the City of Native Stone due to the prevalence of limestone in the area. The home was designed

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Allee Architecture creates “humane and warm” modern house in Connecticut

This hillside dwelling in rural Connecticut by Allee Architecture features a copper roof and facades made of glass, cedar and teak (+ slideshow). The Bull Mountain Residence is located in Kent, a small village in western Connecticut. Situated on a steep slope, the home overlooks a patchwork of woods and agricultural fields. The client purchased More

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YH2 clads Quebec holiday home for a sculptor in red cedar and blackened pine

Montreal studio YH2 has completed a retreat for Polish-Canadian sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz, with a vertical form that takes cues from the surrounding forest (+ slideshow). The Jarnuszkiewicz House is located in East Bolton, a city in a scenic region of Quebec. Surrounded by conifer trees, the dwelling is situated on a 10-acre (four-hectare) parcel that overlooks Lake More

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Case Ornsby completes cedar-clad house in Christchurch divided up by courtyards

House-shaped blocks and courtyards make up this cedar-clad residence in Christchurch, New Zealand, which architect Case Ornsby designed to replace another destroyed in the 2011 earthquake (+ slideshow). Christchurch House was designed by the Sydney-based architect to replace a similar property that – like many buildings in the city – was left wrecked after the earthquake. The property features More

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3six0 creates living annex for elderly in-laws at Rhode Island home

Rhode Island firm 3six0 has converted the garage of a family home to make room for an in-law residence adjacent to the main house (+ slideshow). The architects had previously renovated the residence in 2011, so were familiar with the family’s needs and the project’s site. An existing garage and tool shed were converted to house the extension, More

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Nova Tayona designs Canadian beach house hidden from the ocean

Toronto-based architect Nova Tayona has completed a house near the beach in Nova Scotia, from which the ocean can be heard but not seen (+ slideshow). The four-bedroom Lockeport Beach House in the coastal province is raised on stilts and nested among a forest adjacent to the cove. “The clients were charmed by the cozy quality More

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Carlton Architecture clads North Carolina home in dark cedar and weathering steel

US studio Carlton Architecture has completed a lakeside house in North Carolina that features expansive window walls, and ample use of wood and pre-rusted steel (+ slideshow). Located in the western portion of the state, the Piedmont Residence sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooks a lake. The holiday home was More

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Studio Zung creates cedar-clad “modern barn” in the Hamptons

New York firm Studio Zung has reinterpreted the traditional wooden barns of Long Island to design this house in one the high-end seaside communities of the Hamptons (+ slideshow). The 3,800-square-foot (350-square-metre) home named Atelier 216 is located in Amagansett, at the eastern end of Long Island. The area is brimming with large residences and More

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Denizen Works adds burnt wood cladding to Modernist house in London’s Highgate

Charred larch slats now cover the exterior of this Modernist house in north London, thanks to a “macabre” upgrade intended by architecture studio Denizen Works to reference the nearby Highgate Cemetery (+ slideshow) East London-based Denizen Works won a competition to design a new facade for the ageing Valhalla Highgate. The aim was to help it fit in with its impressive More

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Rugged flint walls contrast dark cedar gables of House 19 by Jestico and Whiles

Dark-stained cedar gables contrast with knapped flint walls at this English countryside house, designed by London-based Jestico and Whiles for one of the firm’s directors (+ slideshow). House 19 is located in the Chiltern Hills – a picturesque countryside district 30 miles northwest of London. Flint occurs naturally in the Chilterns’ chalk-based soil. The hard material is traditionally used in tool and weapon making, but has More

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Architecture students create studio building in rural Utah using recycled materials

Students in a design-build programme at the University of Utah have completed a studio building on a remote campus in the desert where they live and work for part of the year (+ slideshow). Called Cedar Hall, the building is located in Bluff – a small Utah community of roughly 300 people. The town is home More

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Glass observatory rises from roof of Montana mountain home by Johnsen Schmaling

Johnsen Schmaling Architects has created a family dwelling in rural Montana that consists of interlocking volumes clad in charred wood and is topped with a glass-enclosed viewing room. Mountain House is situated in the foothills of Big Sky, a rural Montana town that is located 7,200 feet above sea level (2,200 metres). Resting on a More

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Hemsworth creates all-wood Passivhaus factory in a mountainous region of Canada

Canadian firm Hemsworth Architecture has completed a factory in British Columbia that utilises the products created within the facility: prefabricated wall panels intended for eco-friendly Passivhaus construction (+ slideshow). Called the BC Passive House Factory, the building is located in Pemberton, British Columbia — a small town situated within a vast mountain range. Encompassing 1,500 More

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Studio 804 builds Kansas home designed to achieve net-zero energy consumption

Students in a design-and-build programme at the University of Kansas have completed a family dwelling intended to demonstrate a more responsible approach to house building (+ slideshow). Called the New York Street Passive House, the home is located in the city of Lawrence. It was created by Studio 804, a design-build programme affiliated with the architecture school More

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Mariusz Wrzeszcz completes house in Poland with cedar walls inside and out

Architects office Mariusz Wrzeszcz has completed a single-storey house in Poland featuring cedar-clad walls, and a glazed living room that opens out to a spacious terrace (+ slideshow). The Polish firm designed the house for a single client, in a quiet, residential area. Called Cedar House, it is clad almost entirely in cedar boards. The street-facing facade is mostly closed off with More

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Twin micro homes by S Plus One are both finished in different woods

Architecture studio S Plus One has built a pair of matching micro homes in a Japanese village, one clad in cedar and the other clad with pine. S Plus One principal Yumiko Sakano was commissioned by the local government of Tabayama, a mountain village two-hours drive west of Tokyo, to create the pair of starter homes. The aim is to encourage More

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Atelier Kukka’s House U stands beside a cherry blossom tree in Tokyo

Red cedar provides a golden-hued exterior for this small gabled house, designed by local studio Atelier Kukka for a Tokyo street featuring a cherry blossom tree (+ slideshow). The 67-square-metre House U provides a home for a couple in their 40s. Their brief to Atelier Kukka founder Maki Okubo was for a simple but impressive-looking building that frames views More

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Key Operation completes cedar-clad warehouse at Inagawa cemetery

Both charred and red-dyed cedar clad this warehouse by Tokyo studio Key Operation, located at a cemetery in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture where David Chipperfield is also adding new buildings (+ slideshow). Key Operation worked with architect Akira Hanjo of Kobe-based Atelier Fish on the Inagawa Cemetery Warehouse, which sits at the entrance to the Inagawa Reien cemetery. David Chipperfield Architects is designing a chapel and visitors’ More

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Cargo Architecture completes Scandinavian-inspired holiday home in Quebec

Canadian studio Cargo Architecture used a restrained materials palette for this woodland vacation cottage in Quebec, which has a swing and a wood store built into its facade. Called the Villa Boréale, the cabin is located in Charlevoix, an eastern region in Quebec that is known for its wooded valleys, skiable mountains and breathtaking views. “At the heart of a More

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School dining hall by De Rosee Sa and PMR recreates Fantastic Mr Fox’s underground village

A rainbow-coloured facade shaped like a row of houses fronts this school dining hall in southeast England, designed by UK studios De Rosee Sa and PMR to reference the stories of Roald Dahl (+ slideshow). Named Little Hall, the extension to Prestwood Infant School in Buckinghamshire contains a kitchen and servery providing hot school meals for up to 96 More

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Long Island house by Bates Masi Architects has adjustable sound barriers for walls

New York studio Bates Masi Architects added sprung cedar boards that can be acoustically “tuned” to this house in The Hamptons, so residents can have noisy parties without disturbing their neighbours (+ slideshow). Designed for studio co-founder Paul Masi, Elizabeth II house occupies a site in Amagansett, a hamlet on Long Island’s south shore. Each element of the design More

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Compact wooden house by Takeru Shoji Architects stands alongside 200-year-old trees

This two-bedroom family home in Japan is small but tall, so that residents can look out and see the foliage of neighbouring Japanese elm trees (+ slideshow). Named House To Catch The Tree, the home was designed by local firm Takeru Shoji Architects for a site near the entrance to a shrine in Nagaoka, in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture. More

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NORD Architecture completes charred timber gatehouse for National Trust estate

Burnt wood clads this gatehouse designed by NORD Architecture for a historic palace in southeast England – a reference to the storm that destroyed many of the estate’s trees in 1987 (+ slideshow). The British firm was commissioned by conservation organisation The National Trust to replace the existing gatehouse at the entrance to Knole House in Sevenoaks, More

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Woodland Quebec home by Bourgeois Lechasseur features a facade of wooden tiles

Canadian firm Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects has completed a gabled family home in rural Quebec featuring a facade of cedar tiles (+ slideshow). The KL House is located in North Hatley, a village on the outskirts of Sherbrooke, and sits on a forested property that is bordered by a stream. The building was designed to honour the client’s More

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Chris Dyson Architects adds two blackened-wood extensions to a London terraced house

Chris Dyson Architects has replaced the rear of a Victorian house in east London with a two-storey extension clad in charred cedar (+ slideshow). The refurbishment to the Kenworthy Road home in Hackney was designed to maximise the restricted space and increase natural daylight into the rear of the property. “The client wanted to create two additional bedrooms, more spacious and brightly More

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Garden room by Neil Dusheiko features walls of charred cedar

Charred cedar clads the exterior of this garden room that architect Neil Dusheiko designed as an office-cum-yoga studio for a north London residence (+ slideshow). Described by the architect as a “dark jewel”, the 12-square-metre structure was designed to provide the clients with a workspace, a children’s playroom and an area for practising yoga. Situated at the end of the garden of […]

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Tiny writer’s studio by Architensions provides a creative refuge in Brooklyn

Tucked away at the bottom of a Brooklyn garden, this tiny cedar-clad pavilion was designed as a retreat for a pair of writers. Brooklyn-based firm Architensions has created a minimal space with carefully placed views and plenty of natural light, designed to reduce potential distractions. The 50-square-foot (4.6 square metres) interior of the structure is made entirely […]

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Faceted cedar cabin completed by Paul Bernier beside a lake in the Montreal woodland

The glazed living space of this cedar-clad cabin near Montreal projects over a woodland slope to optimise views of a nearby lake (+ slideshow). Local architect Paul Bernier based the building’s crooked form and situation on the site’s topography, placing it lengthwise between a slope and a stream on the wooded plot, which sits on the shoreline of Grenier Lake. The primary […]

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Kubo Tsushima Architects creates curved cedar interior inside Japanese bathhouse

A wooden floor that curves up to become a wall allows light and air to flow through this bathhouse by Japanese studio Kubo Tsushima Architects. Set within a 17th-century hotel complex in Japan’s Gunma prefecture, Maruhon Ryokan was redesigned by Kubo Tsushima Architects as part of a long-term plan to attract tourists and promote sustainability in the area. “The existing building has been extended and […]

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BIG designs stepped 79 & Park residential development for Stockholm

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled plans for a foliage-covered terraced block of apartments, which are under construction in Stockholm’s Gärdet district (+ slideshow). The stepped glass and cedar wood building is adjacent to the Royal National City Park, and echoes its greenery with rooftops covered in plants – similar to recent proposals for buildings by Thomas […]

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Martin Fenlon puts contemporary face on historic bungalow near downtown LA

US architect Martin Fenlon cites the Gehry House as inspiration for the renovation and expansion of his own home – a cedar-clad bungalow in Los Angeles (+ slideshow). Situated on a dense site, the Fenlon House is located in Herman, a little-known residential neighbourhood just outside of downtown Los Angeles. The 960-square-foot (89 square metre) project […]

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Shingled community centres by Sophus Søbye Arkitekter face into Copenhagen parkland

Canadian cedar shingles and slats cover the gables of this community centre and scout hut, which sit behind a concrete wall on the edge of Copenhagen’s Søndermarken park (+ slideshow). Danish firm Sophus Søbye Arkitekter designed Flerbrugerhus DDS Søndermarken in Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg area to provide a parkside meeting spot for residents, joggers and the local scout group. A pair of concrete buildings […]

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Shingle-clad house by Bates Masi Architects mimics Long Island potato barns

Bates Masi Architects reference Long Island’s traditional potato barns with this cedar-shingled home made up of several gabled blocks, which feature chimneys nestled into rooftop recesses (+ slideshow). Named Pierson’s Way, the house was designed by the New York-based studio for a young couple in East Hampton, a popular weekend spot for New York residents. The area was once rife with potato farms and their […]

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Glass and timber rectangles create chequered facade for Tokyo house by Takeshi Shikauchi

Rectangular panels of Japanese cedar and glass create a chequered effect on the facade of this Tokyo residence (+ slideshow). Named Checkered House, the building was designed by Japanese architect Takeshi Shikauchi. The decorative facade was added to ensure sufficient daylight permeates all parts of the interior, but that residents are still offered some privacy. “The chequered window allows [the […]

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Blackened-timber boathouse completed by Weiss Architecture on a Canadian island

This blackened-timber boathouse and pavilion designed by Weiss Architecture occupies a cedar jetty that projects out from the rocky coastline of an Ontario island (+ slideshow). The boathouse and pavilion were designed by Toronto-based Weiss Architecture and Urbanism for a family that enjoys water sports and outdoor get-togethers. Related story: Studio Gang’s Chicago boathouse designed to echo the rhythms […]
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