Tilted red tower marks entrance to Polish war museum by Kwadrat

An angled tower wrapped in red concrete panels and glazing contains the entrance to this second world war museum, which is mostly housed beneath the surface of a public plaza in the Polish city of Gdansk. A jury headed by Daniel Libeskind awarded Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat the project for the Museum of the Second World War

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Macdonald Wright models Kentish country house on traditional hop kilns

Rooms topped with chimney-like roofs surround a secluded courtyard to from this house in Kent, England, which takes its angular form and russet colouring from the area’s hop-drying oast towers. British architect James Macdonald Wright of Macdonald Wright Architects worked with Niall Maxwell of Rural Office for Architecture on the design for Caring Wood house, which provides a residence for three generations of the same family.

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Hand-glazed tiles cover Savile Row office building by EPR Architects

Ten thousand ceramic tiles make up the facade of this office building on London’s Savile Row by EPR Architects, which is shown in a movie by photographer Jim Stephenson. The seven-storey structure is situated on the corner of Conduit Street and Savile Row, the street synonymous with London’s tailoring history, and home to the city’s

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Huge inclined roof spans cathedral built by John McAslan + Partners on Kenyan tea plantation

John McAslan + Partners has built a cathedral on the edge of a tea plantation outside Nairobi, Kenya, featuring a tiled and angled roof lined with wooden slats. Kericho Cathedral is the latest in a string of worship spaces designed by John McAslan’s London-based team, which is also working on Britain’s largest mosque. Located around 250 kilometres southwest of the Kenyan capital, in

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Lundgaard & Tranberg’s tile-clad building shelters medieval ruins in Denmark

A huge clay-tile roof envelops the remnants of a 12th-century monastery in this project by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, which is one of the nominees for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award. The Copenhagen firm placed the Kannikegården building over the 1,000-year-old ruins in Ribe, Denmark, which lie to one side of the city’s square. Both the walls and the roof are

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Assemble sets up clay-extruding factory at Brooklyn’s A/D/O

UK collective Assemble has built a temporary factory at the A/D/O creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and clad its front with tiles made inside. The 2015 Turner Prize-winning group’s first project in the US is titled A Factory As It Might Be. The group has taken over an open-air section of the warehouse building that

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Allied Works Architecture creates massive music centre for downtown Calgary

Covering two city blocks, Canada’s National Music Centre comprises towering volumes clad in bronze-hued tiles and a refurbished historic brick building. The centre, called Studio Bell, is located in Calgary, a city in the western province of Alberta. Dedicated to Canadian music, the centre houses a 300-seat concert hall and exhibition space totalling 22,000 square feet (2,044

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Walters & Cohen covers housing for English boarding house in rusty-red tiles

Handmade clay tiles cover this gabled accommodation block, which London firm Walters & Cohen has added to a boarding school in the English city of Canterbury. The prestigious independent King’s School asked Walters & Cohen to increase capacity for female boarding pupils on the site, which is set within the precinct of Canterbury Cathedral. The studio was responsible for two

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Murmuur Architecten uses engineered wood and tiles for holiday home in rural Belgium

Dark clay panels and light green tiles cover the cross-laminated timber structure of this holiday home created by Murmuur Architecten for a spot in the Flemish Ardennes countryside. The Belgian studio designed the holiday home named Buikberglos in Horebeke, a municipality in Belgium’s East Flanders. The structure is built from cross-laminated timber – a strong type of engineered wood that is becoming

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The Climate Tile by Tredje Natur aims to stop cities flooding

A new type of modular tile promises to help reduce flooding in cities hit by increased rainfall due to climate change. The streets of Copenhagen will be a testing ground for the Climate Tile, which was created by Danish architecture studio Tredje Natur and has been in development since 2014. Designed to be used alongside

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Brown ceramic shingles cover Nomade Architectes’ village-inspired nursery near Paris

Earth-coloured ceramic tiles cover the roofs and walls of this nursery located on the outskirts of Paris, which is designed by French studio Nomade Architectes to look like a cluster of buildings (+ slideshow). The ceramic tiles overlap like shingles to cover the individual gabled buildings that make up Maison de la Petite Enfance. The nursery is located 35 kilometres More

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See-through “ceramic curtain” creates green camouflage for Barcelona house by PMMT

A chequerboard screen of glazed ceramic tiles in various green hues wraps this house in Barcelona, helping it blend in with the surrounding gardens (+ slideshow). TR House was designed by local architecture office PMMT for a site in the grounds of an existing historic property, which previously belonged to the Indian consulate in Barcelona but More

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Call for entries to the Tile of Spain Awards 2016

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers are invited to submit projects that feature Spanish-made ceramics to the Tile of Spain Awards 2016 (+ slideshow). This year will mark the 15th edition of the annual awards programme, which is organised by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association. It is open to international architecture firms, interior design studios and students that have used ceramics More

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Pastel blue tiles front gabled extension to a Melbourne house by Dan Gayfer Design

This tall, gabled extension is tucked behind the Victorian frontage of a mid-terrace house in Melbourne’s Fitzroy North suburb, and its exterior is clad in pale blue tiles (+ slideshow). Designed by local firm Dan Gayfer Design, the tiled High House extension contrasts the ornately embellished verandah facing the street, giving the property one contemporary and one historic facade. Just two rooms of the More

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Machado Silvetti clads Florida museum extension in over 3,000 green ceramic tiles

US firm Machado Silvetti has used jade-coloured terracotta tiles to sheath an extension to an Asian art centre on a museum campus in Florida (+ slideshow). The addition was created on the historic campus of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Commonly known as The Ringling, it is one of the More

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Faceted home in the Swiss Alps by JM Architects is covered in dark grey tiles

Mottled grey tiles envelop this angular house in the Swiss Alps, which was designed by Milanese firm JM Architecture to look “like a stone in the landscape” (+ slideshow). The jagged form and colouring of Montebar Villa were devised by Jacopo Mascheroni to help the home settle into its mountainous terrain in Medeglia. The house sits on the edge of a slope above a valley […]

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Serbian mountain home by EXE Studio clad in both white ceramic tiles and dark wooden shingles

One half of this tiny mountain dwelling in western Serbia is faced in white ceramic tiles, while the other is clad in dark timber shingles – a nod to both traditional and contemporary styles (+ slideshow). Designed by Serbian practice EXE Studio, the house sits within the popular resort of Divčibare on the side of Maljen mountain. Hiking and skiing trails criss-cross the mountain’s […]

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Kengo Kuma creates sprawling “village” of folk-art galleries for China Academy of Arts

Thousands of curved tiles cover the gabled rooftops of the new folk-art galleries at the China Academy of Arts, designed by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates to look like a small village (+ slideshow). The Folk Art Museum stands in a former tea plantation on the China Academy of Arts campus in Hangzhou, a city on China’s eastern coast. To help embed the […]

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Villa Willemsdorp by Dieter De Vos features a lopsided gable and walls clad with roof tiles

The asymmetric profile of this suburban house in Belgium was generated directly from the permitted building heights prescribed by local planning regulations (+ slideshow). Designed by Belgian architect Dieter De Vos, the two-storey Villa Willemsdorp is located in a residential neighbourhood in De Pinte, south-west of Ghent. The area is typified by traditional gabled houses – a style that De […]

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Daniel Libeskind unveils his “handcrafted dragon” at the Milan Expo

Milan Expo 2015: Daniel Libeskind has completed his dragon-inspired pavilion at the Milan Expo, which features a sinuous body and a scaly red and gold skin (+ slideshow). The Vanke Pavilion, for China’s largest property developer, is a spiralling structure with staircases wrapping around its perimeter and a “forest of bamboo” contained inside. Speaking to […]

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