Green ceramic tiles cover extension of a house in rural China

Wonder Architects have used pale green ceramic tiles to clad a house extension in Yangqing, China, that mirrors the form of its traditional neighbours. Called Intertwine House, the building closely resembles the dimensions and pitched roofs of the village’s existing houses, so old and modern architecture sit side by side. Wonder Architects said they wanted to […]

Concrete arches cocoon egg-shaped kiln in Chinese porcelain factory

AZL Architects has completed the BingDing Wood Kiln Factory in Qiancheng village, China, building a series of concrete arches over a traditional brick kiln. AZL Architects designed the whole porcelain factory to echo the shapes of the monumental, egg-shaped kiln. Concrete arches curve over the body of the kiln, with windows and vertical joints orientated […]

Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa bring abandoned Portuguese farmhouse back to life

Architects Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa have overhauled an abandoned farmhouse in rural Portugal, contrasting its rustic granite walls with a new skin of dark corrugated metal. Pina and Costa completely refurbished the property, now known as MCR2 House, so that it could be used as a holiday home, a guesthouse or as a […]

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