Graphic details appear inside north London’s House for a Stationer

Architecture for London has designed the interiors of this north London extension to appear “like a neatly ruled grid in a notebook”, hinting at the professions of its two inhabitants. Set on a terrace of Victorian properties in Islington, House for a Stationer has been designed with details that subtly nod to the occupations of […]

Steel exoskeleton covers timber extension to Australian bungalow

Takt Studio has added an extension with a steel exoskeleton and sloping roof to a 1950s brick bungalow in the foothills of the Illawarra mountains in Australia. Called Exoskeleton House, the extension has a timber frame which is encased in a steel-frame shell. It abuts the north side of the original house, where it has […]

Rise Design Studio adds Douglas fir-lined reading nooks to London house

Rise Design Studio has completed an extension for a house in London, cladding the interiors in Douglas fir and creating a reading nooks in windows. Named Douglas House on account of its extensive use of the wood, the only elements of the original house in Kensal Rise that remain are the front and side masonry walls. […]

Kruchin Arquitetura adds concrete library to Capobianco House in São Paulo

Brazilian firm Kruchin Arquitetura has added a concrete and glass extension to a family dwelling it completed in São Paulo over three decades ago. Local studio Kruchin Arquitetura designed the extension for Capobianco House, a residence it completed in the Brazilian city in 1986 for a couple with a daughter. Measuring 224 square metres, the […]

Hackney House features black joinery and a back-garden sauna

A glazed extension helped London-based Applied Studio brighten the light-starved interiors of this Hackney home, which boasts black-timber decor details and a sauna in the back garden. Hackney House formerly hosted a series of dark and poky rooms but has been overhauled by Applied Studio to comfortably accommodate its owners – a young couple who purchased […]

Con Form Architects opens up loft with a glass and steel dormer

Con Form Architects has converted a small London loft into a bright home office by inserting a glazed section with a large steel dormer window. Called Domore – a portmanteaux of “dormer” and “more” – the loft conversion has turned a difficult, low-ceilinged space into a bright workspace for the client, who has started to work […]

Fraher & Findlay adds wildflower-topped extension to London house

Fraher & Findlay has built a wildflower-topped rear extension, a glass-walled courtyard and a loft extension for a 20th-century house in London. Architecture studio Fraher & Findlay‘s design for The Courtyard House draws on the history of its south west London conservation area site. In the 19th century it would have been occupied by orchards […]

WE-S Architecten adds diagonal brick extension to Belgian bungalow

A long, thin extension clad in bricks by WE-S Architecten cuts diagonally through the plan of this bungalow in Pittem, Belgium. Ghent-based studio WE-S Architecten disguised the addition, which extends out of both sides of the existing building, by cladding the whole of the facade in red brick. Cut-out reveals of the garage space and […]

Wenink Holtkamp Architecten turns De Lakfabriek tannery into apartments

Wenink Holtkamp Architecten has converted De Lakfabriek, a 20th-century factory, into 25 industrial apartments in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. The Eindhoven-based studio has renovated the existing red brick building and added a black timber-clad extension to its roof. “One of the biggest challenge for us was to shape the roof extension in such a way that it […]

Morales Finch converts old Scottish barn into artist’s residence and studio

Belgian studio Morales Finch has transformed a 200-year-old barn in the Scottish Highlands into a studio for a painter and other artists in residence, called Aviemore Studio. The former agricultural store is located beside the Spey River, on the outskirts of the town of Aviemore. As one of the most sparsely populated regions in Europe, […]

Vine Architecture Studio uses warm-tones in renovation of Love Walk house in London

Vine Architecture Studio has used an array of warm and natural materials to deck out the living spaces and extension of this Victorian-era home in south London, which was previously a coach house. Situated in the neighbourhood of Camberwell, Love Walk’s formerly “unloved yet characterful” interiors have been updated by Vine Architecture Studio to comfortably […]

Paul Cashin Architects creates timber extension for coastal Island Cottage

Paul Cashin Architects has refurbished and extended a 19th-century cottage in Sussex, England, cladding the old and new buildings in larch. Built in 1830, Island Cottage is in a conservation area in the seaside village of Sidlesham Quay and was highlighted by the local authority as a key example of rural character for homes in […]

Shutters are concealed in the walls of Austrian farmhouse extension by Firm Architekten

Firm Architekten has extended a gabled farmhouse in Bezau, Austria, with a matching structure clad in timber louvres that double as shutters. Raised on a small white-plastered podium, House Wünster faces out towards dramatic views of mountains. The House Wünster extension sits alongside the original shingle-walled farmhouse building, united by a pitched roof that extends […]

Snug House by Proctor & Shaw features cosy room overlooking the garden

Proctor & Shaw has extended the south London home of a retired teacher, adding a timber-lined snug that can be used for reading or birdwatching. The London-based studio has remodelled the ground floor of the Herne Hill house, creating a larger and more open kitchen, along with the wooden snug. The two spaces frame a […]

Delvendahl Martin Architects adds studio flat with jagged roof to artists’ workshop

A jagged corrugated metal-clad extension sits atop a brick base at 6 Broadway Market Mews, London, which Delvendahl Martin Architects built over an artist’s studio. London studio Delvendahl Martin Architects refurbished the ground-floor workshop and built a new living space above. 6 Broadway Market Mews is one of a series of projects that the practice […]

Veld turn former blacksmith’s workshop into home extension in Belgium

Veld has clad a former blacksmith’s workshop in zinc panels and whitewashed its blackened interior to convert it into a home extension in Belgium. For Brussels practice Veld‘s first project they connected the old workshop to an existing house dating from the 1950s, extending the living area white maintaining both buildings’ distinctive characters. “We approached the […]

Sans-Arc Studio’s Plaster Fun House takes cues from cruise liners

Sans-Arc Studio has added a playful kitchen extension to a cottage in Torrensville, Australia, which is characterised by white-plaster walls, arches and terrazzo. Named the Plaster Fun House, the home is intended to be a fun, light and compact space that contrasts with the city’s commonplace brown-brick houses. Australian practice Sans-Arc Studio achieved this by taking cues […]

AP Valletta adds extension with “woven” stone facade to The Coach House in Malta

Architecture office AP Valletta has restored an old coach house in the town of Balzan, Malta, adding a contemporary extension featuring a weave-patterned stone facade. The Coach House occupies a building situated alongside the 18th-century Palazzo Bosio, which is located within a conservation area on the edge of Balzan’s historic centre. The original building is […]

Nimtim Architects adds “unpretentious” brick and timber extension to London house

Nimtim Architects has completed an extension called Hive House in south London, featuring red brick walls that complement an exposed geometric timber structure inside. The locally based studio reconfigured the existing ground floor of the Edwardian terraced house, improving the connection between the interior and a long, narrow rear garden. Hive House’s original floor plan […]

Con Form Architects completes London house extension with steel frame at its centre

Steel beams crisscross through the centre of Repoussoir, a house extension that Con Form Architects has completed in London. The London studio was tasked with bringing more light into the Victorian family house. To do this, the architects renovated and extended the ground floor, creating a large open-plan space opening out to the garden. The project sees some […]

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