Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing […]

Tuñón Arquitectos’ Casa de Piedra is formed of nine cube-shaped rooms

Tuñón Arquitectos has completed Casa de Piedra, a house in the town of Cáceres, Spain, which is built from solid stone and laid out in a grid of nine cube-shaped rooms. Casa de Piedra is built from local quartzite, with widows framed in granite. Located on a plot sloping slightly down towards the town, Tuñón […]

Saavedra Arquitectos creates “brutal” stone tower for Luzia House in Mexico

A long, low bar and a tall stone volume make up this holiday home, which Mexican firm Saavedra Arquitectos has nestled into a woody hillside. Luzia House is located in the historic lakeside town of Valle de Bravo, about 140 kilometres west of Mexico City. The dwelling sits on a sloped site filled with ferns, […]

Nomo Studio clads Stone House in Menorca with limestone dug from its site

A patchwork of roughly hewn local stone and smooth plaster forms the facades of this house, designed by architects Nomo Studio to overlook the sea in Menorca. The Barcelona-based architects used limestone that was excavated from the foundations of Stone House for its facade. “In Stone House the strong concept lies in the facade composition and […]

Everyday objects made from Portuguese stone to feature in Common Sense exhibition

Dezeen promotion: an exhibition at Design Miami/Basel will see seven designers and studios, including Jasper Morrison, Michael Anastassiades and the Bouroullec brothers, present household objects realised in Portuguese stone. As one of the satellite projects for Design Miami/Basel 2019, Common Sense is curated by Experimentadesign and Lisbon Gallery, along with ArtWorks and Paris-based Galerie Vertbois 5. […]

Think Architecture creates minimal hilltop house in Zurich

A cluster of stone and plaster-lined volumes form Think Architecture’s minimalist House in a Park, which sits on a hilltop in Zurich, Switzerland. The house is designed by local studio Think Architecture to “merge with the landscape” of its sloping-parkland site, located beside a forest overlooking Lake Zurich. It has two floors, with one embedded […]

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 […]

Bernardo Bader Architekten designs stone-clad ski centre with irregular forms

The Alpin Sport ski resort headquarters in the village of Schruns, Austria, by Bernardo Bader Architekten, has mismatched windows and is clad in irregularly quarried stone. The offices for the Silvretta Montafon ski resort also features an unusual, roughly square plan where each side angles gently in or out. Described by Bernardo Bader Architekten as […]

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