Studio Rick Joy designs concrete apartment complex in Mexico City’s Polanco neighbourhood

Long windows are embedded into the board-marked concrete walls of this residential building in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco area, designed by American architecture firm Studio Rick Joy. The Tuscon firm designed the five-storey structure, also called Polanco, in collaboration with local studio FRB Arquitectos Asociados. Made from reinforced cast-in-place concrete, it comprises a pair of […]

Takero Shimazaki Architects infuses Barbican flat with Japanese details

A client’s strong ties to Japan informed the interiors of this Barbican apartment, which has been overhauled by Takero Shimazaki Architects. The apartment is within Shakespeare Tower, one of three high-rise buildings on London’s Barbican estate – a housing complex completed by architecture firm Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in 1976. Its two owners had moved […]

LOHA designs affordable housing complex for difficult site in Los Angeles

American firm LOHA has unveiled plans for an affordable housing complex in Los Angeles, comprising stacks of shipping containers arranged on a triangular site near a busy highway interchange. The complex, called Isla Intersections, is slated to be built on a three-sided parcel that is just under a half-acre. Located in South LA, the property […]

2 in 1 Apartment / studio architecture & design O.M.SHUMELDA

2 in 1 Apartment / studio architecture & design O.M.SHUMELDA © Ross Helen + 28 © Ross Helen Text description provided by the architects. Project ”2 IN 1 ” is situated at the top of Lviv. It is a two-level apartment for a young active man, who loves exploring the world, arts, and travel. The […]

Perforated panels conceal apartments above Montreal dental clinic by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian firm Paul Bernier Architecte has extended a dental practice in Montreal with two floors of apartments covered in aluminium panels. Local firm Paul Bernier Architecte created the three-storey Van Horne building in the city’s Outremont neighbourhood. It is slotted in between two brick structures on Van Horne Avenue, and contains a dental clinic on […]

Tuzzare Apartment / Machado Igreja Arquitectos

Tuzzare Apartment / Machado Igreja Arquitectos © do mal o menos + 24 © do mal o menos Text description provided by the architects. Primarily the project aims to provide storage capacity, spatial versatility and the best use of the available area. The apartment counts with a single windows front, which turns the diffusion of […]

Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls

London architect Alex Michaelis, co-founder of Michaelis Boyd, has designed a home for his family as a “striking, contemporary take on Corbusien modernism”. Michaelis completed the residence for a “challenging long and narrow site” on Blythe Road in West London’s Hammersmith area, in place of a disused garage that was demolished. The creamy brick house’s […]

PK House / SPC Technocons

PK House / SPC Technocons © Chaichoompol Vathakanon + 21 © Chaichoompol Vathakanon Text description provided by the architects. SPC Technocons completes a cantilevered house in Bangkok, Thailand, with integrated design -built approach. © Room magazine Thailand © Anake photo Located in the neighborhood area of Bangkok, Thailand, the 800 square-meter cantilevered house by SPC […]

Wittman Estes brightens up 1960s home in the Pacific Northwest

A rooftop deck, an overhauled kitchen and ample glazing are among the notable features in a 50-year-old dwelling in Washington that has been renovated by US firm Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape. The project, Mercer Modern, takes its name from its location – Mercer Island, a land mass in a freshwater lake just west of […]

Fusca House / BAQUERIZO Arquitectos

Fusca House / BAQUERIZO Arquitectos © Andrés Valbuena + 21 © Andrés Valbuena Text description provided by the architects. The project consists of a 600 m2 residence for a family of five who sought the tranquillity of the countryside and a nice garden with a view. The place is located in a rural urbanization in the […]

Six interiors with pops of Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year Classic Blue

Classic Blue is the colour of 2020, according to Pantone. Here are six interiors that already make the most of the bold shade. Roksanda Ilincic’s house, London, by RA Projects A blue steel-fin stairwell design also functions as a bookshelf in this London home that local studio RA Projects designed for Serbian-born fashion designer Roksanda […]

House in Takamatsu / Fujiwaramuro Architects

House in Takamatsu / Fujiwaramuro Architects © Katsuya. Taira + 34 © Katsuya. Taira Text description provided by the architects. Located in central Takamatsu, this residence is home to a couple with one child. The client requested that the building occupy as much of the lot as possible, ensure privacy, have a built-in garage that […]

Heatherwick Studio unveils glass lobby joining High Line condos Lantern House

British practice Heatherwick Studio has designed a glass lobby to link its High Line-straddling condo towers with a scooped roof that “barely touches” the park above. Thomas Heatherwick’s studio unveiled the Lobby Pavilion today, to follow the release of new renderings and the project’s name Lantern House earlier this year. The structure will link the two […]

Adam Richards models his home on Roman architecture and Soviet science fiction

The brick-clad Nithurst Farm contains grand concrete rooms that are modelled on the Soviet science-fiction film, Stalker. British architect Adam Richards designed the house, which replaced an old farmworker’s cottage in the countryside near the town of Haslemere, England, as his own home. It is intended to evoke the ruin of a Roman villa and contains […]

Sunken steel-clad Brexit Bunker built in garden of London house

Rise Design Studio has sunk a weathered steel-clad extension in the garden of a London house as a sanctuary from the UK’s Brexit-dominated political climate. Dubbed the Brexit Bunker, the small studio provides a place to work or relax. Hot-rolled steel, the same material used in the construction of the railway track directly behind the […]

Haiyang Village / EXH Design

Haiyang Village / EXH Design © Fenfang Lu + 23 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 6894.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Fenfang Lu © Fenfang Lu Text description provided by the architects. Haiyang village is located two hours south of the city of Wuhan, within a hilly, wooded terrain interspersed with […]

Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House in coastal Florida goes up for auction

A red “cannonball” pulley system is among the distinctive features of a 1950s beach house by American architect Paul Rudolph that will be auctioned off next week by Sotheby’s. The Walker Guest House is a highlight of a design auction held twice yearly by Sotheby‘s, which is headquartered in New York. During the Important Design […]

The House On The Roof / Rémy MARCIANO architecte

The House On The Roof / Rémy MARCIANO architecte © Florence Vesval + 17 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 5300.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Florence Vesval ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Adobe, AutoDesk, Decayeux, Francesconi Architectural Light, Otis, Pottery Pots, Trimble © Florence Vesval Text description […]

Reading nook and a hidden room added in London house extension

Architecture practice Thomas-McBrien extended a London house, adding a oak-lined reading nook and a utility room hidden behind a secret door along with a kitchen and dining space. Pale, mortar-washed brick and lightly washed oak joinery were used, said the studio, to create a “calm and relaxing” space. Called Dollis Hill Avenue, the project occupies […]

Mo Residence 80’ / Pure Architect

Mo Residence 80’ / Pure Architect © DOF Sky|Ground + 21 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 350.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: DOF Sky|Ground ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: A.P.K. Dawkoo, AutoDesk, Timbercharm, Trimble Navigation © DOF Sky|Ground Text description provided by the architects. A 30-year-old building […]

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