Mexico City studios redesign 1940s house for Design Week Mexico

Mexico City architects and design studios have transformed a run-down villa into a design hub for this year’s Design Week Mexico. Organised by México Territorio Creativo (MXTC), the Design House is a three-storey residence with rooms curated by local studios to showcase a range of talent and materials. “Professionals in architecture, design and interior design […]

Kapsimalis Architects converts caves for summer houses on Greek island

The vaulted forms and underground caves of an old house on the Greek island of Santorini have been converted into a holiday home complex by Kapsimalis Architects. Located in the town of Fira, the components of the existing compound –  including walled courtyards, a donkey barn and three small caves for storage  – have been […]

Baugruppe House / No Architects

Baugruppe House / No Architects © Studio Flusser + 36 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectNo Architects AreaArea of this architecture project Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 PhotographerCreated with Sketch. Studio Flusser ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Atin, Ekols Praha s.r.o., Truhlářství Jan Buš, Truhlářství Petr Toman Unit […]

House XI / Nacho Carbó arquitecto

House XI / Nacho Carbó arquitecto © Germán Cabo + 27 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectNacho Carbó arquitecto AreaArea of this architecture project Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2017 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Panel Omega Zeta © Germán Cabo Text description provided by the architects. XI House […]

House Between Park And Farm / Hiroto Kawaguchi

House Between Park And Farm / Hiroto Kawaguchi © Yosuke Ohtake + 26 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectHiroto Kawaguchi AreaArea of this architecture project Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2017 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Aica, AutoDesk, Flame, JFE steel, Sanwacompany, Toto, Trimble Navigation © Yosuke Ohtake Text […]

Populo Tourist Apartments / Salworks

Populo Tourist Apartments / Salworks Cortesia de Salworks + 45 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectSalworks AreaArea of this architecture project Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 Unit m2 Lead Architects Rui Sabino de Sousa, Gonçalo Cordeiro Project Team Rodrigo Ourique, Tiago Ventura Engineering SOPSEC açores More Specs Less Specs Cortesia de […]

Cabins in Ontario by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple topped with massive hip roofs

Shiplap siding, glazed walls and large hip roofs form the exterior of holiday homes designed by Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects for an upscale resort island in Ontario‘s Muskoka region. The Bigwin Island Club Cabins are part of a planned community on a 210-hectare island in the Lake of Bays, located about 260 kilometres north […]

Mas Fernandez designs BL House to embrace natural setting in Valparaíso

A folded metal roof tops this holiday home by Chilean firm Mas Fernandez Arquitectos, which was built using simple, cost-effective materials. The BL House is located in Aguas Claras, a coastal area in Chile‘s Valparaíso region. Nestled within a hilly, tree-covered landscape, the house was designed to provide a strong connection to the “peaceful, native […]

Very Studio brings light to Taiwan’s Sunny Apartment with vaulted ceiling

Arches spring up across the ceiling of this apartment in Taiwan, which Very Studio has overhauled to appear more bright and spacious. Set within a residential block in the city of Taichung, the Sunny Apartment previously featured a light-starved living area with poor ventilation – a majority of the home’s windows had been isolated to […]

John Ronan creates affordable housing in Chicago with colourful balconies and a library

A spectrum of vivid hues were incorporated throughout a mixed-use building in Chicago by John Ronan Architects that contains a public library at ground level and low-cost senior housing up above. The Independence Library and Apartments are located in the Irving Park district on the city’s Northwest Side. The area features a mix of historic and […]

Japanese house has hidden courtyards for growing fruit and drying laundry

Three internal courtyards in a timber-clad bungalow designed by Osaka-based practice Arbol in Akashi, Japan, provide space for growing food and drying clothes. Located in a quiet neighbourhood, the rooms of minimalist House in Akashi turn inwards to these courtyards, with only a few small openings made in the wood-clad elevations looking out to the […]

Fleet House / Stanton Williams

Fleet House / Stanton Williams © Jack Hobhouse + 42 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectStanton Williams AreaArea of this architecture project 388.0 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 Photographs © Jack Hobhouse Urban repair. A sensitive addition to the Hampstead Conservation Area, Fleet House by Stanton Williams reinterprets the historic […]

Smart Zendo / Sim-Plex Design Studio

Smart Zendo / Sim-Plex Design Studio + 38 Interiors DesignersAuthors of this architecture projectSim-Plex Design Studio AreaArea of this architecture project 49.2 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 © Patrick Lam Interpretation Of Smart Living With The Spiritual Details of ZenUrbanites are busy in working and they always eager to […]

Decorative tiled floors reveal original room layout of renovated Barcelona apartments

Architecture studio Vora has created an interplay of old and new inside these five Barcelona apartments, by arranging walls to highlight the original patterned tile floors. Set inside a grey, austere residential building called Vallirana 47, the apartments have been overhauled by locally-based studio Vora to blend old and new elements. “We worked with the […]

Wood Slat Shotgun House / Austigard Arkitektur

Wood Slat Shotgun House / Austigard Arkitektur © Ivan Brodey + 15 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectAustigard Arkitektur AreaArea of this architecture project 51.0 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Fritzøe, Futonota, Graphisoft, Moelven Limtre, Thaugland Photographs © Ivan Brodey Text description […]

Twine house is topped by a twisting continuous concrete slab

Designer Antony Gibbon has visualised a conceptual house called Twine, which sits under a wave-like piece of concrete within a landscape of rolling hills. Gibbon conceived Twine as a twisting concrete structure, which reflects the hills surrounding as a “series of organic forms”. It takes its name directly from the word Twine, which means to twist strands of material together, […]

Clayton & Little carefully updates mid-century Balcones Residence in Austin

Original brickwork, mahogany panelling and a new guest casita are featured in this 1950s Texas dwelling that has been meticulously renovated by local studio Clayton & Little. The Balcones Residence was originally designed by Roland Roessner, a University of Texas professor and prominent architect of modern-style homes. The brick dwelling sits adjacent to an historic […]

Living Barra Grande / NR Arquitetura

Living Barra Grande / NR Arquitetura Cortesia de NR Arquitetura + 17 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectNR Arquitetura Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Autodesk, Bruno de Carvalho, Fonseca Shop, Jader Almeida, Lattoog, OMNILIGHT, Ronald Sasson, Uniflex Cortesia de NR Arquitetura Text description […]

Tractor shed converted into house clad in scorched wood

HeathWalker has turned a tractor shed in Hertfordshire into a house clad in timber cut from trees on the client’s own land and scorched using a blowtorch. Called the Tractor Shed, the house was built for for an artist who grew up in a farmhouse, with a “love of open landscape and barn-like spaces but also […]

Shipwreck tower set to become Czech Republic’s tallest building

A red shipwreck crashes into this high-rise, which Black n’ Arch and sculptor David Černý have designed for developer Trigema on the outskirts of Prague. The shipwreck will envelop the 135-metre-high building, named Top Tower, which is expected to become the tallest building in Czech Republic and contain a mix of housing and office spaces. Its […]

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