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Archi-Tectonics envelops Manhattan townhouse in “climate skin”

June 11, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
512GW Townhouse beside its neighbours

New York City studio Archi-Tectonics has added three storeys and a skin of folding slats to a home in SoHo. The 512GW Townhouse was doubled in size with the extension by Archi-Tectonics, which built on the narrow structure’s original four storeys to create eight levels for a family to occupy. To unify the original building

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Hale Mau’u by Walker Warner Architects sits low in the Hawaiian landscape

May 28, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Sunset behind Hale Mau-u house and pool

Shallow-gabled roofs allow the pavilions of this holiday home by Walker Warner Architects to embrace the gentle volcanic slope of Hawaii’s Big Island. The vacation property is named Hale Mau’u – hale means house in Hawaiian, and mau’u is a type of native grass. It sits on the western shore of the archipelago’s largest island,

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Wutopia Lab creates dreamlike minimalist forest in Huzhou

February 26, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
White Upland by Wutopia Lab

A three-petal motif is repeated as canopies, skylights and screen perforations across this ethereal landscape by Wutopia Lab, located outside a sales office in Huzhou, China. The temporary White Upland project spans 3,296 square metres of land beside a sales centre for the Shanghai Huijian Investment Co in Zhejiang province, west of Wutopia Lab’s home

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Office S&M injects bold colours into renovated Mo-tel House in London

January 29, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Mo-tel House by Office S&M

An abundance of bright hues and recycled materials were used by London studio Office S&M to renovate a Georgian townhouse in Islington. The Mo-tel House project involved remodelling the lower ground floor of a home owned by the founder of online fashion rental service On Loan and her family. The company promotes reusing garments rather

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Skylights replace windows at House with a Light Void by FujiwaraMuro Architects

January 28, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
House with Light Void by FujiwaraMuro Architects

Five cement-clad boxes illuminated from above are hidden within this almost windowless house in Japan’s Hyogo prefecture, designed by FujiwaraMuro Architects. House with a Light Void is located on a site surrounded by residential streets on three sides and a lack of captivating views. To appease privacy-conscious clients, Japanese architecture firm FujiwaraMuro Architects chose to

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Buckley Gray Yeoman gives Panagram office in London a “retro-pop aesthetic”

January 25, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Panagram by Buckley Gray Yeoman

UK architecture studio Buckley Gray Yeoman has revived a 1980s office building in Central London, creating colourful spaces using painted ductwork, translucent curtains and speckled terrazzo. The newly opened Panagram encompasses 4,830 square metres in the city’s Clerkenwell neighbourhood and offers rentable office spaces across multiple levels. Using the original building’s pink granite cladding as

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Rodman Paul Architects renovates Bay Walk bungalow in Fire Island Pines

March 21, 2019 Dan Howarth 0
Bay Walk by Rodman Paul Architects

Rodman Paul Architects has overhauled a single-storey home on New York’s Fire Island, opening up views from the living space to the swimming pool and bay beyond. The property is located at 248 Bay Walk in Fire Island Pines – one of several communities dotted along the barrier island, which is accessible from the city

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Rodman Paul Architects renovates Bay Walk bungalow in Fire Island Pines

March 21, 2019 Dan Howarth 0
Bay Walk by Rodman Paul Architects

Rodman Paul Architects has overhauled a single-storey home on New York’s Fire Island, opening up views from the living space to the swimming pool and bay beyond. The property is located at 248 Bay Walk in Fire Island Pines – one of several communities dotted along the barrier island, which is accessible from the city

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McDonald’s HQ in Chicago includes Hamburger University for new recruits

March 20, 2019 Dan Howarth 0
McDonald's Headquarters by IA Interior Architects and Studio O+A

Fast-food company McDonald’s has moved into a new headquarters in Chicago, where employees have access to a multitude of workspaces and new hires are enrolled in a collegiate experience. When McDonald’s made the decision to transplant from it home of 47 years in Oak Brook to a nine-storey building in the West Loop, the company

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Five hotels and guest houses in Tulum for escaping to the jungle and beach

March 18, 2019 Dan Howarth 0
Hotel Jungle Keva by Jaque Studio

Mexican town Tulum has transformed from a sleepy hippie community to a lively tourist destination in a few short years. We’ve selected five design-focused accommodation options in the tropical forest and along the turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya resort. Jungle Keva Palm leaf-lined ceilings meet wooden fixtures and furnishings inside the “small village” of

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