Triangles of light animate perforated aluminium facade of Tel Aviv home by Pitsou Kedem Architects

September 19, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Light and movement can be glimpsed through triangular openings in the white aluminium facade of D3 House, a Tel Aviv home designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects. The three-storey, 670-square-metre property is located in Herzliya Pituach, a luxurious beachfront neighbourhood to the north of the city. While the upper section of the property presents a facade of exposed architectural concrete, the

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10 extraordinary homes you can explore during Open House London

September 17, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

More than 800 buildings open up their doors for Open House London this weekend, including an assortment of unique houses and residential projects. Dezeen editor Amy Frearson reveals the 10 you should visit while you can, including a house with red metal walls and a micro flat. Valetta House by Office S&M Catrina Stewart and

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Coil + Drift and Cold Picnic style renovated Prospects Heights Townhouse

September 16, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Brooklyn firm Hatchet Design Build has enlisted New York studios Coil + Drift and Cold Picnic to choose textiles, furniture and lighting for a 19th-century residence in the borough. Hatchet Design Build completed a major overhaul of the landmarked building in the Prospect Heights neighbourhood in 2017, creating two family homes within the six-storey property.

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Deborah Berke Partners completes low-slung black residence in Connecticut

September 15, 2018 James Brillon 0

This low-slung residence in rural Connecticut, completed by New York firm Deborah Berke Partners, is clad in black siding to blend into the surrounding forest. The Sackett Hill House is located in the town of Warren, roughly two hours from New York City by car. The home sits on an expansive property that enjoys distant

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Seven examples of how you can use colour blocking in the kitchen

September 15, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Colour blocking, a technique that involves pairing two or more bold colours together, is a popular trend in interior design, and can be easily achieved in the kitchen by contrasting cabinets with countertops and wall finishes. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy picks seven examples that each explore different shades. Stine Goya headquarters, Denmark, by Reform Danish

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Guillem Carrera’s care home in northern Spain encourages residents to socialise

September 14, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Architect Guillem Carrera has completed an environmentally friendly elderly care home and day centre on a wedge-shaped plot in the Spanish village of Blancafort. The passive building functions as both a residential old age home and a day centre where the retired inhabitants of Blancafort, and its neighbouring municipalities, can come to socialise. Spanish architect Carrera ensured

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Edmonds + Lee draws on California modernism for The Austin interiors

September 13, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

US studio Edmonds + Lee has modelled the lobby inside this residential building in San Francisco on a cosy mid-century living room, including a huge, metal-clad chimney, wooden panelling and a weathered rug. The Austin is a 100-unit residential building, comprising three stepped, glazed volumes encased with white frames. It was designed by local firm

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Framestudio uses cedar and plywood for Los Altos Poolhouse in northern California

September 13, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Design collective Framestudio has added an indoor pool to a Silicon Valley home, for clients who travel frequently and wanted to create their own version of a hotel spa. The Los Altos Poolhouse is an extension to a ranch-style dwelling in Los Altos, which lies southeast of San Francisco. Encompassing 540 square feet (50 square

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SHoP Architects’ skinny New York tower passes supertall height

September 11, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Construction images reveal that the world’s skinniest skyscraper, 111 West 57th by SHoP Architects, has gained supertall status. Photos taken by Andrew Campbell Nelson show the residential tower as construction completes on its third setback – one of a series designed by New York firm SHoP to gradually narrow the already svelte structure towards the top. The milestone means that 111

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3D-printing could enable people to build their own houses “at the touch of a button”

September 11, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

The latest installment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores a plan to build multi-storey housing with 3D-printers, a technique that the project’s architects claim will enable people to design and build their own houses quickly and easily. The Eindhoven University of Technology, together with local architecture studio Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten,

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Safdie Architects’ Qorner tower for Quito to feature “hillside of terraces”

September 11, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Volumes stagger in and out to create planted balconies and overhangs at the edges of this residential tower that Moshe Safdie’s architecture firm has revealed for Quito, Ecuador. Safdie Architects has designed the 24-storey Qorner for a small corner plot along Avenida Portugal – a busy shopping street in the Ecuadorian capital. Floors will comprise a

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Cabin Fever exhibition traces history of rustic dwellings in North America

September 11, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Historic log structures, A-frame huts and modern holiday homes feature in a sweeping exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which chronicles the development of cabins in North America over the past few centuries. Occupying the entire second floor of the gallery, Cabin Fever explores the North American cabin as an architectural form and a cultural

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Pace Jefford Moore founder builds himself bright orange Passivhaus in south London

September 11, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architect Chris Moore has built an environmentally friendly home with bright orange walls in south London, which has become controversial after being shortlisted for this year’s Carbuncle Cup. Moore, one of the three founders of Pace Jefford Moore Architects, designed his distinctive three-bedroom house to meet Passivhaus standards, which are awarded to buildings that are extremely sustainable. The house became

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Frank Lloyd Wright house intended for Taliesin architecture school up for sale

September 10, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The Phoenix residence that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son is back on the market, because funding to support its donation to the School of Architecture at Taliesin fell through. David and Gladys Wright House owner Zach Rawling has listed the spiralling property in the Arizona city’s Arcadia neighbourhood for nearly $13 million (£10 million), after coming to a “mutual

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Stack House by FreelandBuck is lodged into steep hillside in LA

September 10, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

US architecture firm FreelandBuck has completed a multi-level Los Angeles home with off-kilter volumes, curved internal walls and a rentable guest house sandwiched in the middle. The Stack House is located in the Mount Washington neighbourhood in northeast LA. The speculative home, which is currently for sale, was built on a hillside that presented various challenges.

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Ström Architects unveils renderings of British seaside getaway

September 10, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Expanses of glazing meet darkened wood in this contemporary holiday home designed by British practice Ström Architects, which will be erected on the Isle of Wight coast. Island Rest house will be set within a sloping creek that overlooks the Solent, a 20-mile strait of water that divides the Isle of Wight from mainland England.

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Conrad Architects divides Melbourne townhouse into informal and formal living areas

September 9, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Conrad Architects has brought a contemporary touch to a townhouse in Melbourne, creating distinct living spaces for different times of the day. The downstairs living space in the Hornsby Residence is clearly divided into two primary zones: a formal sitting room in the front of the house, and a more informal dining are at the rear

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Zaha Hadid’s Miami Beach apartment was furnished with her own designs

September 8, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Photos have surfaced of the apartment that late architect Zaha Hadid designed for herself in Miami Beach, after the property sold. Hadid’s design signature is evident throughout the three-bed, four-bath private residence in the W Hotel tower on Collins Avenue. Measuring 2,541 square feet (236 square metres), the southeast corner unit overlooks the Atlantic Ocean

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Subtropical greenery surrounds cedar-clad Tokyo home

September 8, 2018 India Block 0

Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects has designed a house in Tokyo with a glazed ground floor to connect it to the surrounding tropical garden. The architect designed Todoroki House for a client who wanted to live in Tokyo’s city centre, but have a house surrounded by nature. “The Todoroki Ravine is a windy location. Running through a dense

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