Located on a commercial street about thirty minutes by train from the center of Tokyo, within walking distance from Shiki Station in Saitama Prefecture, this steel-frame multi-tenant building has four stories above ground and one below. The city of Shiki prospered as a commercial area on the banks of the Shingashi River during the Edo period, and in modern times developed as a major stop on the Tobu-Tojo railway line.
Architect Tim Robinson has designed and built a studio and workshop at the end of his garden in east London, featuring walls made from green terrazzo chosen to blend with the garden’s tropical planting. Robinson, who heads creative design and architecture studio Sonn, wanted to add a new space for working and relaxing in the
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Reclaimed brick and metal panels form the exterior of a residential and commercial project in Colorado’s capital, designed by local firm Tres Birds Workshop. Called the S*PARK, the mixed-use development totalling 100,000-square-feet (9,290-square-metres) – a full city block – is located near downtown Denver in the Five Points neighbourhood. Local studio Tres Birds Workshop served as
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Japanese-Australian architecture studio Atelier Luke has renovated an old Kyoto row house, giving the narrow home a black-stained timber ceiling to create “a spacious void of shadows”. Named Terrace House near Demachiyanagi, the home has a historic facade that Atelier Luke restored while bringing contemporary Japanese and Australian design sensibilities into the interior. The studio started
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For this lookbook, we’ve rounded up ten home interiors decorated in pastel tints that show how ice-cream colours can give spaces a fresh, calming look. The selection from our archive, which includes bathrooms to bedrooms and kitchens, shows how pastels – made by adding white to pure colours to make them more luminous and less
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Architecture studio DF_DC has designed a concrete apartment block overlooking Lake Lugano in the south of Switzerland that has a concrete exoskeleton so that the interior spaces are “free to change over time”. Named after its street, Via Carona 6 contains 14 private-rental apartments that are shielded from the road by a concrete wall that was informed
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British practice David Chipperfield Architects has realised 11-19 Jane Street, an apartment building in New York with a ruddy-hued facade of brick and coloured concrete. The new six-storey building, which replaces a parking garage that dated from the 1920s, is located in the city’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. To complement the mix of 19th and 20th-century
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This video shows a fly-through of Nüwa, which has been designed by architecture studio ABIBOO to be the first permanent city on Mars. Powered by solar energy and growing its own food, the self-sustaining city of Nüwa would be built into a cliff face on Mars. According to its architect, ABIBOO founder Alfredo Munoz, the city
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Tall enclosures lined with patinated steel panels feature in this revamped apartment in New York City, designed by local architecture firm BC—OA. The project, called S-M-L Loft, is located in a cast-iron building dating from 1880 in the city’s Soho district. New York firm BC—OA renovated the rectangular 2,500-square-feet (232-square-metres) apartment in the historic building,
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Italian architecture studio Dodi Moss has created the characterful and space-efficient House for a Sea Dog loft apartment on the upper floors of a 17th-century building in Genoa. The studio, which has offices in Genoa and Pisa, designed the apartment for a young naval engineer who spends long periods away from home, often in very confined
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