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House built from 100 different plant-based materials unveiled at Dutch Design Week

October 20, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
The Exploded View Beyond Building, a house made from biomaterials by Biobased Creations

Eco-design studio Biobased Creations has built a showhome almost entirely from biomaterials including wood, mycelium, seaweed, straw and vegetable fibres as well as earth and sewage. Unveiled at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven this week, the house showcases 100 different plant-based or natural materials that are either commercially available already or coming to market soon.

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Two angular wings form Quebec chalet by Atelier Pierre Thibault

October 19, 2021 James Brillon 0

A glass walkway connects both halves of this holiday home overlooking Quebec’s Brome Lake, which Atelier Pierre Thibault designed to offer a variety of outdoor spaces that connect the house to its natural surroundings. Lac-Brome Residence is located in the sought-after destination outside Montreal, popular for secondary residences given its proximity to ski resorts in

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Park and Polk / Jonathan Segal Architect

October 18, 2021 Pilar Caballero 0

Once the site of a large church, this empty site sat unoccupied as a blighted fenced dirt lot for nearly 10 years. Jonathan Segal FAIA acquired the site and through the community review process, the building’s mass and program developed.

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The Continental Apartments / Jonathan Segal Architect

October 17, 2021 Pilar Caballero 0

In Little Italy, San Diego there is a shortage of apartments at a price point working class people can afford. This is driving people farther away from the city and creating a further reliance on the automobile. One of the main impetus for this increase in costs is parking. Parking takes up a tremendous amount of space, drives up construction costs, and delays construction.

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FWS_work designs Residence W as a tranquil retreat in the city

October 17, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Residence W by FWS_work

Interior design studio FWS_work has used natural materials and neutral colours to complete this calming apartment renovation in Xinpu, Taiwan, designed to offer the owner a refuge from his busy job as a pilot. Dubbed Residence W, the apartment was intended as an antidote to city life, with its entry, kitchen, reading, dining and living

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Jackson Clements Burrows designs mass-timber student accommodation in Melbourne

October 17, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
The facade has a multicoloured look

Australian studio Jackson Clements Burrows has completed a mass-timber student accommodation scheme at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria, which has been shortlisted in the housing category of Dezeen Awards 2021. Two sweeping arcs providing accommodation for 642 students hug a central courtyard on the 18,000-square-metre site, which is the first to complete in a

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Ratio Building Tri_Poly / Maaps Architects

October 16, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

Among the new real estate consumption trends, there is the neologism called ‘Young-kkel Generation’ which means that young people borrow money from banks and their entire family members as much as possible desperately to buy their own house. ‘Yeong-kkel generation’ is an expression of anxiety created by the young generation’s fear that they cannot buy their own houses in the future due to a sharp rise in house prices. This situation is getting so serious.

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Extended eaves shelter garden of Imaise House by Tatsuya Kawamoto + Associates

October 16, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A house with overhanging roof eaves

Japanese studio Tatsuya Kawamoto + Associates has created a house in the city of Ichinomiya, Japan, with exaggerated eaves that shelter an outdoor living space and garden. The dwelling, named Imaise House, is situated on a private side road in a densely populated district. It is shortlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

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Home Studios renovates Fort Greene Townhouse designed for entertaining

October 15, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Fort Greene Townhouse brownstone renovation by Home Studios

The gut renovation of a Brooklyn brownstone for a chef and their family led Home Studios to create spaces intended for hosting dinner parties. Built in 1901, the three-storey Fort Greene Townhouse required an entire overhaul following an earlier “underwhelming” renovation that left its spaces lacking in character. Brooklyn-based Home Studios, which is shortlisted for

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