Beijing house by Atelier About Architecture features a storey for a disabled dog

July 23, 2018 India Block 0

The layout, colour scheme, materials and furniture of this house in Beijing have been built to cater to the needs of the owner’s disabled dog. Atelier About Architecture created Dog House for a client whose pet suffers from a congenital joint disease. The house’s basement is largely the dog’s space. It has been designed with soft flooring to be gentle on

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Fijal House by Mole Architects borrows details from Ely cathedral

July 23, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

The sawtooth brick facades and steeply pitched roof of this house designed by Mole Architects in Ely, Cambridgeshire, are derived from architectural features found at the city’s famous cathedral. The Cambridge-based studio was tasked with developing a two-storey family house on a plot in Ely’s central conservation area. Fijal House replaces a garage on a site

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Delson or Sherman Architects upgrades Fire Island House to withstand hurricanes

July 22, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

This house on New York’s Fire Island escaped Hurricane Sandy unscathed, despite its exposed beachfront location, thanks to an overhaul from Delson or Sherman Architects. Updates to the Fire Island House were completed just before the Category 3 storm struck the US Eastern Seaboard in 2012. The barrier islands along the south of New York’s

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Crushed tiles used to create terrazzo details in Laia and Biel’s House in Barcelona

July 22, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Terrazzo grout made from crushed tiles and a long spruce plywood storage wall feature in this renovated Barcelona flat by Spanish firm TEd’A. The apartment provides a Barcelona base for Laia and Biel Huguet, owners of Mallorcan tile brand Huguet, in the city’s Gracia district. Its 65-square-metre interior is arranged across three consecutive rooms, with a

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Two brothers share La Fraternelle retreat by Atelier Pierre Thibault

July 21, 2018 James Brillon 0

The brothers that commissioned Quebec City-based Atelier Pierre Thibault to create them a shared weekend house each have a separate black block to accommodate their family. Completed last year, La Fraternelle – or The Brotherly – is located in Charlevoix, a popular ski destination outside Quebec City. The clients tasked Atelier Pierre Thibault with completing

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Escolano + Steegmann creates apartment that recalls rooftops of Barcelona

July 21, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Bold geometric shapes and terracotta tiles are used to reference the city rooftops in Escolano + Steegmann’s renovation of an apartment in Barcelona. Called Casa Conxita, the 84-square-metre apartment has a linear, east-west layout that looks out onto the street at one end and into a courtyard at the other. The plan is divided lengthways into two zones

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Framestudio refurbishes mid-century Sea Ranch Cabin in northern California

July 20, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Design collective Framestudio has restored a 1960s cabin originally built by American architect Joseph Esherick as a model for low-cost holiday housing. The Sea Ranch Cabin is one of a series of Demonstration Homes designed by Esherick, who practised in the San Francisco Bay Area. The cabin is surrounded by redwood trees in the planned community known

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Latest MINI Living Urban Cabin references “dynamic construction of Los Angeles”

July 20, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter of MINI Living and architect David Freeland explain how the micro home they built on a Los Angeles rooftop responds to the city in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie. MINI Living collaborated with local architecture firm FreelandBuck to create the tiny home, which was installed on the roof

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Handwerk outfits Fifth Avenue Kitchen in Harlem with clever storage solutions

July 19, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Interior design studio Handwerk has retrofitted the kitchen in a New York apartment with features including a pegboard wall for hanging mugs, aprons and other items, to make the most of the small space. Handwerk Art and Design redesigned the gallery-style Fifth Avenue Kitchen for a couple that makes documentary films, after first seeing how

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Bloco Arquitetos gives “abstract character” to Cora House in Brasília

July 19, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

A stark white palette is used both outside and in this Brazilian home, designed by local firm Bloco Arquitetos as a series of angular volumes on a steep site. Cora House is situated on a sloping property in Brasília, and the incline of the land played a pivotal role in the massing of the building.

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OJT creates compact “starter home” for skinny site in New Orleans

July 18, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture firm Office of Jonathan Tate has designed a tall, narrow dwelling in Louisiana that offers a new approach towards entry-level homes in America. The project – Starter Home No 1, 3106 St Thomas – is located in New Orleans’ Irish Channel neighbourhood, which runs alongside the Mississippi River. It is the first completed dwelling in a

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Naturehumaine adds rodded stairwell to Bessborough Residence in Montreal

July 17, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Canadian studio Naturehumaine has overhauled a 1950s duplex in Montreal, placing a slatted black volume at its centre alongside other stark contemporary surfaces. Bessborough Residence is single-family home in the Canadian city’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, whose ground floor was revamped by local design studio Naturehumaine. Spanning 900 square feet (85 square metres), the project involved the renovation of the main

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Cutler Anderson designs Studio/Bunkhouse for dad’s work and daughter’s sleepovers

July 17, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A principal at US firm Cutler Anderson Architects has created a small outbuilding at his residence overlooking the Puget Sound, which serves as both his studio and a place for his daughter to bring friends. Architect James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects created the Studio/Bunkhouse for his home on an island near Seattle. The goal

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Aketuri Architektai use grey tones to create contemporary family apartment in Vilnius

July 17, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Lithuanian practice Aketuri Architektai has paired pale grey interiors with dark timber joinery for this family apartment in Vilnius. The apartment,  which is shared by a couple and their young child, is set within a recently-built residential development. Being frequent travellers, they approached local practice Aketuri Architektai to create a series of contemporary yet comfortable rooms

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Gensler designs pair of triangular skyscrapers on Sri Lankan coast

July 17, 2018 India Block 0

The Gensler-designed Sapphire Residences in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be connected by a sky bridge topped with a swimming pool, and have interiors by Philippe Starck. US architectural firm Gensler designed the skyscrapers for developer ITC Hotels. The shorter tower will be a 140-metre-tall hotel, while the taller one will reach 224 metres and will be

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Craig Steely positions Pam and Paul’s House on hillside in Silicon Valley

July 16, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

US studio Craig Steely Architecture has created a two-level home for a sloped site in northern California, with vast stretches of glass that overlook the treetops. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the residence – called Pam and Paul’s House – is located in Cupertino – the city where Apple has its vast headquarters.

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Atelier Ordinaire’s house in Beaune is made almost entirely from wood

July 16, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

French architecture studio Atelier Ordinaire has completed a prefabricated house in the Bourgogne region featuring an interior lined with knotted timber boards to complement the surrounding nature. The Strasbourg-based studio founded by architect Thomas Walter in 2014 has completed a series of energy-efficient prefabricated houses that are constructed almost entirely from timber. The property in

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Normal Studio refurbish Appartement N°50 in Le Corbusier’s iconic Cité Radieuse

July 15, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

French duo Normal Studio have become the latest designers to overhaul an apartment inside Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse building in Marseille. Jean-Marc Drut is the owner of Appartement N°5, one of 337 homes inside the housing block that is one of Le Corbusier’s most famous designs. Every year he hands over his home to a new

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Neumann Monson turns Iowa farmhouse from “dog’s dinner” into liveable home

July 14, 2018 James Brillon 0

Neumann Monson Architects has restored a 1850s farmhouse in Iowa, stripping away a series of poorly coordinated additions before updating it for the owners’ “modern” lifestyle. Located outside Iowa City, the Foster Road Retreat is a single-bedroom residence that overlooks the Iowa River. The original building dates back over 150 years, but had been updated

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Gold paint drips down green mural at Chelsea Pied-à-Terre by Stadt Architecture

July 14, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Vancouver’s “lush” Stanley Park provided the cues for a painterly green and gold mural in this New York apartment, which local studio Stadt Architecture has renovated for a Canadian couple. Located in the city’s Chelsea neighbourhood, the 550-square-foot (51-square-metre) post-war apartment belongs to clients who spend most of their time in Vancouver. The project is

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