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TYPE transforms stone barn into home in the English countryside

September 19, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Devon barn conversion

Architecture studio TYPE has converted the dilapidated Redhill Barn in Devon, England, into a house that retains its 200-year-old stone walls. London-based TYPE oversaw the conversion of Redhill Barn, which occupies a secluded spot within a 25-acre site that was previously part of a large farming estate, as part of a wider project to turn the agricultural

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Fig House by Stemmer Rodrigues appears supported by a natural rock formation

September 18, 2021 James Brillon 0
Fig House by Stemmer Rodrigues

Large stones conceal a single column supporting the upper level of this concrete house near Porto Alegre, Brazil, configured to protect the roots of a centennial fig tree. Designed by local architects Stemmer Rodrigues, the Casa Figueira – or Fig House – is a modernist-style concrete house in Eldorado do Sul, a residential community that

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Patio Estudio fills “introverted” home in Argentina with internal patios

August 24, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Casa Mono by Patio Estudio

Argentinian practice Patio Estudio has completed a concrete and stone home in the city of Córdoba that features living spaces arranged around a checkerboard of 11 planted patios. Casa Mono was designed for a couple who wanted a private, “introverted” retreat that also had a strong connection to the outdoors. Patio Estudio slightly raised the

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Emmanuelle Simon designs “welcoming” Parisian bakery

July 29, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Liberté bakery in Paris

Interior architecture studio Emmanuelle Simon used arched shelving coves, sandy tones and rounded furniture in the Liberté bakery in Paris. Founder of Boulangeries Liberté Mickael Benichou gave Emmanuelle Simon free rein to create “a unique spot” in the 25-square-metre space. The designers aimed to create cosy interiors that would prompt visitors to stay inside for a little

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Tiago Sousa inserts brick house into stone ruin in Portugal

June 26, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
The studio added a brick extension

Portuguese architect Tiago Sousa has renovated the remains of a traditional house in the village of Romarigães by inserting a brick volume into an existing stone shell. Called Box, the new two-bedroom house in Portugal does not extend beyond the footprint of the original building. Instead, openings, terraces and balconies slot into the old stone

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The Dezeen guide to stone in architecture, interiors and design

May 27, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A walkway built with sandstone

Thinking of using stone in your project? Our latest Dezeen guide includes 15 popular types of natural rock used in architecture, interiors and design with links to hundreds of examples to inspire your own work. Alabaster Alabaster is a soft, fine-grained stone that has been used for centuries to carve elaborate forms and ornaments. However,

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Diana Kellogg Architects creates oval-shaped school in India’s Thar Desert

May 15, 2021 James Parkes 0

New York-based studio Diana Kellogg Architects looked to symbols of femininity for its design of an oval-shaped all-girls school in India made from local sandstone. Located in the Thar Desert in the north of India, the Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School was built to educate and teach over 400 girls between the ages of five and sixteen. Diana Kellogg

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Curving stone walls allow Xerolithi vacation house to merge with Greek island landscape

May 1, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Aerial view of Xerolithi house by Sinas Architects

Greek studio Sinas Architects has built a house on the island of Serifos, taking cues from local dry stone walls to make the building as inconspicuous as possible. The walls of the two-bedroom house are designed to look like the stone retaining walls that are typical of Greek landscapes. Known locally as xerolithies, these low walls

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Grey stone clads Casa Texcal in Mexico by HGR Arquitectos

March 30, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0

Mexican firm HGR Arquitectos has completed Casa Texcal, a holiday home formed of intersecting gabled volumes wrapped in local stone and large stretches of glass. Casa Texcal is located in Tepoztlán, a mountain town that lies about 80 kilometres south of Mexico City. The area is home to the ruins of El Tepozteco, an Aztec

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Smartvoll creates stone spa as “a 21st-century temple of relaxation”

March 8, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The floor plan for a private spa by Smartvoll

Architecture studio Smartvoll has completed a private spa in the Austrian village of Hinterbrühl with vertical and horizontal stone blocks used to enclose its various functional zones. The spa pavilion, which is connected to a villa built at the turn of the 20th century by a tunnel, was designed by Vienna-based Smartvoll to be “a 21st-century temple of

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