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Tim Robinson’s Terrazzo Studio provides a “tropical oasis” in a London garden

April 11, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A studio clad in green terrazzo

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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Phillips Tracey squeezes brick-clad Jupp House onto site of a former garage

April 4, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Local firm Phillips Tracey Architects has created a compact black-brick house in west London, featuring a double-gabled roof that references a pair of garages across the street. Phillips Tracey Architects designed Jupp House to occupy a plot at the end of a garden in Richmond that is owned by the client’s parents. The single-storey Jupp

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Thomas Randall-Page transforms Devon barn into light-filled artist’s studio

April 2, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A cork-clad studio and seating area

Architect Thomas Randall-Page has renovated and updated an agricultural barn in Devon, England, to create a studio and archive space for his father, the sculptor Peter Randall-Page. Peter Randall-Page purchased the barn in 2011 and commissioned his son Thomas’s studio to oversee its conversion into a storage space and archive for his work, which includes

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Gridded steel facade evokes bamboo forest at Hermès store in Tokyo

April 1, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Parisian studio RDAI has designed a store on Tokyo’s prestigious Omotesando Avenue for fashion house Hermès, which was designed to evoke aspects of Japanese nature and culture. The 488-square-metre store is the first freestanding Hermès outlet in Tokyo since the brand opened its Ginza emporium in 2001, which was also designed by RDAI. The latest store occupies a prime

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UNA2 covers Italian public square with bright-red loggia

April 1, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A cyclist beside a red pavilion

Red aluminium slats form an angular canopy atop a structure designed by Italian architecture office UNA2 to shelter part of a public square in the town of Rosignano Marittimo, Italy. UNA2, which is based in nearby Genoa, was commissioned by the local authority to oversee the redevelopment of the Piazza della Repubblica into a versatile,

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Dominique Coulon & Associés adds curved glass extension to library in a renovated French manor

March 28, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Piero Bottero Media Library

Dominique Coulon & Associés has converted a manor house in the French town of Pélissanne into a library with a glass-fronted extension that looks onto a leafy public park. Located in the heart of the formerly fortified town in Provence, the Piero Bottero Media Library is named for a French fiction writer who spent most of

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Office S&M uses “trending colours” for characterful extension to colour consultant’s home

March 27, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A kitchen extension clad in pink concrete

Office S&M has completed a colourful extension to Overcast House in north London, which features on-trend hues such as Millennium Pink and Mint Green. Local studio Office S&M, which is headed by architects Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen, added a ground-floor kitchen extension to the Victorian terraced house in Haringey. As one of the clients works as

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Casanova + Hernandez completes patterned public square based on an Albanian carpet

March 24, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
An aerial view of a patterned public plaza

Dutch studio Casanova + Hernandez has completed a landscaping project in the Albanian village of Shiroka, comprising a waterfront plaza and streetscape that uses granite stones to replicate a traditional carpet pattern. The Rotterdam-based studio was commissioned by the Albanian Development Fund to oversee the redevelopment of the waterfront on the shores of Shkodra Lake,

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Casanova + Hernandez completes patterned public square based on an Albanian carpet

March 24, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
An aerial view of a patterned public plaza

Dutch studio Casanova + Hernandez has completed a landscaping project in the Albanian village of Shiroka, comprising a waterfront plaza and streetscape that uses granite stones to replicate a traditional carpet pattern. The Rotterdam-based studio was commissioned by the Albanian Development Fund to oversee the redevelopment of the waterfront on the shores of Shkodra Lake,

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Charged Voids completes Chandigarh student housing informed by Le Corbusier

March 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A student accommodation block informed by Le Corbusier

Indian architecture studio Charged Voids has designed a student housing block in a suburb of Chandigarh, featuring brightly coloured surfaces and columns that reference the architecture of pioneering modernist Le Corbusier. The accommodation building forms part of the campus of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, which is situated in the Landran district of Mahali –

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