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Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

August 17, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
The Lakehouse by CollectiveProject

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing

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Children’s scribbles inform terracotta school by Samira Rathod Design Associates

August 16, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
School of Dancing Arches by Samira Rathod Design Associates

Samira Rathod Design Associates have completed a terracotta school building in Gujarat, India with lopsided vaulted roofs that take their shape from a child’s doodles. Called the School of Dancing Arches, the buildings sit surrounded by tobacco fields near the town of Bhadran in the Indian state of Gujarat. The school was conceived as a

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Rise Design Studio adds Douglas fir-lined reading nooks to London house

August 15, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Douglas House by Rise Design Studio

Rise Design Studio has completed an extension for a house in London, cladding the interiors in Douglas fir and creating a reading nooks in windows. Named Douglas House on account of its extensive use of the wood, the only elements of the original house in Kensal Rise that remain are the front and side masonry walls.

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J Mayer H carves house in Germany from a stack of concrete blocks

August 13, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Casa Morgana by J Mayer H

Architecture studio J Mayer H has stripped back a set of brutalist buildings to create a house in Germany that occupies a stack of concrete blocks with mirrored walls. Called Casa Morgana, the house sits in a lush garden designed by artist and landscape architect Tita Giese.  The project has been longlisted for a Dezeen Award. J

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Treehouse is a sloping block of co-living apartments with a tree-filled atrium

August 12, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Treehouse by Bo-Daaa

Architecture studio Bo-Daa has designed Treehouse, a co-living complex in Seoul that is a stack of micro-apartments surrounding a planted atrium in a triangular concrete block. The project, which has been longlisted for a 2019 Dezeen Award, includes 76 small studios and lofts, which all have access to the shared common areas and internal garden

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Alexandra Palace Theatre restoration makes a feature of decades of decay

August 11, 2019 Jon Astbury 0

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has refurbished the long-abandoned east wing and theatre at Alexandra Palace in London, leaving its original surfaces visible in a state of “arrested decay”. The architecture studio has revived the Victorian theatre space, along with the east court exhibition hall and adjoining spaces, conserving them while also upgrading them to meet

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Bergmeisterwolf tops 12th-century wine cellar with bronze funnel

August 10, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Pacherhof wine cellar by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten

Architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf has added a bronze funnel that appears to erupt from the ground above the 12th-century Pacherhof wine cellar in Italy. Modern wine production and tasting facilities are contained within the tower, which connects to the existing cellar via an underground passage. Bergmeisterwolf Architekten’s extension to the Pacherhof wine cellar in South Tyrol

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IFUB designs pair of matching timber houses in Munich

August 8, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Hausfuchs by IFUB in Munich, Germany

German practice IFUB has completed a pair of timber homes in Munich that are subtly differentiated by the direction of their diagonal larch cladding and different coloured blinds. The pair of adjoined homes have been built on the site of a former 1950s house that was in a state of disrepair. All that remains of this original home

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Abandoned building turned into mesh-covered forest events space in Taiwan

August 7, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
The Forest BIG by Divooe Zein Architects

Divooe Zein Architects has turned an abandoned house in a wooded area of a park in Taiwan into a net-covered educational events space called The Forest Big. The Forest Big is in a wooded part of the Shangri-La Park in Miaoli, in an area scattered with the remnants of an old theme park. The project has

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Lovell Burton uses agricultural materials for shed-style Australian house

August 6, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Springhill House, Springhill, Australia, by Lovell Burton Architecture

Architecture studio Lovell Burton has referenced surrounding hay sheds to create a house clad in galvanised steel panels on an agricultural paddock north west of Melbourne. Designed for an author seeking a change from inner-city life, the architecture studio created Springhill House as a rural retreat and place for reflection. The house has been longlisted for

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