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Christ & Gantenbein adds “techno-futuristic” lobby to Oxford Street office

December 8, 2022 Katie Last 0

Swiss studio Christ & Gantenbein has completed its upgrade of UK House on Oxford Street, adding a baroque-influenced lobby informed by the building’s history. The renovation of the Grade II-listed building aims to respond to the need for communicative corporate architecture. Designed to be a welcoming “place of arrival”, the new lobby combines the baroque

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Clementine Blakemore Architects transforms stone barns into accessible holiday homes

December 6, 2022 Katie Last 0

London-based studio Clementine Blakemore Architects has renovated a series of derelict agricultural buildings in Dorset to create the Wraxall Yard accessible holiday homes. The Wraxall Yard complex, which also features a community space and a workshop, is part of a wider project by the owners of the site to provide universal access to the landscape

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Scott Whitby Studio renovates 19th-century Westminster Chapel in London

November 27, 2022 Katie Last 0

Architecture practice Scott Whitby Studio has completed a renovation of the 19th-century Westminster Chapel in London, adding a public social space and upgrading its worship hall. The chapel, which has been overhauled as part of a long-term revitalisation project, now features a large triple-tiered worship space with 1,500 seats, a cafe and a social area.

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Plan Architect designs apartment block for nurses with zigzagging facade

September 16, 2022 Katie Last 0
Nurse Dormitory Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital by Plan Architect

A zigzagging form gives extra privacy to the medical staff living in Thai studio Plan Architect’s nurse dormitory apartment block at Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok. Comprising 523 rooms, the building, which has been shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2022, is formed of 26 floors with diamond-shaped openings at their centres. Plan Architect designed the apartment block

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Angelucci Architects adds tile-clad extension to Victorian terrace house in Melbourne

September 16, 2022 Katie Last 0
Nido House by Angelucci Architects

Australian architecture studio Angelucci Architects has transformed a Victorian brick terrace house into a family home named Nido House in Melbourne, Australia. Located on a street corner in Carlton North — a suburb of Melbourne — the house extension was influenced by Victorian and contemporary design. Nido, which means bird’s nest, was designed to celebrate

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ACT! Studio and Borhaven Arkitekter add “joyous” floating sauna to Oslo harbour

September 15, 2022 Katie Last 0
Bademaschinen by ACT! Studio and Borhaven Arkitekter

Norwegian architecture studios ACT! Studio and Borhaven Arkitekter have created the Bademaschinen floating sauna in Oslo harbour. Set opposite the Snøhetta-designed Oslo Opera House, Bademaschinen was made from a cluster of red and orange buildings containing two saunas and a pair of changing rooms topped by towers. According to the designers Bademaschinen, which translates as “bathing machine” was informed

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Melbourne courtyard house by BKK Architects “explores shades of privacy”

September 14, 2022 Katie Last 0
Keep House by BKK Architects

Australian architecture studio BKK Architects has created Keep House, a home in Melbourne that plays with levels of privacy to stay connected to nature but separated from the nearby public parkland. The home, which was designed for a couple and their teenage children, is located on a wedge-shaped plot of land next to suburban parkland.

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Lake Flato Architects creates rammed-earth ranch house in Marfa

September 8, 2022 Katie Last 0
Marfa Ranch by Lake Flato Architects

American architecture studio Lake Flato has created a ranch house from rammed earth in the desert grasslands of Texas named Marfa Ranch. Located in Marfa, a small art and ranching community between the Chihuahuan Desert and the Davis Mountains, the building was inspired by the early architecture of the region with rooms arranged around a

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Lake Flato Architects creates rammed-earth ranch house in Marfa

September 8, 2022 Katie Last 0
Marfa Ranch by Lake Flato Architects

American architecture studio Lake Flato has created a ranch house from rammed earth in the desert grasslands of Texas named Marfa Ranch. Located in Marfa, a small art and ranching community between the Chihuahuan Desert and the Davis Mountains, the building was inspired by the early architecture of the region with rooms arranged around a

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KKAA YTAA splits Japanese house in two with central courtyard

August 31, 2022 Katie Last 0
House in Front of a School by KKAA YTAA

Architecture studio KKAA YTAA has completed a home with a central courtyard named House in Front of a School in Nara, Japan. Located in the densely populated capital of Japan’s Nara Prefecture, the house was split into two parts that are connected by a bridge across a central courtyard. The unusual arrangement was created as the client wanted

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