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Wood screens and green courtyards define apartment block in Mallorca by OHLAB

December 1, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Sliding panels of thin wooden slats provide shade and ventilation to the interiors of this apartment block in Palma on the island of Mallorca, designed by local architecture studio OHLAB. Located on the popular Paseo Mallorca, the block contains 15 apartments with a basement spa and gym for residents, organised around a courtyard and private

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Casa Ventura “floats on top of the hill” its built on says Tatiana Bilbao

December 1, 2022 Amina Amber 0

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao explains how her concrete Casa Ventura house responds to the topography of its hilltop site in the latest instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim. The video features Casa Ventura, a large family home that emerges from a forested hillside overlooking the city of Monterrey, Mexico. Speaking

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TAA adds contemporary extension to traditional Toulouse chartreuse house

December 1, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Local architecture office TAA has completed House M in Toulouse, France, featuring a glass-and-concrete extension that contrasts with the existing brick-clad chartreuse-style dwelling. Taillandier Architectes Associés (TAA) was asked to modernise a traditional property in Toulouse’s Minimes neighbourhood to meet the needs of a family of four. House M sits on a long and narrow

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Drew Mandel Architects completes a multi-textural house in a Canadian forest

November 30, 2022 Kate Mazade 0

Drew Mandel Architects designed a house in n Milton, Canada with exteriors of metal, brick and wood that is centred around a walnut staircase. Situated within a forest on the Niagara Escarpment, the 6,780-square-foot (630-square metre) house was completed in 2022. Drew Mandel Architects – a Toronto-based studio – designed the home to embrace and

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Brick extension opens rural Dutch home out towards a forested garden

November 30, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Dutch practices Space Encounters and Studio Vincent Architecture have completed BD House, an extension of a 1950s villa in Bergen, the Netherlands, with a brick garden pavilion intended to create the feeling of “living in the forest”. When the new owners of the existing rural villa found it to be structurally unsound, they tasked the

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Julia van Beuningen adds spiral stair in Dutch barn conversion

November 29, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

A spiral staircase made from plywood is the showpiece of this thatched barn in Gelderland, the Netherlands, which architectural designer Julia van Beuningen has converted into a residence. Van Beuningen has overseen a complete transformation of the late 19th-century building, named Barn at the Ahof, turning it into a rental home with four bedrooms and

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Technique transforms dilapidated flats into metal-clad house in Scotland

November 29, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Technique has combined a pair of flats adjoining a traditional stone house in Scotland to create The Den, a one-bedroom dwelling clad in a black-metal “jacket”. The Den occupies a hillside site in the village of Tighnabruaich, with a panoramic outlook over a narrow sea channel known as the Kyles of Bute. Glasgow

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Casa Santos is an an “exploration of the possibilities of concrete” in Mexico

November 28, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Architects Maria Gomez, Giovanni Ocampo and Héctor Coss have completed a low-lying, three-house retreat in western Mexico that explores the ability of concrete to work in “aesthetic harmony with the desert”. The project, Casa Santos, is located in Todos Santos, a coastal town on the Baja Peninsula. The retreat – which is rented out when

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Watch our Architecture Project Talk about A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali

November 28, 2022 Siufan Adey 0

A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali by Patisandhika Sidarta and Dan Mitchell will be the subject of the next Architecture Project Talk produced by Dezeen and Gaggenau. You can register via this link to join the webinar. At 1:00pm London time on 4 December 2022, architect Sidarta and designer Mitchell will deliver a presentation about a concrete

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