BDFO adds extensions and skylights to Brooklyn townhouse

April 22, 2018 James Brillon 0

Barker Freeman Design Office has completed the renovation of a townhouse in Brooklyn, demolishing some sections and adding others to make better use of the space. The 20th Street House occupies a corner lot, and previously had front and rear extensions added to it. Barker Freeman Design Office (BDFO) decided to reconfigure these add-ons for

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Heritage building in Uruguay houses new bakery and cafe by Pedro Livni Arquitecto

April 13, 2018 James Brillon 0

Extending this historic home in the capital of Uruguay has allowed architect Pedro Livni to reconfigure living spaces into a cafe, and place a bakery in the courtyard. La Linda is an artisanal cafe and bakery built within a 1927 garden house in the country’s capital Montevideo. The bakery spaces required did not fit into

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Seattle garden studio by Wittman Estes provides model for “courtyard urbanism”

April 5, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

US firm Wittman Estes has added a studio building and a Chinese-inspired courtyard to an existing residence in a dense neighbourhood, aiming to show how to maximise an urban lot. The project, called Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard, is located on a rectangular parcel that contains a modest home dating to the 1940s. The project entailed

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WAW Architects adds concrete extension to social services centre in former orphanage 

April 3, 2018 India Block 0

A concrete and glass block projects out over the entrance of this red brick building in Brussels, which has been converted into offices for social services by WAW Architects. The local architecture studio restored and redesigned the former orphanage, which was built in 1901, to create an office space for social services organisation OCMW Halle. Period features, such as

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Moss converts Chicago corner shop into art gallery, apartment and its own studio

March 31, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architect Matt Nardella has turned an abandoned bodega in Chicago into his home and studio, arranging spaces around a courtyard he created in the centre. Nardella runs Chicago-based architecture and design firm Moss with his wife Laura Cripe, who oversees the marketing and business development. The architect and his team transformed the 6,000-square-foot (557-square-metre) grocery

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

March 30, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

March 30, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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Parasitic extensions to Paris apartment building could reduce energy consumption

March 14, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by Malka Architecture to improve the energy efficiency of a Parisian apartment building, by attaching boxy, parasitic extensions to its exterior. Titled Plug-in City 75, the proposal would see parasitic cubes mounted onto the facade of a building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, extending the floor plates

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Parasitic extensions to Paris apartment building could reduce energy consumption

March 14, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by Malka Architecture to improve the energy efficiency of a Parisian apartment building, by attaching boxy, parasitic extensions to its exterior. Titled Plug-in City 75, the proposal would see parasitic cubes mounted onto the facade of a building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, extending the floor plates

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Holzer Architekten adds black extension to 1920s house in Stuttgart

March 13, 2018 India Block 0

A sliver of glazing separates a white house in Stuttgart from this black extension Holzer Architekten designed to create additional living spaces with plentiful garden views for its owners.  The local practice was asked to renovate the the 1920s house to suit the needs of a family of five, adding the two storey annex to the southwestern

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Studio Gang unveils plans for Arkansas Art Center overhaul

March 1, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Chicago-based firm Studio Gang has revealed plans to add a series of glazed pavilions with pleated roofs to an arts centre in Arkansas, as part of a major renovation and extension project. Studio Gang’s scheme includes 127,000 square feet (11,798 square metres) of new and refurbished spaces at the Arkansas Art Center, which comprises exhibition,

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Fougeron Architecture overhauls Victorian townhouse in San Francisco

February 28, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A vivid orange stairwell and a canted glass facade are among the modifications that US studio Fougeron Architecture has made to a century-old house in San Francisco. Encompassing 2,500 square feet (232 square metres), the Cut Out House is situated in Noe Valley, an affluent neighbourhood of the city. The project entailed the complete remodel

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HHF Architects adds pergola-like extension to traditional Swiss villa

February 24, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This extension to an historic villa in the Swiss town of Arlesheim by Basel-based studio HHF Architects features an expressed steel frame intended to provide a contemporary counterpoint to the house’s traditional architecture. The original villa was designed by Swiss architect Hans Bernoulli and completed in 1913. When its current owners bought it in 2013,

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Nick Deaver enlarges 1930s cottage in Austin with glass and metal additions

February 14, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Nick Deaver Architects has added a corrugated metal extension to the rear of a bungalow in Texas, along with a new dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows. The project, titled LeanToo, entailed the addition of a structure that resembles a rusty shipping container alongside a traditional white gabled house in Austin, which was built in 1936.

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Nick Deaver enlarges 1930s cottage in Austin with glass and metal additions

February 14, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Nick Deaver Architects has added a corrugated metal extension to the rear of a bungalow in Texas, along with a new dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows. The project, titled LeanToo, entailed the addition of a structure that resembles a rusty shipping container alongside a traditional white gabled house in Austin, which was built in 1936.

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Jamie Fobert’s Kettle’s Yard extension echoes “calm aesthetic” of existing gallery

February 9, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Jamie Fobert Architects has completed an extension to Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, England, adding a series of new exhibition and education spaces that complement the intimate and relaxed rooms of the original converted house. Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It occupies the former home of collector and

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Stark Architecture overhauls Whistler home with black cladding and monochrome interiors

January 27, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Steel frames stand out against the white interior of this extended house in Whistler, where Canadian firm Stark Architecture has also updated the existing residence and clad the whole building in black. Drifter Way is situated on a sloping site of 20,000 square feet (1,858 square metres), and overlooks Whistler’s Blackcomb mountains. Based in Ontario, Stark

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Sun Rain Rooms named London’s best new house extension in Don’t Move, Improve! 2018

January 25, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

A revamped Georgian townhouse with a patio that transforms into a reflecting pool has won top prize in a contest to find the best new house extensions in London. Designed by architecture studio Tonkin Liu, Sun Rain Rooms is the winner of this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! awards. The project, which forms both a home and

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Al-Jawad Pike uses pale, exposed materials to extend west London home

January 17, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Pale brickwork, oak furnishings and terrazzo flooring combine in this light-filled extension to a Victorian house in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, designed by architecture studio Al-Jawad Pike. Made up three interlocking brick volumes punctuated by different-sized windows, the extension forms part of a terrace property belonging to an art director, an investment banker, and their two children. Their brief to

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Dominic Pandolfini updates his century-old Melbourne home with huge zinc-clad extension

January 16, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Architect Dominic Pandolfini has more than tripled the size of his once run-down home in Melbourne, by adding a contemporary extension clad with zinc. Port Melbourne House is a 100-year-old heritage property in one of the city’s bayside suburbs. The Pandolfini Architects founder lives in the house with his wife, two young children and pet dog. When the architect initially

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