Revamped London house features white surfaces and concrete details that match a brutalist neighbour

July 26, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

William Tozer Associates has overhauled a Victorian terraced house in north London, introducing a white, modern living area that faces out onto a neighbouring brutalist estate. London-based William Tozer Associates refurbished and reconfigured the house in Highgate, which forms part of an Italianate terrace. Immediately behind the terrace is the Abbey Road housing co-op – a brutalist estate designed in the

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Elding Oscarson creates “slightly bent” weathering steel extension to Lund’s Skissernas Museum

July 23, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Architecture studio Elding Oscarson has added a Corten steel extension to the Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden, designed to open the building up to the adjacent sculpture park. Founded in 1934, the Skissernas Museum is part of Lund University and houses the world’s largest archive of works documenting the artistic process. The Lund-based museum is made up of a large cluster

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Amin Taha Architects reconfigures London home around lightwells and a spiral staircase

July 9, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

London studio Amin Taha Architects has updated a 1950s terraced house in the city’s Bayswater neighbourhood, adding a basement level topped with a rugged concrete soffit and a lightwell set into a courtyard garden. The property at Caroline Place is part of a brick terrace that originally featured a layout informed by typical Edwardian homes,

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Vertically sliding walls open Bergmeisterwolf’s Italian villa extension to the garden

July 9, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf has completed an extension to a house on the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda, featuring glazed walls that disappear into the ground to open the living area up to the garden. The client for the project – an economist from Vienna – wanted an addition that would add value to and improve

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Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen drapes Bahrain music centre with mesh curtains

July 6, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Steel mesh curtains can be lifted to offer glimpses of performances inside this traditional music centre designed by Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen for Muharraq Island in Bahrain. Brussels-based Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen was tasked to design a pair of cultural centres for Bahrain – an archipelago of 33 low-lying islands in the Arabian Gulf – as part

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Stanton Williams completes renovation of Beaux-Arts museum in Nantes with stone and marble extension

June 28, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

London firm Stanton Williams has renovated and extended the Musée d’arts de Nantes, adding a series of extensions including a monolithic structure wrapped in stone and translucent marble to the Beaux-Arts building. Stanton Williams was awarded the project to oversee the modernisation of the museum in 2009, with a proposal that involved introducing several contemporary interventions alongside

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Glowing gold extension added to Winchester university chapel by Design Engine

June 23, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

The gothic-revival chapel at the University of Winchester, England, has been “returned to its former glory”, following a renovation and extension by local architecture studio Design Engine. Design Engine carried out a complete restoration of Winton Chapel, which was originally built in 1880 in the Hampshire town, and today serves as a venue for events ranging from

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OFIS Architects extends Slovenian house with trio of stacked wooden boxes

June 22, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Three stacked cuboids covered in strips of dark-stained wood form this extension to a 1930s house in Ljubljana by Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti. OFIS Arhitekti based the shape of the volumes on the “shoe-box” proportions of the old two-storey residence, which was built in 1934 by architect Emil Navinsek for his two elderly sisters. As a result, the studio named the project Shoebox House.

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Glazed meditation room overlooks traditional courtyard from Nanjing home

June 7, 2017 Lizzie Fison 0

Ming Gu Design has grafted a glazed meditation area onto this historic home in Nanjing, China, which projects out to overhang a central courtyard. The Nanjing-based architecture studio added the gabled meditation room, which features glass walls, to the centre of the heritage-listed house. The meditative space protrudes outwards and overhangs the base of the existing structure of the house, appearing as

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MoMA unveils first phase of major overhaul by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

June 2, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed the first stage of its renovation of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and has revealed details of its plans to extend into Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 residential tower. The US studio is working with global firm Gensler on the project that will increase MoMA’s gallery space by 30 per cent, as well as improving circulation and offering

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Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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Welsh + Major slots lightwell between Sydney cottage and its brick extension

May 29, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

A tree grows up through a lightwell that Australian studio Welsh + Major has added to this house in Sydney, and topped with an opening glass roof. Annandale House, a family residence named after its suburban location, occupies a long and narrow site, which measures five metres wide and steps across three levels. The existing one-storey cottage is set at

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Mulroy Architects extends Edwardian home in north London with angled skylights and glazed passage

May 27, 2017 Lizzie Fison 0

Mulroy Architects has added a glass passageway to the side of this three-storey house in north London, which features an interior fitted with bespoke oak joinery and furnishings by local studio Manea Kella. London-based Mulroy Architects maintained the period character of the facade of the end-of-terrace Edwardian home, while modernising the interior with minimalist furnishings by interior

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