Terracotta-toned tiles divide Vilnius apartment into two contrasting halves

October 18, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

Dezeen promotion: terracotta-coloured tiles by manufacturer Agrob Buchtal help to carve up this dwelling in Lithuania’s capital, creating cool and warm-toned areas. Located in Vilnius’ old town, Bazillion is an apartment designed by local practice YCL Studio for a client who frequently travels and wanted a place to stay during short stints in the city. The apartment,

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Tighe Architecture creates sculptural grey apartment building for LA’s Filipinotown

October 18, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

Jagged rooflines, slot windows and grey cladding define this urban housing complex by California studio Tighe Architecture, which occupies a full Los Angeles city block. Called 2510 Temple, the apartment complex is located in the historic Filipinotown district, just west of Downtown LA. Offering both market-rate and affordable apartments, the development is intended to help address

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Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects completes “purposefully imperfect” woodland home in Dublin

October 16, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

This family home in Dublin features uneven blockwork walls and a terracotta-clad sloping roof, to help it match an Arts and Crafts-style neighbour.  The 165-square-metre property was designed for Mark Arigho, one of the three founders of Dublin- and Belfast-based Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects. It is built in the garden of his in-laws’ house, in a patch of woodland

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Martin Fenlon merges architectural styles for house in Los Angeles

October 16, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

The 1920s bungalows and 1950s modernist buildings found across Los Angeles influenced locally based Martin Fenlon Architecture when designing this house for one of the city’s conservation areas. The Brucato House is located in LA’s Highland Park-Garvanza district. Northeast of Downtown, the area is the largest of the city’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ) –

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Hamptons house by Deborah Berke contains two workout areas

October 16, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

This residence in the Hamptons by architecture studio Deborah Berke Partners consists of multiple terraces and vast expanses of glass, and includes separate gyms for husband and wife. The Crestview Lane House No 2 is situated in Sagaponack, an upscale, seaside village on Long Island, New York. The residence sits on a two-acre (0.8-hectare) property

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Arjaan De Feyter combines “light and warm materials” in converted brewery apartment

October 15, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Built-in wooden units and sheer, full-height curtains soften the otherwise stark interior of this apartment located within a canalside regeneration project near Antwerp. The apartment designed by interior architect Arjaan De Feyter is located within one of four new-build blocks called The Cubes, which were developed by Brussels-based architecture firm Bogdan & Van Broeck. The

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HASA Architects transforms London apartment into “seamless white box”

October 14, 2017 Ali Morris 0

HASA Architects has turned a dark and dingy apartment on the second floor of a three-storey Edwardian Terrace in London’s Bankside into an all-white minimalist family home. Located on a dense urban site in London Bridge, the two-bedroom apartment had previously been served as an office space – giving it a layout described by HASA Architects as “unconventional

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Renovated apartment in Tokyo has storage pockets sewn into its walls

October 14, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Daisuke Motogi Architecture has completed an apartment renovation in Tokyo that features a bathroom and office wrapped in fabric walls with pockets for storing clutter. Located in the quiet residential district of Naka-Meguro in Tokyo, the small 43.82 square-metre apartment was refurbished on a very tight budget. Although the architects originally wanted to change the

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Angular roof covers clifftop home in Maui by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

October 13, 2017 James Brillon 0

The owners of this Hawaiian home by Ljubljana firm Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti can clamber onto its faceted roof to enjoy a lofty view of the Pacific Ocean. Located in the region of the West Maui Mountains on the Hawaiian island’s north coast, the three-bedroom home encompasses 450 square metres. The clients, also from Slovenia, needed

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Kate Darby and David Connor preserve rotting structure in conversion of 18th-century cottage

October 13, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

David Connor Design and Kate Darby Architects have transformed a tumbledown cottage in England’s West Midlands into a home and studio, enveloping the ruined old structure in a shell of black corrugated metal. David Connor and Kate Darby set about preserving the 300-year-old timbers, erecting a new steel frame over the listed ruins and cladding it in blackened corrugated

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Chris Collaris Architects completes black wooden cottage with exaggerated roof

October 13, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Dutch architect Chris Collaris has built a house in Amsterdam that is clad entirely in blackened timber, featuring an asymmetric gabled roof that extends out to form a sheltered entrance. House MM is situated in the former industrial area of Amsterdam Noord, on a site that was previously occupied by an “old and decayed” brick house

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Tato Architects and Phorm Architecture combine Japanese and Australian design for Brisbane house

October 12, 2017 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

This hillside house in Brisbane, designed by Japanese studio Tato Architects and Australian office Phorm Architecture, features outdoor living spaces raised up on stilts. The client asked Yo Shimada of Tato Architects for a house with a minimalist aesthetic. He decided to use a stilted home that his studio previously completed near Kobe, Japan, as a starting point for the design.

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Tino Schaedler takes cues from movie sets for his LA family home

October 12, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Large windows provide framed views of Los Angeles from this hilltop house, which German art director Tino Schaedler has designed for his family. Prior to establishing himself as a well-known art director and digital set designer, Tino Schaedler studied architecture and had a stint of time working for architect Daniel Libeskind. He and his wife artist Pia

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Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti uses local stone and plaster for lakeside house

October 11, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Variously sized openings scattered across the traditional stone and plaster facades of this house in the Swiss town of Ascona provide views of the garden and Lake Maggiore. Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti, which is based on the opposite shore on the lake, was tasked with updating an existing house situated close to the centre

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Pinecone-shaped treehouse in the Dolomites allows visitors to sleep under the stars

October 10, 2017 India Block 0

A circular skylight in the tip of this pinecone-shaped treehouse by architect Claudio Beltrame in the Italian Alps allows the occupant to gaze up into the starry sky at night. The structure located in the town of Ugovizza in the Dolomites is available as a holiday let. Italian architect Claudio Beltrame created the treehouse in the shape of a

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Studio B creates rectangular brick home for historic Denver neighbourhood

October 9, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

Colorado architecture firm Studio B took cues from Denver’s old bungalow homes to create this low-slung residence faced with handmade brick, walnut panelling and large panes of glass. The Brick City House is located on a corner lot dotted with oak, willow and maple trees. It is situated within the city’s Sunnyside neighbourhood, an older district dominated

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Silver House by Hyde + Hyde comprises pair of mono-pitched volumes perched on a stone plinth

October 8, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Solid wooden beams rest on top of dry-stone walls to support a balcony that cantilevers to shelter a parking spot for DeLorean at this house designed by Hyde + Hyde for a site on the Gower Peninsula in south Wales. Swansea-based architecture office Hyde + Hyde created Silver House for a family who relocated to Wales from

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Sprayed render covers walls of rural Iranian house by Bam Architects

October 8, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

A plaster made of sand and straw has been sprayed across the walls of this house, which was built in a village in Iran by local firm Bam Architects. Bam Architects designed the residence for a retired man who wanted to escape the busy life in Isfahan – the capital city of Iran’s central Isfahan

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Slatted shades keep house by the Sea of Galilee cool during hot summer days

October 8, 2017 India Block 0

Perched on the edge of a village by the Sea of Galilee in Israel, this house by Golany Architects features numerous balconies that can be shaded by rolling wooden screens. Set on the slopes of the Jordan Rift Valley, Golany Architects wanted to make the most of the potential views out over the Sea of Galilee

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Studio Ben Allen inserts pale plywood children’s bedroom into Barbican flat

October 8, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

London architecture firm Studio Ben Allen has built a plywood structure inside a flat in London’s brutalist Barbican Estate to create a bedroom for two children, featuring archways, steps and a fold-down desk. The resident of the one-storey flat tasked the local architects to overhaul the bedroom for his two children who come and stay

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