Pine-wrapped beach house on Chile’s coast has panoramic ocean views

January 18, 2018 India Block 0

A beach house wrapped in a pavilion of slatted pine wood on the coast of Chile by LAND Arquitectos has uninterrupted views of the South Pacific.  The Chilean architecture studio was commissioned to create a home that made the most of its location in Punta de Lobos on the South Pacific Coast. Casa Casi Cubo

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Apio Arquitectos creates gabled holiday house overlooking Chilean lake

January 17, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Chilean studio Apio Arquitectos has used wooden barns as a reference for this nature retreat, with pitched roofs and facades wrapped in grey metal and pine. The House in Lake Calafquen is located in southern Chile’s Los Ríos Region. Dotted with lakes, the rural area features low ridges, where “elements appear like isolated modules in

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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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Bamboo social housing in rural Mexico can be built by residents in a week

January 16, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Mexico City studio Comunal Taller de Arquitectura has completed a prototype for social housing in a mountain town, using a prefabricated bamboo frame that residents can use to replicate the structure in just seven days. Comunal Taller de Arquitectura, which translates to Communal Architecture Workshop, completed the residence in Cuetzalan del Progreso – a town

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Kl.tz Design renovates light-filled family residence with floating staircase in Montreal

January 16, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Canadian studio Kl.tz Design has included a staircase with suspended timber steps and a thin metal balustrade in the bright interiors of this renovated home. The Lazard house is located in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal, a tree-lined neighbourhood with narrow streets, plenty of cafes, and apartment buildings dating from the early 1900s. The project entailed the overhaul

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Micro apartments in concrete pipes designed to ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis

January 16, 2018 India Block 0

Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture has developed a prototype for low-cost, stackable micro homes in concrete pipes, which could slot into gaps between city buildings. Called OPod Tube Housing, the project sees 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes transformed into 9.29-square-metre homes, with doors that can be unlocked using smartphones. Studio founder James Law envisions these tubular structures being

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Butterfly roofs top rural house in Carmel by Feldman Architecture

January 16, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

V-shaped roofs cover each of the three pavilions that make up this Californian residence by US studio Feldman Architecture, which was constructed in an environmentally sensitive private community. The Butterfly House is located in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a private development near the seaside town of Carmel. Only 10 per cent of the 20,000-acre (8,094-hectare)

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Stefano Boeri designs first tree-covered social-housing project

January 16, 2018 India Block 0

Italian architect Stefano Boeri is bringing his vertical forest model to a social-housing project in Eindhoven, to show how green homes can be provided at affordable rents. Trudo Vertical Forest is a proposal for a 19-storey building boasting the same tree-covered balconies as the celebrated Bosco Verticale towers in Milan, completed by Stefano Boeri Architetti back in 2014, and

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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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Birdseye Design references local vernacular for secluded Vermont dwelling

January 15, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Birdseye Design has created a rural guest house in Vermont with hipped roofs and distinctive cladding, which evokes the traditional board-and-batten siding commonly found across New England. The project, called Board + Batten, is located in Plymouth Notch – a historic village in central Vermont. The guest house is situated at the edge

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Forest and House by JHW IROJE Architects is a hillside home slotted among mature trees

January 15, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A living space surrounded by glass walls and an open-air bath house are among five buildings that are scattered across a forested site to form this house in South Korea’s Sunchang County. Jung Hyo-Won’s Seoul-based studio JHW IROJE Architects designed the house for a professor and engineer who is set to retire soon and wanted

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Mu Architecture completes black lakefront home with two-storey boathouse

January 14, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Canadian studio MU Architecture has integrated a lake house into a steep site in southern Quebec, overlooking a secluded bay and private boathouse. The Slender House comprises a two-storey rectangular volume built into a grassy slope, using masonry retaining walls to hold back the earth. Both floors have ground-level access due to the site’s incline.

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Villa K’s angular concrete volumes provide views of a Finnish forest and the Baltic Sea

January 14, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This house near Helsinki perches on a rocky bluff looking out towards the Baltic Sea and features a cranked form that shelters a decked terrace from the harsh wind. Local studios Mer Architects and Ettala Palomeras Architects collaborated on the design of Villa K, which is located in the Spjutsund area along the coast from

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Wooden staircase twists through centre of concrete and brick house in Mexico City

January 14, 2018 India Block 0

An ash staircase lined with a bookcase twists around an atrium in this family home in Mexico City by Tapia McMahon, which has been made from concrete and reclaimed brick. Called Cuernavaca House, the project was recently longlisted for the 2018 RIBA International Prize, which recognises new buildings around the world that exemplify the “meaningful impact” of good

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Arquidromo stacks white cubes to form Mexican house on angled plot

January 14, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

A cluster of white volumes rise above the dark concrete entrance of this house in Monterrey, which was designed by local studio Arquidromo. Cloud House is located on a rectangular plot that was formerly a public right of way in the Mexican city, and is oriented at at 45-degree angle to the street in front.

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Ab Rogers Design creates 19-square-metre apartment in London

January 13, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Hackney-based studio Ab Rogers Design has managed to squeeze a kitchen, bed and bathroom into this 19-square-metre concept apartment by creating a pair of plywood living units with space-saving details. The prototype is displayed within the Westminster offices of property developers U+I, which tasked the architecture studio with condensing the functions of a traditional home into

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Neogenesis+Studi0261 incorporates planted terraces and courtyard into Jungalow house

January 13, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Living spaces at this house in the Indian city of Surat are arranged around a verdant courtyard lined with glass walls that can be retracted to open the interior up to the outdoors. Local architecture office Neogenesis+Studi0261 designed the house for an agriculturalist and his family, who wanted be able to look out at lots

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Cloaked House by Ernesto Pereira is designed to disappear into its arboreal setting

January 12, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Glazed walls sandwiched between concrete slabs ensure this house in the Portuguese city of Marco de Canaveses blends in with the surrounding trees and provides extensive views across a nearby valley. Local architect Ernesto Pereira designed the Cloaked House to take advantage of its verdant hillside site, which is surrounded by chestnut trees and flanked

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Five of the best houses in Pennsylvania on Dezeen

January 11, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

We’re heading to Pennsylvania for the next in our series of roundups featuring homes from each US state, where projects vary from an all-white farmhouse to a residence cantilevered over a factory. Pennsylvania Farmhouse by Cutler Anderson Architects Double-height rolling shutters can open up or enclose this pitched-roof farmhouse, which Cutler Anderson Architects designed for

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Cosy corners and muted colours make Norm Architects’ Norwegian home the “epitome of hygge”

January 11, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

This family home by Danish practice Norm Architects is filled with cosy nooks and open living areas lined with generous windows, which look out on to picturesque woodland and a lake. The Gjøvik House is located around an hour’s drive north of Oslo, Norway. The property is made up of six interconnected blocks that create a “broken-plan” layout of nooks

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