Jeff Jordan Architects updates mid-century home with floor-to-ceiling windows

August 17, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

New Jersey architecture firm Jeff Jordan Architects has renovated a mid-century home in the Hudson Valley with a fully glazed wall, white flooring and cedar walls. During the revamp of the 1954 cedar-and-vinyl-clad house, Jeff Jordan Architects opened up the floor plan and added floor-to-ceiling windows. The studio also continued to use modernist elements throughout,

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Jean Verville tricks the eye with black and white Montreal apartment

August 17, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

The whimsical monochrome interior of this Montreal residence, overhauled by Canadian architect Jean Verville, creates optical illusions for its residents to enjoy as they move through the space. Called IN 2, the 100-square-metre project entailed transforming the interiors of a 1950s urban cottage in the city’s Villeray neighbourhood. It was commissioned by a couple who

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Old Suffolk barn transformed into countryside bed and breakfast by Blee Halligan Architects

August 17, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Bedrooms inside this barn conversion extension in the English countryside are defined by the peaks of a sawtooth roof, which Blee Halligan Architects added during the building’s renovation. The Five Acre Barn is home to a bed and breakfast, and is set between the Suffolk seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thropness in the East Anglia

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Lights glow through slatted teak facades of Hamptons home by Leroy Street Studio

August 16, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

A spacious home in the Hamptons, New York, by Leroy Street Studio features wooden screens that soften the building’s appearance and provide a “gauzy translucence” at night. Situated in Wainscott, a seaside village on Long Island’s South Shore, the Louver House was designed in response to its position on the the edge of an agricultural reserve. Its timber

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Austin Maynard Architects builds recycled brick house on top of former Melbourne garage

August 16, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Small red- and blue-glazed bricks pattern the exterior of this house by Austin Maynard Architects, which replaces a garage in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Located on a corner plot, hard up to a laneway on two sides, the red brick house acts as a bookend to a row of garages and outbuildings that extend down a hill. The

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Nova Scotian house by Omar Gandhi Architect sits between rocky outcrop and expansive views

August 15, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Boulders strewn across the landscape informed the disjointed massing of this house in Nova Scotia, which architect Omar Gandhi designed to look like local sheds. The home’s location in Purcell’s Cove, just south of Halifax, is scattered with large outcrops and giant rocks left behind by an ancient glacier. It is named Float, after the

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private island asks $14.9 million

August 15, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A private island located 47 miles north of New York City and complete with a home conceived by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is currently on the market. Yours for $14.92 million (£11.6 million), the heart-shaped Petra Island sits in the middle of Lake Mahopac – just 15 minutes from Manhattan by helicopter. On its

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“We have much to learn from the ‘timber constructivists'”

August 15, 2017 Aaron Betsky 0

Architects designing for America’s future suburbs should look back to the country’s unsung modernists, who created site-appropriate and liveable timber homes across the USA, says Aaron Betsky in this Opinion column. Drive around the suburbs that arose around most American cities immediately before and after the second world war and you can spot them immediately:

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Huge porthole windows bathe Melbourne apartments with natural light

August 15, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Circular windows dominate the staggered brick facades of this apartment block designed by Australian practice BKK Architects for the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe East. Local studio BKK Architects designed the 44-apartment block for a steeply sloping site in a residential neighbourhood located around 10 kilometres northeast of the city’s central business district. Six porthole windows provide the focal point for the Cirqua Apartments, which are made

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Tribeca penthouse by Space4Architecture features pale material palette

August 14, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

New York studio Space4Architecture has used only three main materials to decorate a duplex apartment in Tribeca, which was designed around the need for ample storage. The Duplex Loft encompasses 3,700 square feet (344 square metres) split over the top two levels of a building on Canal Street, with enviable views of the Hudson River

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Carney Logan Burke creates barn-shaped guest house in rural Wyoming

August 14, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

US firm Carney Logan Burke Architects has used reclaimed wood to build this gambrel-roofed dwelling, which sits on a remote site and looks toward a mountain range in the American West. The Barn is located in Wilson, a tiny town in western Wyoming. It is situated on a 15-acre (six-hectare) property with expansive views of the

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Sea Del House by Robert Gurney faces the beach in Delaware

August 13, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Strict building codes and environmental controls dictated the layout of this oceanfront house in Delaware by American architect Robert Gurney. Sea Del House sits in a gated community in Bethany Beach, among a cluster of second homes built in the 1970s and 1980s. It replaces a small, wood-framed structure that didn’t meet the owners needs,

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Sea Del House by Robert Gurney faces the beach in Delaware

August 13, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Strict building codes and environmental controls dictated the layout of this oceanfront house in Delaware by American architect Robert Gurney. Sea Del House sits in a gated community in Bethany Beach, among a cluster of second homes built in the 1970s and 1980s. It replaces a small, wood-framed structure that didn’t meet the owners needs,

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Eda Kutluozen proposes affordable housing above tube stations for London’s key workers

August 13, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Royal College of Art architecture graduate Eda Kutluozen’s Vertical Open City project proposes inserting dense affordable housing and public spaces into disused sites across London. Designed for key workers and other marginalised citizens, Kutluozen proposes vertically stacking highly compacted public and domestic spaces into disused infill sites across the capital, such as the dead space above tube

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NCDA designs wood-screened loft bedroom for tiny Hong Kong treehouse

August 13, 2017 Emma Tucker 0

This treehouse residence in Hong Kong has been overhauled by local firm NCDA, which designed a cosy bedroom level suspended above the main space. Originally, the Mini Treehouse Residence had followed a more conventional layout, with all its living spaces arranged on the same floor. To make the most of its 34 square metres, NCDA

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ASP constructs Cumbres House using compressed earth blocks formed on-site

August 12, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

To build the walls of this house in Mexico City, architecture firm ASP took soil excavated from the site and turned it into blocks. Arquitectura Sergio Portill (ASP) designed the Cumbres House for a plot in the Cumbres de Santa Fe housing development, in the southwest of the sprawling metropolis. During construction, soil that was

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Windowless facade obscures seaside home in Kanagawa by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

August 12, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

Windowless concrete walls obscure the view from one side of this home designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, while glazing and a cantilevering infinity pool make the most of sea vistas from the other. The residence’s street-facing northern facade is composed of three white boxes that have no openings, with only

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Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects sleeps up to 20 guests

August 11, 2017 James Brillon 0

Sited by Michigan’s Higgins Lake, this long wooden residence by Jeff Jordan Architects can accommodate up to 20 people despite its restricted footprint. A couple with grown children commissioned the firm to design a lake house for their extended family and friends. “Many families in Michigan share a tradition of spending weekends and vacations in

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Revamped Barcelona house features herringbone floors and a covert dining area

August 11, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Spanish architect Raúl Sánchez has overhauled a five-bedroom house in Barcelona so it can function as either a weekend retreat for its owners or as a rental home for tourists. With his renovation of House 106, Sánchez aimed to make the 170-square-metre property more versatile. He felt that, by removing some of the old walls and replacing

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Omar Gandhi’s Fyren house is a hilltop beacon above Halifax

August 10, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Overlooking the coastal city of Halifax, Canada, this hilltop house by architect Omar Gandhi is made up black cuboids stacked at slightly different angles to offer a variety of views. Gandhi designed the Fyren house as “a beacon high atop the hillside”. It sits at one of the highest points in the area, known as Purcell’s Cove,

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