Timber volumes form live-work spaces for artist and architect in rural Japan

April 24, 2018 India Block 0

Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki has designed his own live-work space as a series of interlocking timber-clad buildings near Sapporo on Hokkaido island. Suzuki created his own living and working spaces, along with an office for his wife, a weekend retreat for his father, and an artist’s studio for sculptor Takenobu Igarashi. The exterior of each of the

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Noiascape’s west London co-living space targets home-avoiding millennials

April 24, 2018 Jessica Christin Hametner 0

Architects Tom and James Teatum designed this co-living space in Hammersmith to include informal work and living spaces that they hope will encourage millennials to spend more time at home. Brothers Tom and James Teatum, who run the architecture practice Teatum+Teatum, designed the space for their property development company Noiascape. Garden House is the pair’s latest co-living

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Butler Armsden overhauls 1970s coastal home in northern California

April 23, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Updated interior finishes and a new guest house are among the modifications that US studio Butler Armsden Architects has made to a 44-year-old, wood-clad residence that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The holiday home, called Bluff Reach, is situated on a rocky site overlooking the ocean and dotted with cypress trees. The dwelling is located in

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Monochrome materials define living spaces inside converted Italian farmhouse

April 23, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture office Deltastudio used a palette of monochrome materials to create light-filled rooms with views of the surrounding countryside at this modernised farmhouse near the Italian town of Caprarola. Local practice Deltastudio oversaw the conversion of the traditional farmhouse into a contemporary home for a family who left the city to begin a new life

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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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Matra Architects creates holiday home with peaked roof and Himalayan views

April 22, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

The timber-clad roof structure of this house in the foothills of the Himalayas features a pointed peak incorporating skylights that allow daylight to flood an open-plan interior arranged over stepped levels. The private holiday home is located in the village of Satkhol in India’s Nainital district, which is a popular site for tourists looking to

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All-white home by Bloco Arquitetos sits on compact plot in Brasília

April 21, 2018 James Brillon 0

A sloped roof tops this white house in Brazil’s capital, which architecture studio Bloco Arquitetos built within the initial masterplan for the city. The local firm designed 711H house for a couple with a child and two dogs. Built on the foundations of a single-storey home that had been demolished, it is located in a part of

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All-white home by Bloco Arquitetos sits on compact plot in Brasília

April 21, 2018 James Brillon 0

A sloped roof tops this white house in Brazil’s capital, which architecture studio Bloco Arquitetos built within the initial masterplan for the city. The local firm designed 711H house for a couple with a child and two dogs. Built on the foundations of a single-storey home that had been demolished, it is located in a part of

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B.E. Architecture “rejects stark minimalism” with eclectic interior for Melbourne house

April 21, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Melbourne studio B.E. Architecture has renovated and extended a Victorian property in the city for an avid art collector, adding a varied palette of materials that help distinguish the old and new parts of the building. The design project for the St Vincents Place Residence began with a heritage building in Melbourne’s inner suburb of

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Timber-and-glass boxes contain pair of residences on a Norwegian hillside

April 21, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects arranged the living areas of these two homes in a stack of concrete, timber and glass boxes that extend out from a steeply sloping site in an Oslo suburb. Two-in-One House is located on a challenging site at the end of a dead-end road in the Ekeberglia neighbourhood of Oslo’s

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Deborah Berke Partners channels modernism with long and low Indiana house

April 20, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

A low-lying slender form, an overhanging roof and sliding glass doors are among the modernist-influenced features at this Indianapolis residence by architecture studio Deborah Berke Partners. When designing North Penn House for a family, the New York-based firm form drew on elements found in modernist dwellings built in the surrounding area during the 1950s and

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about democratising urban design live from Milan

April 20, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

Designers Nina Tolstrup and Mario Minale join Joseph Grima and Oke Hauser of MINI Living to discuss how mass customisation and the democratisation of design can impact the spaces we live in. Tune in from 5:00pm UK time to watch the talk live. The stream is now live. Watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs

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Studiomama creates colourful capsule homes for MINI Living installation

April 20, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Architecture firm Studiomama has teamed up with MINI to build a series of tiny, pastel-toned living spaces, each designed to suit a different character. Installed inside a former factory for Milan design week, MINI Living – Built By All comprises four compact living spaces that are all tailored towards different lifestyles. The aim is to show

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CLS Architetti and Arup use a portable robot to 3D print a house in Milan

April 20, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti have used a portable robot to 3D print a concrete house, which is on show for Milan design week. Printed onsite on Milan’s Piazza Cesare Beccaria, the 100-square-metre house was formed over the course of a week. Made up of 35 modules, the house features curved walls, a living area, bedroom,

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Carmody Groarke creates two ruin-like pavilions in the grounds of English country home

April 20, 2018 Jessica Christin Hametner 0

A 40-metre tunnel provides an undetectable connection between a house in rural Sussex and one of two follies designed by Carmody Groarke. London practice Carmody Groarke was tasked with building a guest suite on a lake and creating an artist’s studio within the brick walls of a ruined 18th-century farmhouse. The project, aptly named Two Pavilions, also

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Carmody Groarke creates two ruin-like pavilions in the grounds of English country home

April 20, 2018 Jessica Christin Hametner 0

A 40-metre tunnel provides an undetectable connection between a house in rural Sussex and one of two follies designed by Carmody Groarke. London practice Carmody Groarke was tasked with building a guest suite on a lake and creating an artist’s studio within the brick walls of a ruined 18th-century farmhouse. The project, aptly named Two Pavilions, also

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Sean Griffiths uses visual trickery inside London house extension

April 20, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Optical illusions including a trompe l’oeil painting and mirrored walls alter the perception of space inside this extension to a south London house by architect Sean Griffiths. The property is situated in a conservation area bordering Brockwell Park in the London Borough of Lambeth. Griffiths’ design for the extension aims to increase the amount of

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Studio Gang unveils scalloped concrete condo tower for Brooklyn

April 19, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

US firm Studio Gang has revealed a 51-storey residential tower in Brooklyn, featuring scooped concrete windows and a curved elevated park. Newly released images show the 11 Hoyt development, which the firm’s New York studio has designed for the site of a former car park, next to the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn. The condominium

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Fuzzy House by SO features stepped roof terrace and public alleyway

April 19, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio SO designed this bunker-like concrete house in the Thai city of Chiang Mai around a pathway that provides locals a shortcut between two roads. The studio, which is also known as Situation-based Operation, designed the house for a client who had owned the plot for several years but had left it unused. Over

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Feldman Architecture places art and yoga studios on lush California hillside

April 18, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Feldman Architecture has created a pair of wooden structures that are perched on a steep, forested site in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Mill Valley Cabins take their name from the northern California town where they are located. The forested site is a short distance from Muir Woods National Monument and the

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