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TYPE transforms stone barn into home in the English countryside

September 19, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Devon barn conversion

Architecture studio TYPE has converted the dilapidated Redhill Barn in Devon, England, into a house that retains its 200-year-old stone walls. London-based TYPE oversaw the conversion of Redhill Barn, which occupies a secluded spot within a 25-acre site that was previously part of a large farming estate, as part of a wider project to turn the agricultural

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Studio Bua transforms derelict Icelandic farm building into artist’s studio

September 16, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A converted farm building in Iceland

Architecture office Studio Bua has converted an abandoned farm building in Iceland into an artist’s studio and residence, featuring a new gabled volume slotted inside the existing walls. Studio Bua, which has offices in London and Oslo, was asked to develop a proposal for revitalising a cluster of former farm buildings overlooking the Breiðafjörður Nature

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Wood Marsh embeds Lonsdale Links golf club in coastal landscape

September 14, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a monolithic exterior

Architecture studio Wood Marsh has completed a clubhouse facility for a golf course in Point Lonsdale, Australia, featuring blade-like concrete walls that emerge above the surrounding coastal dunes. The Lonsdale Links golf club is located on the Bellarine Peninsula south of Melbourne, where its 18-hole links course is integrated among sand dunes, salt marshes and

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Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli designs music school with patterned concrete walls

September 13, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The concrete exterior of the Music School of Bressanone by Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli

Architecture office Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli has completed a music school in Bressanone, Italy, comprising monolithic concrete volumes decorated with a subtle hand-hammered pattern. Trevino-based Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli designed the Music School of Bressanone, which was founded in 1961 and is one of the South Tyrol region’s most important cultural institutions. The music school is located

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18th-century sawmill transformed into contemporary gabled house

September 7, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architects André Caetano and Ana Fiúza have converted a former sawmill in the Portuguese town of Oeiras into a house that stands behind a freestanding gabled wall. Caetano and Fiúza, who are partners in work and in life, worked together to transform the 18th-century building in the heart of the town into a residence for

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Wallmakers uses brick to create curved supporting walls at Pirouette House

September 5, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Pirouette House by Wallmakers

A series of twisting walls made from local brick form partitions that separate the living spaces within this house in the Indian city of Trivandrum. Local architecture office Wallmakers designed the Pirouette House as a tribute to British-born Indian architect Lawrence Wilfred “Laurie” Baker, who promoted the revival of regional building practices and the use

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Kiyoaki Takeda designs Tsuruoka House to accommodate both people and plants

August 30, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Tsuruoka House in Tokyo by Kiyoaki Takeda Architects

Japanese studio Kiyoaki Takeda Architects has completed a plant-covered house in Tokyo featuring vaulted slabs filled with soil for growing plants. Kiyoaki Takeda, founder of Kiyoaki Takeda Architects, designed the Tsuruoka House after reading an article in the scientific journal Nature explaining that the mass of human-made objects had now exceeded that of all living biomass.

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Kazoo Sato designs hemispherical public toilet for Tokyo

August 29, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Tokyo Toilet by Kazoo Sato

Designer Kazoo Sato has created a public toilet that uses voice commands to control functions including the door, toilet flush, taps and ambient music as part of the Tokyo Toilet project. Situated in Nanago Dori Park in the heart of Tokyo’s Shibuya financial district, the design of the hemispherical toilet was led by TBWA\HAKUHODO advertising

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Triangular-patterned canopy shelters stalls at modernised Portuguese marketplace

August 28, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architect Rui Mendes Ribeiro has covered the marketplace in the Portuguese town of Vila Nova de Famalicão with a perforated canopy that shades the market square.  The town council’s architecture department led by Ribeiro oversaw the modernisation of the traditional market, which had become outdated and was no longer attracting shoppers to its stalls. The

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Studio Hagen Hall completes 1970s-style makeover of London townhouse

August 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
1970s townhouse by Studio Hagen Hall

Architecture office Studio Hagen Hall has transformed a townhouse in north London into a home inspired by 1970s Californian modernism to remind its owners of time spent living in Los Angeles. Studio Hagen Hall was approached by recording artists Ben Garrett and Rae Morris to refurbish a townhouse near Primrose Hill, which appealed to the

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