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“‘Housing for dirty people’ is back and I welcome it”

March 29, 2023 Rory Olcayto 0

Deck-access housing has unfairly become a symbol for urban squalor in the UK, but a new wave of architects is demonstrating its merits, writes Rory Olcayto. As Miles Glendinning and Stefan Muthesius convincingly argue in Tower Block, their 1994 book on post-war housing, there “has probably never been another feature in UK public housing which

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David Chipperfield designs Antwerp housing alongside fruit orchard

March 29, 2023 James Parkes 0

British studio David Chipperfield Architects has revealed plans for a housing project in Antwerp that will adjoin a 60-tree fruit orchard. Named Boomgaard, the residential project is set to be built in Antwerp’s Nieuw Zuid neighbourhood and will contain 54 apartments that sit beside landscapes designed by Bureau Bas Smets. The housing project will be

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Laminates: A Material that Adapts

March 29, 2023 Camila Prieto 0

Playing with the balance between form and function, laminates enable architecture to perform a variety of tasks at the same time, being robust, flame-retardant, stain-resistant and antibacterial. With a wide range of applications in architecture, Egger has developed a range of products that can be applied to many of the spaces we inhabit daily, such as kitchens, bathrooms, offices, hotels and shops. Diving into the specifics of laminates and how they can be applied in architecture, we showcase how these materials are an ideal coating material with extra-wide format alternatives.

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Palm Frond Retreat / Koichi Takada Architects

March 29, 2023 Hana Abdel 0

Sitting high on the northern headland looking back over picturesque Balmoral Beach (Sydney, Australia) Palm Frond Retreat by Koichi Takada Architects is a dramatic contemporary residence designed to make the most of its sought-after location. The five-bedroom, three-storey home is oriented around the view, and to capture the best of each season – for year-round enjoyment and entertainment. Pockets of space have been created throughout for solitary escape while generous, protected spaces are ready to entertain family and friends. A subtle delineation between formal/entertaining spaces and the family zones has been created with a central kitchen, while everyday luxury pervades. Expansive retractable windows and doors invite the natural beauty of the area inside and allow life to transition seamlessly to the outdoors. Materials and hues of the architecture were selected in keeping with nature’s palette.

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De Men House / Country House. Architecture

March 29, 2023 Hana Abdel 0

I have been thinking about my house for a very long time since I was a teenage boy. Every day, when herding cows through fields, sneaking into the bamboo groves, and wandering around the village,… In my imagination, sometimes my house was the bird nest in the tree and other times it was just a thatched hut or an old house next to a stream in the forest. I feel like I am a very complicated man…