Next up in our review of 2020, we recall 10 of the most impressive and unusual houses featured on Dezeen this year, including a sculptural Chilean residence and a reconfigurable home in Tokyo. House in Los Vilos, Chile, by Office of Ryue Nishizawa An undulating, board-marked concrete roof shelters this Chilean house that Pritzker Prize-winning
Architecture studio Grupo Boreal has completed a house in Argentinian mountains with Mediterranean-style white walls and red-brick steps up to a roof terrace. Grupo Boreal designed Casa Elisa in the mountainous area of San Clemente, which is southwest of Córdoba, with a completely bright white exterior. “The markedly Mediterranean style was inspired by Ibizan architecture,
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Local studio Fabián M Escalante H Arquitectos has designed a steel-clad holiday home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which wraps around existing trees to fit in with the surrounding area. Fabián M Escalante H Arquitectos created the retreat for a client who owned a large plot of land with a dam and wanted a building
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Dominic McKenzie Architects has overhauled a Victorian house in north London, adding an extension with a zigzagging outline, bronze exterior and maple wood interior. The Hampstead House project involved a complete renovation of the four-storey property, reconfiguring the existing interior to be more space-efficient, and replacing a previous extension at the rear to create a
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Lima studio Barclay & Crousse has completed this house with reddish stone and concrete walls, and dramatically slanted roofs to echo mountains. Casa Huayoccari is located in the valley of Urubamba, a mountainous setting considered sacred by the Incas. The house appears to be enclosed by the Pitusiray mountain range, which provided the cues to
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Pastel storage walls curve and dip through the rooms of this apartment in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood, which has been overhauled by architecture studio Jonathan Tuckey Design. The apartment is situated along Upper Wimpole Street, occupying the ground floor of a Regency-era townhouse that had a rather poor internal layout and limited storage space. “[The apartment]
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US studio GRT Architects has completed this black house with huge triangular windows in New York’s Dutchess County with the layout of an open-plan studio. The project in Dutchess County, which is just under two hours drive from New York City, was created for a couple thinking about permanently moving out of Manhattan. While the
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Emil Eve Architects has extended a farmhouse in Wiltshire, England, by adding a kitchen that features terracotta tiles both inside and out. Called Farley Farmhouse, the project involved infilling a portion of unused outdoor space, to create more space for cooking and dining. “The existing kitchen was tiny and completely out of proportion to the house,”
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Painted fibre-cement panels enclose the warm, wooden interiors of the SP House that (E)StudioRO has completed overlooking Tunquén beach in Chile. The dwelling was commissioned by a family living in Santiago, who desired a beachside getaway that could also function as their future home. The brief given to local architect (E)StudioRO was open for interpretation,
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A Shaker-style sleeping space and a bed chamber with a colour scheme informed by California deserts are among the ten serene, architect-designed bedrooms in this roundup. This is the latest in a series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased visually inspiring dining rooms, cosy living rooms, domestic bathrooms designed by