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Dezeen’s top 10 houses of 2020

December 5, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
An aerial view of House in Los Vilos, Chile, by Office of Ryue Nishizawa

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

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Ibizan architecture influences white walls of Casa Elisa in Argentina

December 2, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Casa Elisa by Grupo Boreal

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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Rancho Sierra Allende is a gabled Mexican holiday home wrapped around trees

December 2, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Fabián M Escalante H Arquitectos's design for Rancho Sierra Allende in Mexico

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 experiments with bronze and zigzags in Hampstead House renovation

December 2, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Maple-lined interior in Hampstead House by Dominic McKenzie Architects

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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Peruvian mountains surround geometric and red Casa Huayoccari by Barclay & Crousse

December 1, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

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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Jonathan Tuckey Design updates London apartment with pink and pistachio-green storage walls

December 1, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Upper Wimpole Street apartment by Jonathan Tuckey Design includes built-in storage walls

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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Textured black brick props up “beak-like” windows in Dutchess County Studio

November 30, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Dutchess County Studio by GRT

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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Terracotta tiles add warmth to Wiltshire farmhouse kitchen by Emil Eve Architects

November 29, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Dining room interior at Farley Farmhouse by Emil Eve Architects

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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Teal-hued panels enclose timber beach retreat in Chile

November 28, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Short elevation of SP House by (E)StudioRO in Chile

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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Ten peaceful bedrooms designed by architects

November 28, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Kawakawa House by Herbst Architects

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

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