Residential

PAINTED HOUSE

Jonathan Woolf architects

10 Sep 2010

Collaboration between Jonathan Woolf architects and Bharat Patel resulted in two typical 1940’s semis in a north London suburb being restructured to create a 7,500 sqft house for an extended family of eleven people. The practice of combining dwellings in this fashion is commonplace in some communities in the UK, although largely on an ad hoc basis and seldom from an architectural standpoint.

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LIVING WITH BOOKS

UNStudio

09 Sep 2010

The design of the loft in downtown Manhattan mediates between art gallery and living space. The existing loft space was characterized by challenging proportions: the space is long and wide, but also rather low. Gently flowing curved walls were introduced to virtually divide the main space into proportionally balanced spaces. This created zones of comfortable proportions for domestic use, while

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Concrete House II

A-cero

30 Jul 2010

A-cero architects have recently completed a bold one-storey residential abode on the outskirts of Madrid. At 1,600 sq m on a 5,000 sq m plot, the build is designed as a ‘big single-family’ dwelling with an eco-friendly approach. Spaces between the slanted concrete wall sections are optimised as individual vegetable ramps which extend up to the roof upon which are installed solar tubular

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HEATH MANSIONS, HAMPSTEAD

Stephen Fletcher Architects

18 Apr 2010

Stephen Fletcher Architects thoroughly refurbished and remodelled this Victorian mansion flat in Hampstead which had not been altered since the 1950s. A more fluid layout was created in an attempt to respect the proportions of the original spaces. New walnut flooring and whitewashed walls provide a contemporary backdrop to the client’s collection of mid-century furniture and artworks, whilst an

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VILLA DEYS

Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter b.v.

12 Apr 2010

Danish architect Paul de Ruiter always wanted to build a villa in what he considers one of the most attractive locations in the Netherlands, on the outskirts of Rhenen, in the Rhine water meadows. This would be a villa to which he could apply his own design philosophy: innovative design. His goal was not to be directed by what already exists, but to develop his own solutions that would make it

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