Articles tagged Residential

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An architect’s own house contains multitudes in a small London plot

London – How did Sophie Hicks make the most of a limited plot in the middle of pricey Kensington? By digging down and letting the entire neighbourhood in.

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Here are our highlights from the 2019 ISH fair, with key trends for bathroom design

Frankfurt – From the boldness of colour to 3D-printed elements to create limitless design options, here are some of the trends we saw during this year’s ISH fair. 

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This refurbished small home is now fit for a man, his best friend and his vegetable garden

Madrid – Husos Arquitectos adapted a small space to the needs of a young doctor with crazy work hours and a short-nosed dog with heat aversion. 

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What’s on the ground floor of this wave-like Japanese house? A sake store

Kitami, Japan – Architect Jun Igarashi is behind a new type of Asian shophouse: an apartment on top linked to a sake store below by way of an elegant curve. 

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Los Angeles updates a hallmark of the American dream: the single-family home

Los Angeles – We spoke with FreelandBuck co-founder David Freeland about the potential of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and building with blocks.

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A three-generation house becomes a solution for Amsterdam’s insane real-estate market

Amsterdam – To safeguard a family against the nightmarish housing market, Dutch architecture firm Beta created a mini-apartment building in a new Amsterdam neighbourhood.

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You spin me right round, baby, right round, like an Australian beach house, baby

Mornington, Australia – Beach houses are where dream residential typologies become realities. For Austin Maynard Architects, this one was a chance to challenge even those dreams.

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A Dutch holiday home debunks small-space stereotypes

Vinkeveen, Netherlands – i29 and Chris Collaris designed a 55-sq-m lake house with panoramic views and a luxurious, minimal feel.

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In Seoul, this five-storey residential project breaks all the rules

Seoul – A residential project by STPMJ architects reveals an unconventional way of building homes in dense areas of South Korea.

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UNStudio reconsiders the role of the architect in Knowledge Matters

Amsterdam – In their Frame Publishers book, the UNStudio founders discuss how network knowledge permeated through several of their projects.

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Refuse to leave the city for the suburbs? Then build the children some nooks

Stockholm – Architect Måns Tham maximised the sleeping and leisure space in a 100 sq-m Stockholm apartment by creating a series of nooks and niches.

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In South Bohemia, Atelier 111 challenges traditional suburban typology

Litvínovice, Czech Republic – A Czech family house in a small village imports minimalism in response to aesthetic oversaturation and housing needs.