Articles tagged Residential

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What was this Tokyo apartment like before? Look to the ceiling for clues

Tokyo – The ceiling of the House of Wind and Light, a renovated apartment by Office Shogo Onodera, bears the tracks of its former layout.  

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He’s 193 centimetres tall. She’s 149. This is a house fit for both.

London – Urban Mesh Design came up with hip-height compromises to adjust this residence to its two vertically disparate main dwellers. 

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Out Now: Frame 125 - High-Density Housing

Amsterdam – The newest print issue of Frame show us how we will live tomorrow. Should we build upwards or outwards? 

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Here’s the increasingly popular alternative to design museums – and even Airbnb

Utrecht – The founder of the Iconic Houses Network explains why these homes are such a treat for design fans – and what the masterpieces of the future could be.

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A 90s house in Seoul gets a colourful update

Seoul – Daniel Valle Architects brought a typical 90s dwelling straight into the present with a process that mirrored the history of the neighbourhood. 

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A formerly derelict chapel is now a guesthouse for a London family

London – With the help of some rather light materials, Craftworks turned the heavy ruins of a forsaken chapel into a bright four-bedroom home.

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In this Danish house, the rooms transform when the kids come home

Copenhagen – The accordion features in the Brought Together House make room for stepchildren every other week –and turn into adult-friendly spaces when they’re gone.

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In Melbourne, terrace house King Bill gives back to the community

Melbourne, Australia – A residential renovation by Austin Maynard Architects focused on sharing its garden spaces with the neighbours.

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Tradition meets normcore in Schemata’s newest mixed space

Kanagawa, Japan – The making of a residence and workspace designed by Schemata Architects engages the building’s history while introducing normcore.

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ODA New York inverts the high-rise residence hierarchy

New York City – Typically penthouse-only perks are democratized in 100 Norfolk as ODA turns a limitation into a USP and architectural convention on its head.

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Arch Studio gives a literal twist to a traditional Chinese typology

BEIJING – Reinterpretating the siheyuan, Arch Studio uses a meandering walkway to disrupt the hierarchy and formality of the Qing dynasty courtyard house.

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Architecture for a new fluidity of living spaces

CARPI, Italy – A minimalist design by Gian Luca Montanari of MGGM Studio takes a structural approach to space, balancing architectural volumes with the outdoors.