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Video reveals Austin guesthouse perched above existing family bungalow

November 21, 2023 Sonia Singh 0

This exclusive video produced by Dezeen features The Perch, architect Nicole Blair’s elevated house extension in Austin, which was designed to maximise living space. As its name suggests, the structure is perched just two feet above the roof of the existing home to minimise disturbance to the residence below. Blair clad the guesthouse in weathering-steel

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Polysmiths refurbishes Walden basement flat to evoke woodland cabin

November 18, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Architecture studio Polysmiths has redesigned a basement apartment in north London to feel like a “cabin in the woods”, surrounding its sunken living area with lush planting. Named Walden after the novel by naturalist Henry David Thoreau, the apartment in Tufnell Park required refurbishing after being left vacant and damaged due to flash flooding. By

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ISM Architecten expands modernist house BEEV with rooftop volume

November 10, 2023 Betty Owoo 0

A modernist house originally designed by Belgian architect Paul Neefs has undergone a restoration by architecture studio ISM Architecten in the town of Beerse, Belgium. Named BEEV, the home has been reconfigured and extended to enhance its functionality and efficiency while preserving its original design from 1967. ISM Architecten’s intervention sees the addition of a rooftop

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Greenaway Architecture adds glazed extension to thatched cottage in shadow of castle

November 8, 2023 Tian Lin 0

British studio Greenaway Architecture has added a minimalist glass extension to a 15th-century thatched cottage alongside Farleigh Hungerford Castle near Bath, UK. The architecture studio was informed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin for the design of the glass and steel addition of the mediaeval Watercress Cottage. Within a conservation area, the Watercress

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MAD to transform Chinese factory with futuristic rooftop extension

October 30, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Chinese architecture studio MAD has unveiled its plans for The Ark, a project involving the renovation and extension of a warehouse at an old cement factory in Shanghai, China. The Ark will be distinguished by a futuristic, curved metal extension positioned at roof level and designed to resemble a floating ship – giving the project

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Australian hardwood lines Melbourne cottage extension by Prior Barraclough

October 17, 2023 Natasha Levy 0

Architecture practice Prior Barraclough has expanded a modest workers’ cottage in Melbourne to include an extension panelled entirely in Australian hardwood. Located in the neighbourhood of Northcote, Union Street House is a single-fronted workers’ cottage owned by a recently retired couple who wanted their home to have more functional living space. Local practice Prior Barraclough

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Architecture Architecture uses grey breeze blocks for Melbourne extension

October 10, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Hollow breeze-block walls were used to blend interior and exterior spaces in Sunday, a reimagining of a typical cottage in Melbourne, Australia, designed by local studio Architecture Architecture. The home, called Sunday, occupies a compact, 175-square-metre site in the suburb of Fitzroy. The renovation retained the house’s existing frontage and veranda due to heritage requirements.

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Britsom Philips reconfigures Belgian home with minimalist interiors and thatched roof

October 9, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Belgian studio Britsom Philips has completed Villa VD, a timber-clad extension to a small rural home in Flanders with minimalist, light-filled living spaces. Situated in a woodland clearing in the village of Waasmunster, the expanded home has been clad in timber planks and topped by a thatched roof, both chosen as they will gradually weather

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O’Sullivan Skoufoglou transforms Berlin bungalow with blocky extension

October 3, 2023 Katie Last 0

A band of limestone separates old and new at Fohlenweg, a house in Berlin that London studio O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects created using the walls of an existing bungalow. The three-storey family home was developed from a single-storey house on the edge of Grunewald Forest and features a pale brick exterior divided by the limestone band.

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Studio Bright wraps extension in Australia with pale pink breeze blocks

September 24, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Architecture practice Studio Bright used patterned breeze blocks to wrap Garden Tower House, an extension in Australia, which peeks out from behind the restored frontage of a workers’ cottage. Located in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne, the project was a response to “unsustainable sprawl” in the area, looking to maximise the awkward, narrow site of

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