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“Ordinary yet quirky” Red House in Dorset named UK’s best new home

December 7, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

The Red House in southwest England by London studio David Kohn Architects has been named the RIBA’s House of the Year for 2022. Located in rural Dorset, the two-storey family home is distinguished by its playful yet restrained exterior that juxtaposes patterned red brickwork with bright green details. The House of the Year award is

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Villa Petricor sits within a tropical garden in Tulum

December 7, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Arched openings create a sense of fluidity inside a holiday home by Mexican studio CO-LAB Design Office, which was designed to encourage occupants to feel connected to the lush surroundings. Villa Petricor sits on a slender, angled site with tropical vegetation in the beach town of Tulum. The 300-square-metre house is oriented to take advantage

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BIG completes Quito’s tallest building with pixelated facade

December 7, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

A facade of cascading balconies defines the residential Iqon skyscraper near La Carolina park in Quito, which is Danish architecture studio BIG’s first completed project in South America. The 32-storey high-rise, now the tallest in the Ecuadorian capital, comprises 220 apartments alongside a mix of commercial and office spaces designed for developer Uribe Schwarzkopf. The

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Mork-Ulnes completes eight-sided Octothorpe House in Oregon desert

December 6, 2022 Kate Mazade 0

Mork-Ulnes Architects has completed a single-family residence in Oregon with a dark exterior and interconnected spaces without corridors that was built using American-made cross-laminated timber. The 3,340-square-foot (310-square metre) Octothorpe House is located in Bend, Oregon, a small city 160 miles (257 kilometres) southeast of Portland. “[It’s] a hybrid between a cabin and a house,

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Clementine Blakemore Architects transforms 19th-century stone barns into accessible holiday homes

December 6, 2022 Katie Last 0

London-based studio Clementine Blakemore Architects has renovated a series of derelict agricultural buildings in Dorset to create the Wraxall Yard accessible holiday homes. The Wraxall Yard complex, which also features a community space and a workshop, is part of a wider project by the owners of the site to provide universal access to the landscape

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Note Design Studio draws on Swedish Grace style for Habitat 100 apartment

December 6, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

Local firm Note Design Studio has overhauled a 1920s flat in Stockholm, adding sound-absorbing marble floors, mouldings informed by the eaves of the building and custom-made furniture. The studio renovated the apartment, which is located in a building designed by architecture studio Höög & Morssing in the early 1920s, to create an interior that “might

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Artefact adds cloister-like timber extension to Islington home

December 5, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

Local studio Artefact drew on “20th-century courtyard houses” when creating Pirouette House, a cloister-like extension to a 1980s building in Islington, London, made from red timber. The extension was added to a home in a row of “nondescript” single-aspect houses, which had been modernised a few years previously. Its shape helps create a hidden courtyard that functions

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Dezeen’s top 10 houses of 2022

December 5, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Next up in our review of the year, we look back at the houses that grabbed Dezeen readers’ attention in 2022, including a dwelling hidden below ground, a pink holiday home and a cantilevering cabin. House and Restaurant in Yamaguchi, Japan, by Junya Ishigami Dezeen’s most popular house of 2022 was also the most unusual.

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Watch our Architecture Project Talk about Coral Pavilion by CmDesign Atelier

December 5, 2022 Siufan Adey 0

In the final instalment of Dezeen and Gaggenau’s Architecture Project Talks series, Nigerian architect Tosin Oshinowo will give a presentation about Coral Pavilion. You can register via this link to join the webinar. Oshinowo will deliver a lecture about the minimalist beach house, which was designed by her studio CmDesign Atelier, at 1:00pm London time on 9

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Colleen Healey combines old and new for historic DC house renovation

December 4, 2022 Dan Howarth 0

Colleen Healey Architecture has revamped a home on a radial lot facing Washington DC’s Logan Circle, retaining historic details while updating the spaces for contemporary living. The renovated eight-bedroom house fronts Logan Circle, one of the city’s grand rotaries that connects several major avenues, created as part of engineer Pierre L’Enfant’s original masterplan. Due to

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