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TAA adds contemporary extension to traditional Toulouse chartreuse house

December 1, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Local architecture office TAA has completed House M in Toulouse, France, featuring a glass-and-concrete extension that contrasts with the existing brick-clad chartreuse-style dwelling. Taillandier Architectes Associés (TAA) was asked to modernise a traditional property in Toulouse’s Minimes neighbourhood to meet the needs of a family of four. House M sits on a long and narrow

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Technique transforms dilapidated flats into metal-clad house in Scotland

November 29, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Technique has combined a pair of flats adjoining a traditional stone house in Scotland to create The Den, a one-bedroom dwelling clad in a black-metal “jacket”. The Den occupies a hillside site in the village of Tighnabruaich, with a panoramic outlook over a narrow sea channel known as the Kyles of Bute. Glasgow

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Studio Odile Decq’s minimalist glass pavilion recalls traditional greenhouses

November 21, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

The Green Pavilion, a glass pavilion with a pyramidal roof, was designed by architect Odile Decq to evoke historic orangeries and installed in the Jardin des Tuileries as part of the Paris+ par Art Basel art fair. Decq was commissioned by Galerie Philippe Gravier to create a functional art piece to be placed in the

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Rollimarchini Architects wraps Vietnamese factory in plant-covered facades

November 1, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Facades at this factory in an industrial park near Ho Chi Minh City are filled with layers of greenery that provide shelter from the rain and sun, as well as helping to purify the air. The factory was designed by Switzerland-based Rollimarchini Architects and global firm G8A Architects for a Swiss company called Jakob Rope

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Selencky Parsons adds pavilion-like extension to The Weathered House in London

October 24, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Selencky Parsons has extended a Victorian house in south London, adding a steel-framed structure and sliding glass doors that link its interior with a large terrace. Named The Weathered House, the project was designed for a client who requested improvements to the living spaces of their semi-detached property in Sydenham. Selencky Parsons remodelled

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Sloping roof shelters House of Noufal in India by 3dor Concepts

October 15, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio 3dor Concepts used a giant sloping roof to cover all three levels of this house in Kerala, India, which features an internal courtyard garden that can be opened up to the outdoors. Named House of Noufal, the dwelling was designed by Kanpur-based studio 3dor Concepts for a client who is an avid traveller and

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Studio Bright arranges 8 Yard House around a series of outdoor spaces

October 14, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

A sequence of eight courtyards and gardens are incorporated into the linear floor plan of this house in Melbourne, Australia, which Studio Bright designed to make the most of a long and narrow plot. The studio headed by architect Melissa Bright designed 8 Yard House for a site in the city’s North Fitzroy district, which

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Mitsubishi Jisho Design completes “Japan’s first hybrid timber high-rise hotel”

October 12, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Mitsubishi Jisho Design has completed an 11-storey hybrid timber hotel in Sapporo, Japan, that was designed to use as much local timber and as little concrete as possible. The Royal Park Canvas hotel is located in downtown Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido and was created by Mitsubishi Jisho Design for real estate

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Steel and timber cladding helps remote hiking shelters blend in with Australian landscapes

October 10, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Australian studios Noxon Giffen and McGregor Coxall have created a series of remote shelters on the Grampians Peaks Trail in Victoria, featuring a material palette of metal, stone and wood that complements the rugged terrain. The structures sit at 10 campsites along the 160-kilometre-long hiking trail, which traverses the Grampians National Park, or Gariwerd, from

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