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Will Gamble Architects adds glass-walled extension to Pergola House in Leicestershire

June 25, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Living room with floor-to-ceiling windows

London studio Will Gamble Architects has added a brick bedroom suite to a Georgian house in England, along with a contrasting glass-walled extension on the ground floor that opens to the garden. Located in a conservation area in Leicestershire, the Pergola House was extended by Will Gamble Architects to create a contemporary kitchen, dining and

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Oliver Leech Architects extends Pink House with materials that “age gracefully”

June 22, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Rear facade of Pink House by Oliver Leech Architects

Local studio Oliver Leech Architects and interior designer Juliet O’Caroll used a palette of pale pink colours and materials for this extension and refurbishment of a Victorian terrace in London. Called Pink House, the project transforms the five-bedroom dwelling into a “private city oasis”, informed by memories of the client’s favourite holidays in Provence, Morocco

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Xavier Hufkens gallery reopens after expansion by Robbrecht en Daem

June 5, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Facade of Xavier Hufkens gallery extension by Robbrecht en Daem

Belgian studio Robbrecht en Daem has completed an expansion of the flagship Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels, tripling the amount of exhibition space. Robbrecht en Daem designed a contemporary concrete extension to adjoin the 19th-century townhouse on Rue St-Georges, which has housed the Xavier Hufkens gallery since 1992. The design is deliberately minimal, offering a clear

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Little Brownings by Archmongers Architects named London’s best house extension

May 20, 2022 James Parkes 0
Little Brownings is a terraced home in Dulwich

London studio Archmongers’ “practical and playful” refurbishment of a home on Dulwich Estate was named the winner of the 2022 Don’t Move, Improve! competition. Little Brownings was named the overall winner of this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! – an annual award organised by New London Architecture (NLA) that highlights and celebrates innovative home improvement and extensions across

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David Chipperfield adds vaulted arcades to revamped office complex in Paris

May 18, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Morland Mixité Capitale office by David Cghipperfield

The Berlin studio of David Chipperfield Architects has renovated and extended a 20th-century office block in Paris to transform it into a multifunctional complex called ​​Morland Mixité Capitale. Located beside the River Seine in the French capital’s 4th arrondissement, the revamped building contains housing, a hotel, offices and various public amenities. The former office, named

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Architecture for London uses stone to give house extension “a sense of permanence”

May 15, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Stone House extension by Architecture for London

Architecture for London has used a palette of stone, concrete and wood to create this monolithic rear extension to a house in Islington, which features a small arched entrance for the owner’s cat. Aptly named Stone House, the extension was designed by Clerkenwell-based studio Architecture for London for a family who wanted to expand the

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Filipe Pina and David Bilo extend Portuguese farmhouse with gabled concrete forms

May 14, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Portuguese farmhouse with concrete extension

Portuguese architects Filipe Pina and David Bilo have extended the Casa NaMora farmhouse in Guarda, Portugal, adding two gabled concrete volumes with pared-back interiors. Located in an area known as Mora at the foot of the Serra da Estrela mountain range, the project updates an original granite farmhouse that has been in use since the

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Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot design timber Sea-Tac airport expansion

May 11, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Timber airport extension

Architecture offices Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot have revealed plans for an extension of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot will work with the Port of Seattle to carry out the 145,528 square-foot (13,520-square-metre) expansion of the airport’s C Concourse. A sculptural pillar and a grand staircase clad in locally sourced

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SO-IL and FREAKS extend glass museum in France with sweeping public plaza

May 10, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Aerial view of Site Verrier de Meisenthal

New York office SO-IL and Parisian studio FREAKS have completed the renovation and extension of an 18th-century glass factory in France, adding a sweeping concrete plaza that unites a series of cultural spaces. The site, located close to the village of Meisenthal in the Northern Vosges Natural Park, has been home to the Meisenthal Glass

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Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Falkestrasse rooftop “broke every rule”

May 9, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Rooftop remodeling Falkestrasse by Coop Himmelblau

Austrian studio Coop Himmelb(l)au’s rooftop extension on Falkestrasse in Vienna was one of the earliest completed deconstructionist buildings. Continuing our series reinvestigating the style, we look at the dramatic loft conversion. Created as an extension to law firm Schuppich, Sporn, Winischhofer’s office on Falkestrasse, the rooftop structure ignored many of the area’s planning regulations. “At

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