From a sprawling concrete villa in California with interiors by designer Kelly Wearstler to a timber-framed cottage within a Scottish ruin, here are Dezeen’s top five houses of November 2023. Our latest roundup of the five most popular residences featured on Dezeen in the last month also includes a hexagonal home in Amsterdam, a playful Sydney townhouse
Local studio Witherford Watson Mann aimed to “set a new benchmark” for inner-city older people’s accommodation with Appleby Blue, a social housing development in Southwark, London, for over-65s. Designed for and managed by the United St Saviour’s Charity, the development replaces a former care home on the site that had fallen into disrepair. It includes
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Informed by the greenhouses that once occupied the site, local architecture studio Hayhurst and Co added bamboo planting behind polycarbonate screens to the facade of a family home in London. Named Green House, Hayhurst and Co created the home as an example of low-cost, low-energy housing, with a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure and repurposed materials
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Architecture studio Pricegore has renovated a modernist townhouse in Chelsea, London, reconfiguring the four-storey house into a contemporary three-bedroom home. Pricegore aimed to revamp the existing home by creating generous and flexible living spaces, while respecting the building’s brutalist ideals with exposed material finishes. While investigating the site’s history, the studio discovered the deep foundations
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A remote house by architecture practice Ann Nisbet Studio that is “close to perfection” has been named the winner of the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2023. Named Cuddymoss, the home in Ayrshire is the first one-off residence to ever win the award since it was founded in 2002 by the
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Local architecture firm La Base Studio has renovated a glass and concrete home, wrapping it in a delicate privacy and shading screen on a lush site in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Known as Casa Mendoza, the 2,150-square foot (200-square metre) residence was completed in 2022 on a 3,350-square foot (330-square metre) lot at the connection of
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Danish architecture studio BIG has unveiled the design for a luxury residential building with cascading terraces named Park Rise, which will form part of the Ellinikon city masterplan near Athens. Designed as the centrepiece of Ellinikon’s Little Athens neighbourhood, Park Rise will contain 88 apartments stacked in a staggered arrangement of two gently curving wings, the
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Indonesian studio Ismail Solehudin Architecture has playfully adapted the forms and materials found in traditional Javanese homes for Distracted House, a family residence in Jakarta. Distracted House is finished in a mix of concrete, brick and plaster and topped by an angular clay-tile roof based on those of traditional houses in the area called joglo.
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Architecture studio Wallmakers has reimagined a traditional roof by adding skylights that double as seating for an arts centre and home in Kerala, India. Established by a family of musicians, Nisarga Art Hub is both a private residence and arts centre designed as a space for the community to congregate and engage with art and
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Vast swathes of London’s social housing continue to be demolished in the name of estate regeneration, but Anna Minton believes things could be about to change. Estate regeneration schemes have seen more than 100 of London’s council estates demolished and replaced with developments of predominantly luxury apartments, redefining the British capital and fuelling the housing
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