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SAW revamps Spanish-style Wraparound House in San Francisco

August 16, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Wraparound House

Architecture studio SAW incorporated curved elements and multiple staircases in its renovation of a 1930s dwelling that is meant to reconsider the “notion of groundedness”. The Wraparound House is located in the Marina District, which stretches along the San Francisco Bay. Designed by local firm SAW, or Spiegel Aihara Workshop, the project entailed the overhaul

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Architectuur Maken designs sculptural staircase overlooking Dutch landscape

August 10, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Triangular De Niewe Herdgang viewpoint in the Netherlands

Dutch studio Architectuur Maken has completed De Niewe Herdgang, a sculptural staircase rising 25 metres to create a watchtower over the landscape outside the city of Tilburg, the Netherlands. Located on a shallow hill at the centre of a busy traffic intersection, the pavilion was the winner of a 2017 competition held by the municipality

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MAD designs “monumental gateway” for Milano Innovation District

August 2, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
The exterior of MAD's MoLo complex near Milan

Plants and polished-metal staircases will animate the exterior of the MoLo entrance building and multi-storey car park that Chinese studio MAD is designing for a neighbourhood near Milan, Italy. The MoLo, otherwise known as the Mobility and Logistic hub, will be built on the western boundary of the Milano Innovation District (MIND) – a neighbourhood dedicated to

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Ten homes that use colour to turn stairs into statements

July 24, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Matryoshka House, Netherlands, by Shift Architecture Urbanism

A Swedish house with a stairway hidden behind a bookcase and an architect-revamped new build in the Netherlands feature in our latest lookbook of ten homes with colourful staircases that draw the eye. Adding a layer of paint makes it possible to turn even simple stairs into standout architectural features, rather than just functional ones.

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MVRDV creates 600-metre-long orange walkway that bridges Rotterdam roofs

May 30, 2022 James Parkes 0
Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a 600 metre orange walkway

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has opened Rotterdam Rooftop Walk, a temporary bright orange rooftop installation in Rotterdam that crosses the rooflines of two adjacent buildings. Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a temporary walkable installation that extends up the side of Rotterdam’s World Trade Centre and creates a bridge across to the city’s Bijenkorf department store. The

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Kappa House by Archipelago Architects Studio uses staircases as surfaces and partitions

May 5, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior image of KAPPA House from street level

Archipelago Architects Studio arranged this house in Kanagawa, Japan, around a series of central staircases that divide the spaces and provide places to sit or relax. The Tokyo-based architecture office designed Kappa House to occupy a compact plot that was originally part of the neighbouring house’s garden. The client for the project is a street

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