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Chunky staircase features in Farleigh Road renovation by Paolo Cossu Architects

January 17, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Staircase and bookshelves in Farleigh Road renovation and extension by Paolo Cossu Architects

An extra-wide oak staircase doubles as a piece of furniture in this renovation of a Victorian terrace in east London, designed by Paolo Cossu Architects. The Farleigh Road project involved remodelling a four-storey house that had previously been subdivided into two separate properties, to create a spacious home for a family. The lower level had

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Kengo Kuma tucks Japanese student hub under wooden bleachers

January 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Stepped roof of student hub by Kengo Juma & Associates

A sloped roof lined with wooden bleachers and plants conceals the student hub that Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates has created for the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Named the Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza, the building sits partially below ground and is intended to emulate a landform or river delta “that spills into the

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Mecanoo and OTJ Architects complete renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

December 21, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

Architecture studios Mecanoo and OTJ Architects have added a rooftop garden and statement staircases to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library in Washington DC as part of its renovation of the Mies van der Rohe-designed building. Dutch architecture office Mecanoo collaborated with New Orleans studio OTJ Architects for the project, which involved a three-year-long renovation of

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Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2021

December 6, 2021 James Parkes 0
Staircase at a self build project in Denmark by Tommy Rand

We continue our review of 2021 with a roundup highlighting the top 10 staircases featured on Dezeen this year, including a stair informed by skate bowls and one designed by Kengo Kuma. Self build, Denmark, by Tommy Rand Located on the outskirts of Aarhus, this self-build house by Tommy Rand features a spiral staircase made using CNC-cut

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OMA inserts trio of “monumental” staircases into POST Houston cultural and retail venue

November 26, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
X-shaped staircases inside POST Houston

Architecture studio OMA has completed the first phase of transforming a US Postal Service building into a multi-purpose destination in downtown Houston. The public areas at POST Houston opened on 13 November 2021 within a 500,000-square-foot (46,450-square-metre) concrete mail-sorting warehouse and office building, which was used by USPS until 2015. The huge structure was built in

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White stucco wraps Getty View Residence by Abramson Architects in Los Angeles

November 6, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Getty View Residence

White surfaces, both inside and out, offer the ideal backdrop for artwork in this light-filled home created by LA firm Abramson Architects for a creative client. The Getty View Residence is nestled into a sloped site on a quiet cul-de-sac in Los Angeles. As the name suggests, the 8,000-square-foot (743-square-metre) home is afforded vistas of

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AIM Architecture adds slide-like staircase to Shanghai store In the Park

September 3, 2021 Alice Finney 0

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has inserted a red staircase that resembles a children’s slide in the middle of this clothing store to create a playful interior. Named In the Park, the Shanghai store was designed to reflect the playfulness of the clothing brand while drawing on the layout of traditional Chinese parks. AIM Architecture wanted to

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Superlimão converts single-family home for São Paulo couple’s multiple uses

August 20, 2021 James Brillon 0
Yoga house conversion by Superlimão

Brazilian architecture firm Superlimão has overhauled a large home in São Paulo, relocating the staircase to the facade and painting the front a deep shade of red. The Yoga House project was completed for an enterprising couple that wanted to convert a portion of their home into a yoga studio, a co-working space and a

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Bernardes Arquitetura tops Rio de Janeiro villa with wing-shaped roof

August 8, 2021 James Brillon 0
Asa House by Berardes Arquitetura

Rio de Janeiro-based firm Bernardes Arquitetura has completed a home topped by a dramatic curved roof that is meant to resemble a bird’s wing. Located atop a hill in Rio, the residence is known as Asa House for its swooping roof shape – “asa” means “wing” in Portuguese. The expansive property has a partially sunken

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