We could use a cabin

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A Lake Cottage in Bolsover, Ontario, Canada by UUfie / photographed by Naho Kubota.

Words from the architects:

Lake Cottage is a reinterpretation of living in a tree house where nature is an integral part of the building. In a forest of birch and spruce trees along the Kawartha Lakes, the cottage is designed as a two storey, multi-uses space for a large family. The structure, composed of a 7m high A-frame pitch roof covered in black steel and charred cedar siding. A deep cut in the building volume creates a cantilever overhang for a protected outdoor terrace with mirrors to further give the illusion of the building containing the forest inside.

Fourteen openings in the main living space reveal both inhabited spaces, skies and trees. The abstract nature of the interior spaces allows the imagination to flow, and those spaces that could be identified as a domestic interior can suddenly become play spaces. A solid timber staircase leads to a loft which gives the feeling of ascending into tree canopies as sunlight softy falls on a wall covered in shingles stained in light blue.

Using local materials and traditional construction methods, the cottage incorporated sustainable principles. The black wood cladding of the exterior is a technique of charring cedar that acts as a natural agent against termite and fire. Thick walls and roof provide high insulation value, a central wood hearth provides heat, deep recessed windows and operable skylights provide ventilation and diffused natural light.

We craft

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‘ARTS & CRAFTS’ by 3D Digital Artist Diego Querol

We are back in the house

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Hazukashi House, Kyoto by Alts Design Office

House of Patios

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‘Casa dos pátios’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil – designed by ar arquitetos / photographed by Leonardo Finotti

Factory Living

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The amazing ‘Factory’, Sant Just Desvern, Spain by architect Ricardo Bofill.

In 1973 Ricardo Bofill found a disused cement factory, an industrial complex from the turn of the century consisting of over 30 silos, subterranean galleries and huge machine rooms, and he decided to transform it into the head office of Taller de Arquitectura. Remodelling work lasted two years. The factory, abandoned and partially in ruins, was a compendium of surrealist elements: stairs that climbed up to nowhere, mighty reinforced concrete structures that sustained nothing, pieces of iron hanging in the air, huge empty spaces filled nonetheless with magic.

Broken Home

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Installation of miniature houses by Savona and Milan based artist Daniele Del Nero from the “Brockenhaus” series. Using black paper, Del Nero constructs architectural scale models of deserted towns. To create the effect of neglect and abandonment, the artist covers the black paper with construction paste and flour.

In his artist statement, Del Nero writes, “My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate.”

Herringbone

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The beautiful ‘Herringbone House’ by London based Atelier ChanChan in Islington, London. Photographs by Mike Tsang.

Words from the architect:

The house aims to relate to its context by taking the syntax of the local vernacular: namely gable ended roofs and the brick material of the Victorian terraces. However, the open plan interiors with ceiling to floor windows, skylights and courtyards are supported by a modern steel structure.

The combination making for a modern vernacular house inspired by the old to create something new. The ornamental herringbone brickwork was used to create personal expression and to articulate the picture windows and volumes by using framing, pattern and variety in the laying of the bricks.

Tree House

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‘Tree House’ by London based architecture studio 6a Architects // Photography by Johan Dehlin.

London studio 6a Architects has extended the home of architecture critic Rowan Moore and his family by adding a timber structure that curves around a tree (+ slideshow). The extension was designed by 6a Architects to provide a new ground-floor bedroom and bathroom for the London house, which is an amalgamation of two cottages constructed in the 1830s. A ramped corridor runs parallel to the existing house, negotiating a gentle change in level and allowing access for the mother of the family, who uses a wheelchair. This corridor connects the house’s living room with the new bedroom suite, which extends out into the garden. The exterior of the structure is clad with reclaimed timber, while white-painted timber panels line the interior walls. Glazed doors open the space out to a curving timber deck that surrounds the sumac tree and steps down to the garden. (Text via dezeen)

Slippery Slope

Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters.

House K by world renowned Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto / photographs by Iwan Baan, text by designboom:

Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters.

Mum’s Place

Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF) Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF)  Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF) Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF) Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF) Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF) Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF) Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF)Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF)Corrugated aluminum 'house for mother' in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF)

A wonderful example of beautiful simplicity – a corrugated aluminum ‘house for mother’ in Sweden, designed by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF)

‘House for mother’ by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF), is located in linköping, sweden, and is part of the linköpingsbo 2017 housing exhibition. the dwelling is divided into two parallel volumes slightly shifted from each other, thus creating spaces both in front of and behind the building. oriented to a park in the north, and an alley in the south, the two adjacent gables emphasize the overall theme for the area in general: narrow plots and a variation of housing types. the first form contains the kitchen, dining room and living room, with the bathroom and laundry room housed in a smaller cabin within the structure. the second volume, partly in two levels with a less inclined roof, accommodates  the bedrooms and a small studio. the façades and roof are covered with raw, corrugated aluminum in juxtaposition to the warm interior with an exposed timber structure and walls lined with plywood. the polished concrete flooring folds up along the perimeter of the building and transforms into a bench and shelf. (Text via designboom.com / all images courtesy of förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF)

Home is Where the Heart is

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This post is part of our second Theme Week where since last Friday, you the public had the chance to choose between 5 themes/inspirations for each post this week. Yet again you chose probably the most challenging theme we had listed: ‘Miniature’ Hope you enjoy… :)

Beautiful sculpture work by Elle Nitters, from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her words:

I was asked by designer Koen de Wilde to participate in his project “huisnr.” (engl: House Number). He is fascinated by the basic shape of a house and hands out little wooden houses to designers and artists so they can do their own thing with it.
 
This is my contribution to the project. You can also see it on the project website: http://huisnr.koenst.nl/005

We punch holes

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‘Ant House’ in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura

The Gingerbread House

"Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." IM"Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.."

As part of the annual ‘Open House’ weekend in London, we managed to get a peak into the beautiful home of architect Laura Dewe Mathews who build and designed her own home in Hackney, East London out of solid cross-laminated timber.

“Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork…The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds…To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above…A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs..”

/ first set of photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews

We make things fit

Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment.Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment.

Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.

They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment.

 

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We have a house

'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage.

‘House N’ in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura – have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family’s life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage.

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We change

Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.  Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses. Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses. Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.

Barcode Room by ‘studio 01’ – Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses. (via designboom)

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We grow trees

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The Treehouse at Loch Goil, Scotland, as part of the 5-star hotel and popular wedding location ‘The Lodge’ / photographed by Craig & Eva Sanders

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We garden

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In one of Tokyo’s densest neighborhoods Ryue Nishizawa has built House & Garden, a four-story study-residence for two writer-editors. The intention of the architect – Kazuyo Sejima’s partner in SANAA – was to come up with a transparent and totally permeable building. Rooms are joined with gardens, blurring the lines between interior and exterior, and spaces are fragmented. Climate comfort is achieved through fine glass walls placed at strategic places and with rails and curtains organizing everyday life. In an urban environment where lighting conditions are not ideal, the building seeks to bring in as much sunlight as possible by interspersing gardens with roofs on all floors, and creates a plant screen that protects the privacy of the inhabitants while allowing in daylight. / photographed by Iwaan Baan

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We want a townhouse

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Modern Townhouse in Gelukstraat, Ghent, Belgium by  Dierendonck Blancke Architecten. Designed as a small 89 sqm house extension on this very small plot in the centre of city, the architects came up with a very simple yet innovative design solution, featuring an only 2mm thick black PVC-film as outer cladding. / photographed by Filip Dujardin

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We retreat

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Hawthbush Farm, Sussex Downs, England designed by Mole Architects

“In the place of an existing 1970s extension to the original 17th-century farmhouse, Mole Architects designed a new brick and steel structure that looks a little less jarring and out of place. Opting for a middle ground between ultra-modern radical and outdated rural pastiche, the new extension appears edgy and updated, while remaining sympathetic to the integrity of the old farmhouse. By combing natural materials like wood and copper with a barrel vaulted room featuring spectacular views of the landscape, this new extension brings new meaning to country-chic.”

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We let the light in

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‘Lens House’ a modern 70 sqm office extension to an existing 400 sqm nineteenth century house in Islington, London by Alison Brooks Architects / photographed by Paul Riddle.

 

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Portuguese Panorama

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Villa Extramuros in , Portugal by Vora Arquitectura / photographed by Alexandre Gempeler and Adrià Goula . read more at archdaily

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Work in Progress

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‘House SK’ – A couple of first concept / draft design images of our very first commission project for a weekend / holiday house for a small family in the Greek countryside. More to come soon!

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We look out

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Tilty Hill Residence, Thaxted, Essex, UK / 18th century Dutch barn conversion by British minimalist architect John Pawson. This tranquil barn represents one of Pawson’s most significant projects and is a hallmark for modern day minimalism. It is also available to rent at The Wow House Company.

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We design a house

Walstrom House, near the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles, designed in 1969 by Californian architect John Lautner. / photographs by Jon Buono timber asymmetrical architecture village house usaWalstrom House, near the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles, designed in 1969 by Californian architect John Lautner. / photographs by Jon Buono timber asymmetrical architecture village house usaWalstrom House, near the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles, designed in 1969 by Californian architect John Lautner. / photographs by Jon Buono timber asymmetrical architecture village house usa

Walstrom House, near the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles, designed in 1969 by Californian architect John Lautner. / photographs by Jon Buono

 

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Weekend cottage

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Beautiful photograph of a romantic, rustic weekend cottage and garden placed right on a canal in Bruges, Belgium / photographed by Imogen Cunliffe

We stand out from the crowd

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Beautiful modern swedish town house in Landskrona, Sweden by architecture office Elding Oscarson

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We draw

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There’s an abundance of tables designed to accommodate family dinners, and a wide range of small art desks for kids, but Growth Table by designers Tim Durfee and Iris Anna Regn is the first family-sized drawing table we’ve seen — and it’s truly inspiring. Durfee and Regn offer, “Children impulsively and un-selfconsciously indulge in spontaneous mark-making when presented with a place to sit, a rightly-positioned surface, and colorful instruments with which to draw. The Growth Table creates these conditions — but at a range of scales — to also attract older children and adults who share the memory of countless hours of childhood art-making.” One of the main intentions behind the design of Growth Table is to “create an instant and inter-generational community united by the simple act of drawing.” Since kids spend such a great deal of time at a desk, to either do homework or pursue creative endeavors, this unique furniture presents an opportunity for a child to be engaged and nurtured in a group setting, as opposed to being isolated at a miniature table or desk of their own. And wouldn’t Growth Table be the ultimate instant setting for home schooling multiple siblings?

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designed by TimDurfee & IrisAnnaRegn

Growth Table is one of a series of objects and spaces modified from a variety of familiar types to sponsor specific activities for adults as well as children. It creates an instant and intergenerational community united by the simple act of drawing.

Children impulsively and un-selfconsciously indulge in spontaneous mark-making when presented with a place to sit, a rightly-positioned surface, and colorful instruments with which to draw. The Growth Table creates these conditions – but at a range of scales – to also attract older children and adults who share the memory of countless hours of childhood art-making. The structure activates a public outdoor or indoor space by providing a catalyst for spontaneous social behavior that is both exceptional and utterly familiar. When the form of the Table is multiplied or expanded, it creates a community scaled art-parklett, or transforms a public interior into a literal “drawing room.”

Materials: Marine plywood, Douglas fir, glass, rubber, drawing supplies /

Photography: Jeremy Eichenbaum

Hangover

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The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Brenner Pass, Italy by architect Werner Tscholl / photographed by Alexa Rainer

We think outside the box

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The Hunt House, on Fire Island, by architect Andrew Geller / photograph by Nina Leen

We want to swim

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Casa Kona by Legoretta + Legoretta

we fit in

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we had enough…

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We want to have breakfast there

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Forest Castle

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We know about you..

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we feel like this sometimes…

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‘Its what’s inside that matters….’

'Its what's inside that matters....'

Skylight House, by Chenchow Little Architects, Australia

We would like this to be our studio

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We would like to live there…

We would like to live there…

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House in Koamicho, Japan by Suppose Design Office

City Cabin

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