in the samutprakan province of thailand, TOUCH architect has completed a two-story family home, ‘enfold house’. formed as two l-shaped volumes, the building wraps around a central courtyard space, which is home to flourishing tree. the three-bedroom house was designed around a square-shape plan to fit perfectly on the square-shaped site. however, with this arrangement, TOUCH architect was challe..
Innenausbau K is a minimal house located in St. Gallen, Switzerland, designed by Tom Munz Architekt. The office creates architectures that are in close dialogue with their surroundings. The focus is on the intensive examination of materials and their joining. The bright space is further illuminated by the use of lighter natural materials and frameless windows throughout. A series of split-levels..
Architect Bruno Stevens has added a sunken slate-clad ceramics studio to a house on a sloping site in Belgium.Stevens and Belgium studio LAVA Architecten, where he was working at the time of the project, designed the unit in Sterrebeek for his mother, a ceramicist and jewellery designer. She needed the extra space to work on her craft and to host workshops.The two-storey structure attaches to on..
when spaceworkers took on a commission to design a private residence in rural portugal, their client approached them with one simple challenge: to design a space for books. after fleeting notions of classical libraries with sliding stairs to reach high bookshelves, the team followed this idea to create a tall volume capable of generating the necessary composition and hierarchy of interior spaces..
valbæk brørup architects has topped a wooden summer house in denmark with a vaulted steel roof. located in a forest site 200 meters from the seashore of kattegat, the eye-catching residence features an extruded tube shape with a roof of rolled steel plates. the interior is entirely made of pine, while its different spaces are characterised by a distinctive rhythm created by the eight arched stee..
Not many houses in Mykonos are blessed with unobstructed views of the sun setting over the sacred island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, so when Athens-based architecture practice K-Studio were commissioned to design a holiday home for a young couple in such a serendipitous location, they embraced the opportunity by building a house where “form follows emotion rather than function”. Inspired by the ..
AARA – architects atelier ryo abe has renovated a small 50-year-old wooden shed in a green residential area of kanagawa, japan, into a house & atelier for a couple of three graphic designers and their families. situated in a triangular plot surrounded with bamboo bushes, the residence is built around the main theme of fusing architecture with its lively outline. by obfuscating various boundaries..
The Mountain House is a minimalist residence located in Oberschlierbach, Austria, designed by Sigurd Larsen. The element of a wooden bench in the kitchen (Eckbank) is an essential part of an Austrian home. In this house the bench is located at the key point where the house meets the green sloping hills. Together with a staircase, this element forms the heart of the house and highlights the speci..
Catwalk House is a minimal residence located in Hyogo, Japan, designed by Hitotomori Design Studio. This is a renovation of a house which will be lived in by an adult, their child, and two cats. Built 40 years ago, the client expressed a desire for the renovation to allow the house to be comfortably lived in for another 40 years. While a series of anti-earthquake support braces normally creates ..
on a narrow site in barcelona, barbara appolloni arquitecta has carved a haven of exposed concrete and glass from a former car garage. designed from the inside out, the original building has been shaped into a ‘shoebox style’ apartment where architecture becomes part of the interior decoration, resulting in a series of beautifully contemporary living spaces. on the plot measuring 3.60m x 10m, th..