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City / Town House

7.9

Landscape House / Mabire-Reich Architectes

House extension in Nantes, France. The extension was designed by Marie-Hélène Reich and Antoine Mabire as an addition to their own home, which had become too small for their growing family. The new structure features successive terraces connected by ramps which form an itinerary that opens to a patio...
8.1

Covert House / DSDHA

The home of architects Deborah Saunt and David Hills of DSDHA, Set out to design their family home as a testbed for their ideas on sustainability. Their experiments, carried out under restrictive Conservation Area planning conditions, resulted in an unorthodox, semi-underground house that challenges what it means to design a contemporary domestic space close to the city centre...
7.8

Termitary House / Tropical Space

The Termitary House is the renovation of a two-storey home. Vietnamese architects, Tropical Space, refurbished an old house and added a perforated grille of brickwork to an existing concrete slab structure, it is built of solid brick only, which meets the extreme climatic conditions of this region. The building is constructed to use the small available space as best and economically as possible...
7.5

Casa Vila Matilde / TERRA E TUMA arquitetos associados

Casa Vila Matilde is the newly-refurbished home of Dalvina “Dalva” Borges Ramos, a 74-year-old house maid in the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Dalva. She had few possessions and was living in a house with structural and sanitary problems. A man in Brazil approached TERRA E TUMA arquitetos associados to rebuild his mother's dilapidated house. The House was rebuilt using standard concrete blocks and decorated with plenty of trees and plants...
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Naranga Avenue House / James Russell Architect

A Queensland home paying homage to breezeblocks and the style of the 1960s. Naranga Avenue House uses an extruded Miro brick from Austral's La Paloma range. The stunning white bricks are placed on edge to reveal the cores, making the holes - which are usually hidden - the centrepiece of the design. The bricks create a veil for the house, diffusing the activities within and bathing the house in cool, dappled light...
7.4

Choy House / O’Neill Rose Architects

O’Neill Rose Architects, Brooklyn architecture studio was asked to design the house for a builder and his extended family On a charming street in Flushing, Queens, New York, A dream home for the architects’ client, his wife and their two small children, his younger brother and his wife, and their mother...
7.1

Cornwall Gardens Residence / CHANG Architects

The Cornwall Garden residence by CHANG Architects is a private house that looks nothing like its neighbours’s houses around Holland and Farrer Roads. The architects designed a garden paradise wherein every room – including 3 bedrooms, a library and a rainwater tank – faces the private courtyard in the middle of the property. A swimming pool, a pond, a roof garden,...
6.5

Garrison Residence / Patrick Tighe Architecture

Garrison Residence by Patrick Tighe Architecture, The 3,500 sq. ft. home is located in Redondo Beach, one block from the Pacific Ocean. The simple massing is accentuated by articulated openings, situated and designed to frame views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. The geometry used to create the system of apertures continues throughout the interior. Surfaces of pattern and openings define zones of circulation and living spaces...
7.4

Unfinished House / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

Japanese architects - Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop designed "Unfinished House" Situated in the small city of Kashiwa, as it's known, is also remarkably free of interior walls inside. This house was imagined as an adaptable space that the inhabitants design by living in it. The building is composed of four boxes each divided into two storeys and organized around a central space, angled to provide natural external views...
7.8

Tower House / Andrew Maynard Architects

Tower House is anti-monolith. Tower House is a village externally and a home internally. The clients, S+P, and their twin sons asked for a home "for community, art and nature to come together". Andrew Maynard designed them a village. Inserted deftly into a suburban streetscape, the playful additions and alterations of the Tower House are a surprisingly comfortable and delightful fit...
7.3

Haffenden House / PARA Project

Haffendon House, a white box punctured in irregular windows, by PARA Project. This 1,125-square-foot three-story building, which contains a garage, writing studio/library, and reading room at the top, is wrapped in a 1-millimeter-thick swath of white fabric made of silicone-impregnated fiberglass. While the fabric is adhered with silicone to most of the exterior, it is not attached to the glazing on the front facade...
6.4

House in Sai Kung / Millimeter Interior Design Limited

THE SPLIT TRANSFORMATION One of the major shortcomings of split-level homes is that the layout often divides the home into several distinct “boxes” or areas that make it difficult to connect spaces together. As a result, the house becomes cramped and challenging to use effectively. The owner of a home in Sai Kung had a specific request of his interior designer; to create a living space that was "fascinating"...