architecture

No longer neglected – Amsterdam

The creative director of design studio Framework has turned a neglected 19th-century warehouse in Amsterdam into a fun but elegant family home for his wife and two children. The house is located along the waters of the city's Prinsengracht in the historic building which has over the years fallen into a state of almost complete ruin, but owner Thomas Geerlings – founder of local design studio...

White Diamond House – Mexico

In the affluent neighbourhood of Bosques de las Lomas in Mexico City, architecture firm Taller Aragones has designed a spacious, all-white Modernist home Rombo IV. Characterized by its impressive geometric forms and open plan layout, Rombo, meaning rhombus in English, refers to the diamond-shaped design of the house. As its name implies, ‘Rombo IV’ is the fourth in a series...

Following emotion – Mykonos

Set in Mykonos and blessed with unobstructed views of the sun setting over the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, Athens-based architecture practice K-Studio took a different approach to design by building a house where “form follows emotion rather than function”. A house that unfolds around an outdoors living area that can be used throughout the day...

Creating joyful moments – Palm Beach

Woorak House is situated in Sydney's Palm Beach region perched on the tip of a peninsula that's bordered on one side by the Pacific ocean and Pittiwater bay. Despite its location, the site of the family holiday home had no direct views of the surrounding coast. CM Studio decided to build the new house as a sequence of pavilions that are...

A once ruinous state – France

When Timothee Mercier, of architectural practice Extra Medium parents' purchased land in South of France’s Vaucluse department in the early 2000s. There was a small farmhouse that had been weathering away for more than a decade. It stood on a hill, fading comfortably into the landscape. When his parents approached Timothee to rebuild it, it was still soft in its ruinous...

Eucalyptus House

Pipa House could easily feel at home in Australia, as it does in Brazil, given its chilled design and main building product is eucalyptus trees. Developed as a prototype by Bernardes Architects, in partnership with a construction company and a couple of entrepreneurs, who wanted to design a house that could be replicated and sold to other clients,...

Candy coloured hideaway

Comprising a trove of zany built-in features, contrasting materials, rose-tinted glass partitions, and a collection of manga and cartoon inspired figurines and artwork, the house is a marvel of bespoke design and fun. Designed as a holiday house for the owner and her 3 felines in Zhunan in the northwest of Taiwan. Designed by KC Design Studio the house is a...

French intervention

Located within the historical center of a well-preserved village of Castries, in France,  is a renovated old wine barn and adjacent house. Revived by Architecture studio (ma!ca), the project is based on the dialogue between architecture, history, and technicity, generating a unique design with attention to detail. The studio has carried out the renovation, keeping the components that reveal the...

The Cork House – UK

Cork House is something you simply don’t see everyday, in-fact its the first of its kind made almost entirely from solid load-bearing cork. Its distinctive structural form and sensory environments are the results of a whole life approach to architecture, in which environmental sustainability is embedded into every stage of a building’s lifecycle. With a focus on what is solid, simple, and sustainable, the project...

Casa Hoyos – Mexico

Casa Hoyos, occupies a former Spanish colonial manor in Mexico City, which is home to many colourful baroque-style buildings from the mid-1700s. AG Studio designed the 16-suite boutique hotel for the Hoyos family, who have owned the property for four generations. A focal point of the project is a courtyard featuring concrete walls punctured with archways lined in...