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Zowa Architects combines bamboo and glass for The Kumoan hotel in the Himalayas

Sri Lankan practice Zowa Architects has used bamboo canes to shroud the glazed walls of this boutique hotel in Uttarakhand, India, which cantilevers …

11 Must-See Cities in Spain That Take You Beyond Barcelona

As peak vacation season approaches, many of us are daydreaming of warm weather and a nice glass of something refreshing. If you're looking for an exciting European adventure, where better to head than the land of sangria, sunshine, and sweaty dance halls: Spain!<p>If you've grown tired of marching …

Rimrock / Olson Kundig

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The particular form of Rimrock – a T-shaped structure – responds to the unique typography of the bluff …

Canal boat interiors inspire space-efficient extension to London house by Archmongers

Archmongers has extended the rear of a terraced house in Stoke Newington that features interiors lined with built-in plywood furniture to maximise …

Architecture

Japanese details influence Hudson Valley getaway by Tsao & McKown

Japanese architectural principles informed the design of this house in Upstate New York by Tsao & McKown, which uses heavy timber construction to …

Architecture

Smoked-oak and stone contrast with bright interiors of Copenhagen home refurbished by Norm Architects

Renowned Danish architect Poul Henningsen is believed to have once owned this house in Copenhagen, which local studio Norm Architects refurbished by …

Architecture

Open house: how two architects let their imagination run wild

Wrapped around the internal walls of this London house, like high-water marks, are painted grey lines indicating where the original floors, ceilings and skirting boards were. “We wanted visitors to understand the changes we’ve made,” explains owner Lizzie Webster. These changes are substantial. …

Architecture

Galleries, gigs and great green spaces: top 10 things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow has reinvented itself as one of the coolest destinations in Britain. In the early 1900s, a fifth of the world’s ships were built in the 'Second City of the Empire'. Since its rebirth as a cultural powerhouse in the 1980s, Scotland's largest city has blossomed into a place that's every bit …

The Best Photography Locations along Scotland’s North Coast 500

Hey! Have you heard of the North Coast 500? Well, if not, it’s an epic scenic drive around the northern coast of Scotland, starting from Inverness in …

5 of the best road trips in Scotland

With gorgeous landscapes and wildlife, Scotland is ripe for a road trip. Ginny Weeks chooses five of the country's best road trips to take in …

Twisting Courtyard

The purpose of this improvement is to upgrade the necessary infrastructure needed for modern life, thus turning this traditional courtyard, which mainly serve as a residence, into an attractive public space of Beijing Inner City. The design aims at getting rid of the solemn and stereotyped …

10 Fairytale Castles in Europe You Must See

As summer looms ahead, choosing where to travel in Europe to those fleeting warm months is a pretty daunting task. Let alone picking a travel …

35 of the Prettiest Places to Get Married in the UK

If you're looking for the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, these beautiful venues in the UK prove you don't have to go abroad to get hitched …

Weddings

The Very Best Of Scotland’s Slabs

We've scoured the archive and selected some of our favourite images from Scotland<p>As you cross over the border into Scotland and the land around …

Surfing

Some of the Most Amazing Places to Travel in the UK Outside of London

England and Scotland are beautiful countries with both amazing natural landscapes and wonderful historical towns. Despite that, most visitors to the …

Isle of Skye-Coral Beach

Beaches are not high up on the list of Skye’s attractions, but Claigan, The Coral Beach on the north east peninsula is one to visit<p>The beach is …

The ultimate places in the United Kingdom to visit as a couple

ad feature <br>and<p>With the sun making a triumphant return to British shores, some of you will be thinking about disappearing for a few days to make the …

United Kingdom

30 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime

Buildings may be some of the most impressive works of art we have.<p>After sinking untold sums of money into their construction, we can walk through the …

Walt Disney Company

Prague Is a Real-life Fairy Tale, and These Photos Prove It

With some of the biggest and oldest monuments in the world, Prague fosters make-believe wonder like few other cities.<p>When was the last time you felt …

European Travel

Modern renovation reconnects London home with its beautiful rear garden

An extensive renovation reconnected this semi-detached, multi-occupancy house in Chiswick, London, with its beautiful rear garden and introduced much …

South Harbour School

South Harbour School is The Municipality of Copenhagen’s new public school with a maritime and science profile. The School invites its neighborhood in and reaches out to the city. It’s more than a school: Its an active and socially sustainable part of its community. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark …

Solid as a Rock: 7 Homes Sourcing Local Sandstone

Few contemporary homes are made out of specific materials. Although the <i>choice</i> of materials used in modern architecture may be specific, rarely are the materials inherently specific. The industrial materials that dominate construction in developed communities are deliberately uniform or generic, for …

Three blackened wood huts project from mountain restaurant by Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak

A trio of glass-fronted gables cantilever out from this mountain restaurant that architects Peter Pichler Architecture and Pavol Mikolajcak have …

Food & Dining

Architectural Masterstrokes: 8 Contemporary Boathouses

Boathouses embody energy. Designed around a very specific program, these unique structures honor vernacular craft and building traditions while reinterpreting them. Celebrating the outdoors, boathouses provide space for training, storage and meeting areas. Normally adjacent to rivers or waterways, …

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

Interior Design

Foster + Partners breathes new life into the Kulm Eispavillon in St Moritz

Foster + Partners just unveiled the newly-renovated Kulm Eispavillon – and it’s simply spectacular. Located in St Moritz, home to Lord Foster …

Parque Tejo - Camping in Abrantes

Along the Tejo (Tagus) River and across from the city of Abrantes, the plot naturally establishes a border between the intricate layout of the surrounding houses and the river. This project presents a footprint that takes advantage of the morphology of that frontier and becomes a unifying, …

Architecture

Teenage Photographer Captures Life In Hong Kong In The 1950s

Street photography is nothing like shooting in the studio, because you're capturing life in the moment and shooting from a bystander's perspective …

Architizer

1960s Taiwanese home gets a bright and airy renovation

So breezy<p>This impressive renovation of a Taiwanese home built in the 1960s creates breezy, open spaces that effortlessly connect to the outdoors. Helmed by local firm Soar Design Studio in collaboration with architect Tien-Chu Chen, the project, called Wabi-Sabi House, involved decreasing the …

Architecture