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Oak Park Housing / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Oak Park Housing is a compact urban infill development on a long-vacant lot in Sacramento’s Oak Park …

Architect’s tiny studio doubles as a hangout for his daughter

Part work studio, part sleepover dreamland<p>Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.<p>James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a …

A Tiny Taipei Apartment Pursues Muji-Like Minimalism For $35K

Completed on a budget of $35,000, this 355-square-foot apartment has been designed with young professionals in mind.<p>Nestled in a 12-story residential tower, a tiny one-bedroom apartment has been revamped by local design practice Phoebe Sayswow Architects to display how small-scale living can be …

Interior Design

Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There?

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night.<p><b>TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May</b> breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, …

Long-form Journalism

These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

Student housing has come a long way since the days of crowding two roommates into a confined space with a couple of beds and a single desk. Case in …

Niall McLaughlin Architects updates Cambridge college using historically appropriate materials

Niall McLaughlin Architects has refurbished a 1970s building at Jesus College, Cambridge, adding a new facade with a vertical composition of stone …

Rutland Mills by Hawkins\Brown in Wakefield

An Arts-led regeneration of Grade II Listed textile mills in Wakefield, UK will deliver a 130,000 sq ft development that will include studio space …

Social Housing by barrault pressacco in Paris

The Parisian practice Barrault Pressacco recently completed a social housing project in stone. The operation articulates an environmental approach to …

7 ingenious small space ideas – and the designers behind them

A sleeping area in a ‘joinery pod’, designed by Sydney-based Nichola GurneyIn space-starved cities around the world, rooms are shrinking to ever …

Hikari House / Pranala Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Hikari House is a residential project located in Bandung, Indonesia. In a house where people lives and …

Stylish studio apartment measures just 186 square feet

Efficient<p>Kiev-based Fateeva Design has transformed a tiny flat into a studio apartment for a student living in Odessa, Ukraine. Measuring just 17.3 square meters, or approximately 186 square feet, the efficient home packs in a small kitchen area, study desk, bed, bathroom, and foyer with room for …

Seattle garden studio by Wittman Estes offers model for "courtyard urbanism"

US firm Wittman Estes has added a studio building and a Chinese-inspired courtyard to an existing residence in a dense neighbourhood, aiming to show …

COBE & BIG Reveal Images of "Waterfall" Proposal for Copenhagen Aquatic Center

Danish firm COBE has released images of their proposed aquatic center in Copenhagen Harbor, a scheme entered for a design competition which was won …

Hotel Revier / Carlos Martinez Architekten

<b>Simplistic Luxury</b><br>Natural, authentic and trend-oriented. When a sports hotel is reduced to the bare essentials, a feeling of freedom towards life as …

SOM Unveils Images of Chicago Office Tower With Five-Story Open-Air Deck

Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) have unveiled new images of their proposed 18-story office tower in the trendy Fulton Market area …

Energy Academy Europe / Broekbakema + De Unie Architecten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Energy Academy Europe (EAE) is the most sustainable education building of The Netherlands. The …

15 Clerkenwell Close / GROUPWORK + Amin Taha Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The brief began with a requirement for a loose fit building able to accommodate apartments and …

rooftop park for taoyuan museum of art

<b>riken yamamoto and field shop’s winning project for the taoyuan museum of art in taiwan comprises two buildings with functional green inclined roofs</b> …

Wok Cedritos / Guillermo Fischer

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project is built in a site that had a 4 house “closed housing state”, where an Oak and an Araucaria …

Roads

Atenea Building / K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Atenea building is a residential project designed for the members of a cultural organization. Its six …

Riviera Cabin / llabb

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project consists in the renovation of a studio apartment in a Ligurian coastal town. The client’s …

Architecture

Amanda Levete Architects Unveil Oxford University Addition

London-based AL_A, spearheaded by Amanda Levete, have revealed their design for two new buildings at the Wadham College site of the historic Oxford …

Oxford University

Rafael Viñoly Architects' NoMad Residential Tower 277 Fifth Tops Out in New York City

Rafael Viñoly Architects’ 277 Fifth has topped out at its full height of 663 feet, making it one of the tallest towers in the relatively low-lying …

New York City

PERMEABLE LIVING Building / Arquitectura X

<b>Permeable living</b><p>This building proposes a possible answer to reconcile market interests with the necessity for architecture to be the tool for place …

Architecture

Kanda Terrace / KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a central Tokyo neighborhood with many low and mid-rise office buildings, this rental …

Creating Opportunities

Landscape and Building Merge in New Czech Forestry Commission Centre

A design team under the direction of Chybik + Kristof has won the international competition to design a new administrative center for the Czech …

Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative | Dezeen

Conceptual Living<p>Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk explores how architects and designers can create spaces that cater for people's increasingly …

Light-filled tiny house hides a drop-down bed

Small but sophisticated<p>There’s no shortage of cleverly designed, modern tiny homes, but the new Sturgis model from Cubist Engineering still manages to keep a few impressive tricks up its sleeve. The 21.5-foot by 8.5-foot structure is clad in charred cypress siding with an oversized picture window …

Living Rooms

Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building & Louis A. Simpson International Building / KPMB Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The former Frick Chemistry Laboratories at 20 Washington Road were fully renovated and with strategic …

Architecture

Union Wharf / Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Union Wharf is a mid terrace canal side property built within the footprint of a converted factory …

Design