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Architects embrace "the beginning of the timber age"

Wood is taking over from steel and concrete as the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, with architects praising its sustainability, …

Foster unveils winning masterplan for waterfront Cairo neighbourhood

Foster + Partners has won a competition to redevelop a 35-hectare neighbourhood by the River Nile in downtown Cairo.<p>Norman Foster's firm has devised …

FT Architects' 4 Columns house features a traditional timber frame and minimal interior

A traditional Japanese construction method was used for this house in Tokyo, which features four wooden columns arranged in a square to support the …

NOJI Architects uses reclaimed bricks for angular extension to historic Dublin house

Irish studio NOJI Architects built this angular extension to a heritage-protected Dublin house with reclaimed bricks to create a seamless transition …

Wooden house by Suzuki Architects also contains a hair salon and a writing studio

The couple that occupy this combined home and workspace in Tokyo each have their own domain – downstairs is a salon for a hairdresser, while upstairs …

Alex Chinneck unveils installation modelled on upside-down electricity pylon

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> British artist Alex Chinneck has revealed a 35-metre-tall latticed steel sculpture resembling an upside-down electricity …

Zanderroth Architekten designs cb19 apartments without internal walls to create flexible layouts

The apartments in this new Berlin co-housing project by Zanderroth Architekten were designed without the need for load-bearing walls inside, giving …

Postmodern architecture: No 1 Poultry, London, by James Stirling

<b>Pomo summer:</b> the last project in our Postmodernism season is by one of Britain's greatest architects. With its distinctive stripy facade, rounded …

Office Mian Ye wraps a Maryland home in wood battens made of knotty cedar

This family home in Maryland by Office Mian Ye is sheathed in a wooden brise-soleil, enabling views of the landscape while also offering privacy (+ …

Articles about 8 homes striking layouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>The term "clerestory" is applicable to Egyptian temples, where …

Kengo Kuma wraps the inside of Camper's Milan store in a timber grid

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has covered the interior of Camper's Milan store in a grid of pale ply that stretches from floor to ceiling (+ …

Cloud Seeding Pavilion by MODU features canopy made of 30,000 plastic balls

This pavilion in Holon, Israel, designed by New York-based architects MODU with Geotectura, has a dynamic canopy made of mesh fabric and small balls …

Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project consists of a small resting pavilion facing a spectacular view of the Barranco del Rio …

Kumbh Mela: Designing the World's Largest Gathering Of People

<i>As the location of the world's largest single-purpose gathering of people, the 2013 Kumbh Mela obviously required a significant organizational effort</i> …

Leaked designs reveal replacement for London's part-built Pinnacle skyscraper

<b>News:</b> images have emerged of a replacement for the stalled Pinnacle skyscraper in London, which will now be demolished following a deal believed to …

Solid Wood: The Rise of Mass Timber Architecture

<i>Largely overlooked in the development of Modernism, timber architecture is making a comeback in the 21st century with the success of designers such</i> …

Haus K / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Urbanistically and ecologically, the concentrated construction of Haus K is reasonable, but privacy is …

Elements of Venice

<i>The following is an excerpt from Giulia Foscari's</i> Elements of Venice<i>, a book that applies the dissection strategy Rem Koolhaas explored in "Elements</i> …

UNStudio completes a digitally controlled home with a flower-shaped plan

Described by Dutch firm UNStudio as a "smart home", this residence in North Holland features a complicated flower-shaped plan and a digital system …

New Pinterest board: plywood

We've created a new Pinterest board collecting together the best examples of plywood architecture, interiors and design following the popularity of …

Smoking Room by Gianni Botsford Architects is a translucent-concrete garden folly

Gianni Botsford Architects worked with translucent concrete to create this boxy garden pavilion in Zurich, dedicated to "the old fashioned art of …

Concrete

Two Family Vacation House / MOB architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In an elongated plot of 382,17m2 and of a width of 12m, in Porto Rafti (Attica, Greece), the brief …

Outdoor Spaces

Aireys House / Byrne Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Aireys Inlet is a small coastal village known and loved for its quiet casual nature, a counterpoint to …

Framing

Social Complex in Alcabideche / Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Portugal is not a Mediterranean country, but the fact that it has been conquered by people from the …

MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas

<i>In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one of the major changes within cities around the world has been the rise of so-called "privately-owned</i> …

Urbanism

IconicHouses Website Celebrates the House Museum

IconicHouses.org is a database that aims to connect people with the 20th century's most architecturally significant houses, specifically those that …

Room On The Roof / i29 interior architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> On 27 January 2015, de Bijenkorf will be launching an Artist in Residence project, entitled ‘Room On The …

UK architecture schools fail to equip students with skills needed for practice

<b>News:</b> most UK-based employers and students believe architecture graduates are not prepared for the realities of working in practice, according to an …

Completion in sight for Herzog & de Meuron's £617-million Elbphilharmonie concert hall

<b>News:</b> Herzog & de Meuron's severely delayed concert hall for the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie finally has an opening date set for 2017, but its price tag …

Snøhetta commissioned for Le Monde headquarters in Paris

<b>News:</b> architecture firm Snøhetta has been named winner in a competition to design the new Paris headquarters for French newspaper Le Monde.<p>Oslo- and …