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Bamboo screen fronts minimal home in Mexico's West coast by Zozaya Arquitectos

1 hour 35 minutes ago

This holiday home in Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo was designed by Zozaya Arquitectos to step down a steep slope towards the Pacific Ocean. Casa Z sits high above the small town, which is a popular tourist destination on Mexico's Pacific coast due to its warm climate and expansive beaches. "The main concept of the project

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James Brillon

Pink-painted concrete, cherry wood and cork feature in Manhattan bakery by GRT Architects

4 hours 36 minutes ago

A warm material palette is used to transport customers from the urban grit of New York City into this cosy bakery designed by local firm GRT Architects. Bourke Street Bakery, a well-known Australian bakery & cafe in Sydney, tasked GRT Architects to design its first location in America. The studio's Rustam Mehta, Tal Schori and

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Bridget Cogley

AP Valletta adds extension with "woven" stone facade to The Coach House in Malta

7 hours 36 minutes ago
The Coach House by AP Valletta

Architecture office AP Valletta has restored an old coach house in the town of Balzan, Malta, adding a contemporary extension featuring a weave-patterned stone facade. The Coach House occupies a building situated alongside the 18th-century Palazzo Bosio, which is located within a conservation area on the edge of Balzan's historic centre. The original building is

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Alyn Griffiths

Bed and Bunker collection reinvents disused Dutch bunkers as retreats

9 hours 36 minutes ago
Bed and Bunker furniture Remko Verhaagen

An eight-piece collection of furniture by designer Remko Verhaagen is part of an initiative to rehabilitate disused war bunkers along the Dutch coast to use as holiday homes and artist retreats. The non-profit Stelling 33 Foundation launched in 2013 with the aim of exploring the potential of the Dutch remnants of a 5000-kilometre defence line

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Anna Winston

Tanzania: Zanzibar Upgrades Its Town to City Level

13 hours 15 minutes ago
[Daily News] The Minister for Regional Administration, Local Government, and Special Department, Mr Haji Omar Kheri, has said that 'Zanzibar town' is heading towards becoming a city by July because it is almost meeting the requirements as per international standards.

Ben Thompson brings the English country home into the 21st century at Heckfield Place

13 hours 36 minutes ago
Heckfield Place hotel by Ben Thompson

British designer Ben Thompson has combined the grandeur of a Georgian manor with the informality of a modern farmhouse for the interiors of a new hotel in Hampshire, England. Heckfield Place is an 18th-century country house, renovated to create 44 guest suites, two restaurants, spa facilities and an underground cinema. It sits at the heart

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Amy Frearson

Sordo Madaleno completes Solaz Resort in Cabo with stacked blocks and cascading terraces

1 day 1 hour ago

Mexico City firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has stepped and staggered a series of buildings and terraces to form the sprawling Solaz resort in Los Cabos. The property sits on 24 acres (9.8 hectares) of rugged waterfront terrain on the Baja Peninsula between Cabo San Lucas and the historic San Jose del Cabo. "The extraordinary natural

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Paul Jebara

IM Pei's Mesa Lab in Colorado captured in new photographs

1 day 4 hours ago
IM Pei's Mesa Lab photographed by Tom Ross

This photoset by Australian photographer Tom Ross captures a geometric, concrete research laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, which was designed by architect IM Pei who passed away this week. Ross, a long-time fan of the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect, ventured to the city's rural Table Mesa neighbourhood to capture Mesa Lab earlier this year. "Whenever I travel

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Eleanor Gibson

Implant Architecture designs Lithuanian house with star-shaped plan

1 day 7 hours ago
Lithuanian house in Radailiai by Implant Architecture

A star-shaped arrangement of gables allows for sweeping views across the surrounding landscape from this house in the village of Radailiai, Lithuania. Lithuanian studio Implant Architecture designed the house to have no obvious front, with large areas of glazing at each gable's end giving a different perspective over the landscape. "Having a full panoramic view,

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Jon Astbury

Schloss Hollenegg castle exhibition explores the design of dining table etiquette

1 day 9 hours ago

Twenty-one designers have explored the rituals of the dinner table for an exhibition inside an Austrian castle. Called Ad Mensam after the Latin for "at the table", the exhibition explores the table as a place where people gather to share food and have proper conversations. It is on show at Schloss Hollenegg, a castle on

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Augusta Pownall

This week, the world reflected on the legacy of IM Pei

1 day 11 hours ago
The Grande Louvre by IM Pei

This week on Dezeen, the world paid tribute to the "incredible life" of Chinese-American architect IM Pei, who passed away on Thursday aged 102. Referred to by Li Xioadong as "a true master", Pritzker Prize-winning Pei was known for his bold modernist style, and illustrious portfolio of museums, libraries and civic centres. Among his most

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Lizzie Crook

Nine South Korean houses that stand out in their crowded neighbourhoods

1 day 13 hours ago
Five-storey house by STPMJ

Tall, skinny houses designed to fit on small, restrictive plots, can be found all over south and east Asia. Here are nine of the best examples from the densely populated neighbourhoods of Seoul and Busan – South Korea's two largest cities. Five-storey House, Seoul, by STPMJ Five-storey House by STPMJ is topped with a seamlessly swooping roof

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Semi Han

Weekend edition: Pei passes, Apple in D.C., and more

1 day 20 hours ago

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy! I.M. Pei passes away at 102 Pioneering architect I.M. Pei has passed away at 102, after a storied career designing modern buildings all over the world, as well as a […]

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The Editors

Before & After – A Light-Filled Extension Was Added To This Home In London

1 day 21 hours ago
  Studio 30 Architects have designed a modern and light-filled extension for a Victorian terraced house in London, England.   A new dining area and updated kitchen was added to the home, with large windows and skylights flooding the extension natural light. Folding glass doors and a wide slot window in the kitchen further extending […]
Erin

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