Category: Architecture

3 months ago

This Custom Designed Backyard Shed Includes A Potting Room On One Side And Bike Storage On The Other

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A multi-functional backyard shed was included in a landscape project by SHED Architecture & Design.

The backyard shed with an S-shaped layout has an exterior of weathered steel and Ipe wood, giving it a contemporary appearance that complements the surrounding garden fence.

On the side closest to t… Read..

3 months ago

Retractable Glass Walls Significantly Open This House To The Outdoors

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Condon Scott Architects has designed a new house that features remarkably large retractable glass walls, connecting the house with the outdoors.

The house, which is located on the side of the mountain and has sweeping views of Wanaka, New Zealand, is made up of two pronounced wedge forms that are con… Read..

4 months ago

A Perforated Facade Adds An Artistic Pattern To This Building In Japan

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Kubo Tsushima Architects has designed Ryogoku Yuya Edoyu, a spa facility in Tokyo, Japan, that showcases an artistic facade that references traditional bathhouse noren, also known as the split curtains that hang outside a bathhouse entrance.

The facade is made from aluminum panels that have been punc… Read..

4 months ago

The Triple Roof Peaks On This House Are A Striking Addition To This Hillside In California

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Standard Architecture, together with developer Viewpoint Collection, have designed a modern house in the Hollywood Hills that draws inspiration from the traditional form of a barn.

The eye-catching gabled design is easily seen upon approach to the house, and once inside, the wall of windows and doors… Read..

4 months ago

A Small House Shaped Like A Shell Is Surrounded By A Japanese Forest

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Tono Mirai Architects has designed a small house in the forest of Nagano Prefecture in Japan, that has a shell-like appearance.

The client requested a home that would have “architecture that is unusual, beautiful, and does not make you feel old in time”. The result is a house that has unique curves, … Read..

4 months ago

A Small Geometric Wood Cabin Was Designed As A Backyard Home Office

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Hello Wood has designed and built a small geometric wood cabin that makes it easy to have a backyard home office.

The Workstation Cabin has a striking appearance with 15 sides showing a different face from every angle.

Large windows on each end of the backyard home office as well as the ceiling bring … Read..

4 months ago

Gabions Were Used To Create Benches And Retaining Walls For This School In Spain

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COMA Arquitectura has designed the entrance to a school in the Sarria-Sant Gervasi District of Barcelona, that features gabions as a landscaping design element.

The newly built entrance includes a wood clad security building for students, teachers, and visitors to pass through before being greeted by… Read..

4 months ago

This Reading Room Opens Up To The Backyard For Quiet Moments

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George King Architects has designed a modern reading room as a small extension on a 17th-century cottage in the Cotswolds, England.

With its charred wood siding and black door frames, the reading room is a contrast to the original stonework of the cottage, but also complements the black window frames… Read..

4 months ago

This Outdoor Fireplace Is Also A Climbing Wall

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Landscape architecture firm Surfacedesign has designed this courtyard for a house in San Francisco, that was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture.

The space, which was the solution for a steep, wooded backyard, was inspired by the client’s interest in rock-climbing and sculpture.

Basalt-clad reta… Read..

4 months ago

Trees Surround This Modern Hillside House In Portland, Oregon

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William / Kaven Architecture has designed and developed a modern black house that cantilevers above the forest floor near Portland, Oregon.

The house, named ‘Royal Residence‘, has exterior terraces and balconies that overlook a lush wooded expanse.

A garage with an opaque door sits beside the front d… Read..