Category: Architecture

Architecture

Recessive Yet Bold: Outside In House

This purposefully recessive, distinctively contemporary alteration and addition to a rundown bungalow by MODO celebrates the house’s architectural lineage while providing room for modern living. With any alteration and addition project involving an old house, the extent to which the existing structure should be physically changed and extended is somewhat of a dilemma. On the […]

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Grand Designs: House in the woods steps right out of a fairy tale

Steve and Chrissy Sygrove prove passion is a strong motivating force as they complete their handcrafted American Gothic home in TItirangi. “Expect the unexpected” could have been the catchphrase for this Grand Designs NZ project. In an era of bold, contemporary architecture, the fairytale house created by builder Steve Sygrove and his wife Chrissy is […]

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Michael Viviano Designs Gabled House for His Parents in Houston

Architect Michael Viviano has worked with his mum and dad to create them this concrete and timber house with a gable roof in Houston, Texas. Situated on a narrow, noisy corner plot, the two-storey house measures 4,250 square feet (395 square metres). The building is constructed of custom-cut, stacked concrete bricks, with contrasting tongue-and-groove larch […]

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Masonry Walls Enclose Courtyards and Living Spaces at Ritz&Ghougassian’s Melbourne Extension

Architecture studio Ritz&Ghougassian has extended a traditional Melbourne house, using a minimal material palette that sees blockwork walls left exposed both inside and out. The property in the suburb of Prahran is situated on Highbury Grove – a street lined with traditional federation-style cottages surrounded by leafy gardens. Local practice Ritz&Ghougassian was tasked with adding […]

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Bahrain National Theatre

Bahrain National Theater opened in November 2012 under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Built on an area of about 12,000 m2 overlooking the sea, the 1,001-seat theater is located next to the Bahrain National Museum. Its unique architectural design and wood-covered interior walls draw inspiration from the tales of […]