Category: Architecture

Architecture

Why Japan is Crazy About Housing

Japan is famous for its radical residential architecture. But as Tokyo architect Alastair Townsend explains, its penchant for avant garde housing may be driven by the country’s bizarre real estate economics, as much as its designers’ creativity. Here on ArchDaily, we see a steady stream of radical Japanese houses. These homes, mostly designed by young […]

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Black Walls Bring The Wow Factor

Marama Durie shares her Palmerston North home with husband Colin McGrath. She bought the silver buffet from Republic, her favourite interiors store in Auckland: “I always stop there when I’m up!”; old couches were recovered with black velvet and match the Christian Lacroix wallpaper; the bright pink lampshade is covered in Designers Guild fabric; Bloomingville […]

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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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For the love of trees: Bramston Residence

After a decade of living “either upstairs or downstairs” in their old Federation-style Queenslander home, clients Anwen and Michael Batchelor – both keen gardeners – wanted change for themselves and their two children. While life at the level of the tree canopy was enjoyable, they didn’t want to be there all the time and began […]

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Asia Museum Of Modern Art

Built on a rigid triangular geometry the new “Asia Museum of Modern Art” in Taichung/Taiwan shows Tadao Ando’s skills in building a controlled, high-quality masterpiece that acts as an urban anchor for the surrounding university campus. Japanese contemporary architecture is in high demand in Taiwan these days. The former colony is currently a welcoming importer […]