Tag: House

Architecture

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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Peninsular Pavilions: Three Piece House

This comfortable and unpretentious home by Trias is remarkably of its place and creates a compelling dialogue with the fabric of the neighbourhood. Stockton, bounded by the Hunter River on the northern edge of Newcastle, has a suburban character reflective of life on the peninsula. Despite it’s proximity to the city, this place is innately […]

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Jungle House in Brazil Throws Open The Doors to Nature

The Jungle House designed by Studio MK27 appears to grow out from the side of the mountain. A mountainous topography and dense vegetation didn’t put off the team behind the design of this house in Guaruja, Brazil. Rather it inspired a highly innovative architectural response from the architects at Studio MK27, who have named the […]

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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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Revisited: Pymble House

A play on levels, roof planes and uncommon craftsmanship, this 1970s house by Allen Jack and Cottier – long kept somewhat secret – is a thrilling exemplar of the organic modernism of the Sydney School. “The pool was central to the brief, and central to our approach; the whole house was designed around it.” It’s […]

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House of the Arts / Svendborg Architects

House of the Arts is a new central destination for art creation in the former military barracks of Kildegården in Roskilde, Denmark. Svendborg Architects, landscape architects BOGL and engineers Regnestuen and Spangenberg & Madsen have created a masterplan for the area, with the House of the Arts as a key component in a new cultural […]