Tag: House

Architecture

Red house in the bush works on all levels

Described by NZIA judges as a ‘witty counterpoint’ to the surrounding bush, this red house by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects is a tall, box-like volume with expansive glazing. Why do we seldom see a colourful house today? Is it to do with constraints laid down by developers, which result in streets and streets of grey, […]

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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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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 […]

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Recyclable cardboard house designed to last 50 years

How solid does a house need to be? The waterproofed cardboard Wikkelhouse is designed to last 50 years. If we can have a cardboard cathedral, surely we can live in a cardboard house. A Dutch company reckons we can, and what’s more, it will last for half a century. Domain reports that Fiction Factory in […]

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Verdant Victorian: Garden Room House

This deliberately restrained addition to a Victorian terrace by Clare Cousins Architects – which replaces an oversized faux period structure – revolves around a central courtyard to create a verdant haven in Melbourne’s inner north. Standing in the backyard of Clare Cousins Architects’ Garden Room House on a sunny summer’s day, you could easily feel […]

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Striking black house renovation hints at modern interior

The all-black painted exterior of this renovated house, designed by Architecture Open Form, creates a touch of drama, setting the scene for what follows on the inside. It’s the architectural equivalent of the little black dress – an all-black exterior that highlights the form of a house. This project shows just how a plain, simple, […]

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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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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 […]