This house was renovated by architect Johannes Norlander. It is located on a small Swedish island and covered with a layer of black plywood.
In Vilnius a collector of antique books built his family home round the historical walls of a cannon foundry.
Architecture | ResidentialIn the heart of Lisbon's old historical district of Pombalino stands a half-timbered house dating from the 18th century – and it has just been modernized by Portuguese architect José Adrião.
The stairs made by the Dutch manufacturer are nothing if not varied: on the one hand on account of the unusual combination of materials, and on the other their diverse shapes.
Architecture | ResidentialAt the press of a button this folding window morphs into a walk-on balcony in a matter of seconds.
Architecture | ResidentialIn a London suburb the architects at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris designed a building complex comprising residential units ,offices, retail outlets and a giant Learning Center.
Architecture | Office BuildingsMaximum user ease thanks to the fully automatic corner solutions, activated by the press of button for the refined sliding windows that Sky Frame presented for the first time at the BAU 2011 in Munich.
Architecture | ResidentialRimadesio's "Velaria" dividing wall system stands out for its successful combination of high-grade glass sliding panels with thin frames and fittings.
Thanks to the "GraphicConcrete" technology, patterns, images and texts can be durably applied to concrete surfaces.
The example of a former dairy in Somerset, England, shows just how wooden planking and blocks of glass can be joined such as to be weatherproof.
The circular skylights and large glass facades bring natural light into the rooms of the house Spreng.
Architecture | Office BuildingsArchitects can achieve flowing transitions between rooms using Solarlux' flexible glass folding walls that can be tucked away like a harmonica.
"Haus KA", designed by lynx architecture, is a clear cube that consist of only a very few different materials.
To date, the main argument in favor of a walk-in shower was primarily the fact that it was easy to get into one that was barrier-free. There are, however, other reasons for choosing this form of shower.
Architecture | Office BuildingsWith "fibreC" the Austrian family-run company Rieder has launched a new concrete panel in an easy-to-handle slat format.
What an unusual task: to design a pool house! A pool house made of glass, steel and fabric is light and transparent and a far cry from a tool shed.
A residential house that doubles up as a dance studio: This was the assignment a Yokohama couple presented to Japanese architect Junichi Sampei from A.L.X architecture office.
"TIMax GL" is a translucent glass fiber insulation mesh that considerably enhances the thermal insulation of profiled glass on façades. It serves as a light-dispersing insulating insert and completely fills out the space between the glass.
A single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.
Wide and tall panorama windows held by fine-line, lightweight frames create fluid boundaries between inside and outside and offer stunning views of the surroundings.
The different opportunities covering a façade or roof with slate offers, as well as the newer types of slate themselves, have led to a true renaissance of slate as a material in architecture in recent years.
Architecture | ResidentialIn the Netherlands, the detached home of the De Haas-Bierings family, with its many large openings, clear routes inside the house, and the use of a reduced range of materials, is a veritable spatial experience.
Architecture | ResidentialIn a densely populated district, in the midst of prefabricated buildings and high-rises, a whitewashed dwelling for multiple occupants catches the eye. The building's edges have been angled such that it seems to be attempting to avoid being crushed.
Architecture | ResidentialPleasant ambient comfort is not just a matter of warmth in the room, as the temperature of the outside walls also plays a part. Alongside external heaters that simply warm up ambient air, there are also heating systems integrated into the wall that deliver pleasant radiant heat akin to that from a tiled stove - and yet remain invisible.
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by Thomas WagnerDiscretion is a fine thing. What we don't need to see relieves the burden on our eyes. Where a building's appearance recedes subtly into the background and systems that are essential for a building's functionality are no longer visible, it opens up manifold possibilities for design.
Architecture | ResidentialIn a small house in Amsterdam, the interior fittings are in a restrained all-over white, and certainly recede into the background when they contrast with a green wall covered in ivy.
The Swissbau trade fair in Basel is a clearly structured and excellent overview of the entire construction trade.
Architecture | BathroomThe channel drain CeraLine can easily be mounted in the wall or any place in the bottom. Adequate solution, also in case of renovation and with a lack of space: The new channel drain system CeraLine Plan with an installation height of only 90 mm!
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Architecture | ResidentialWhether in architecture or interior design, light planning plays a pivotal role, as the illumination structures the room, sets accents and guides the observer's view. Three examples illustrate the impact of light.
Architecture | ResidentialYou can kill a person with an apartment, just as if it were an axe, claims German graphic designer Heinrich Zille. So how will the inhabitants of a house in Portugal fare who live in an edifice without windows, almost as if in a cave?
Architecture | ResidentialEvery millimeter counts In bathrooms – especially if they are small, but also where the height at which drainage systems are fitted is concerned.
Custom-made perforated sheet metal decorated the facades and sun-protection sections used for the houses in Berlin's Marthashof.
Architecture | ResidentialThe shortest connection between two points is a straight line, as the mathematics teaches us, or rather us some teacher at school once taught us. The Plant architects demonstrate in an apartment block complex in Budapest that a straight line between two buildings is not only the most direct link but can also be a great sensory experience.
Alluding to the saddle roofs of the adjacent houses and with care not to intrude on the village surroundings, Zurich-based architects Gramazio& Kohler have found a daring reinterpretation of the "detached home" in Riedikon, Switzerland.
Architecture | ResidentialTwo garden pavilions that could not be more different - and yet are designed by the same firm of architects.
Architecture | ResidentialOn a large plot of land dominated by pine trees in the south of Berlin there is a small wooden house modeled on an old wooden summer house and designed by the Leipzig architects Atelier St.
Architecture | Office BuildingsThe "GM Toproll Parapet" system enables variable combinations of open and glass-enclosed balconies.
Architecture | Office BuildingsUnfortunately, you only ever catch a very brief glimpse of the high-quality details of the concealed, high-quality door hinges, namely when the door is opened. For precisely this reason, DX hinges are a compelling solution for planners.
Architecture | Office BuildingsTriple heat-insulting glass is required in all areas of construction using structural glass, as it slashes heat loss by up to 50 percent compared to double glazing.
Architecture | ResidentialFor the renovation of his apartment in the historical center of Barcelona the Swiss architect Gus Wüstemann made use of a white cross.
At the Danish company Petersen Tegl, the seventh generation is now producing high-grade bricks as well as a special range of molded bricks, glazed tiles and special terracotta.
The "Atrium House" in the heart of the Sierra Calderona in Spain is a marvelously geometric, linear residential complex.
Architecture | ResidentialThe UNStudio design for an existing loft located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan explores the interaction between a gallery and living space. The main walls in the loft flow through the space, and together with articulated ceilings create hybrid conditions in which exhibition areas merge into living areas.
A penthouse apartment in Stuttgart is a well thought-through composition comprising three monolithic cabinet systems and a free-standing kitchen block.
A residential house near Munich was given an artificial touch in a bid to better control the wood's natural graying process.
If you look up the term single-room house in the specialist literature, you will find a simple sentence explaining this type of dwelling: the single room is the simplest way to divide up a groundplan, as it entails a house with no inside walls or separate rooms.
Architecture | ResidentialIn the case of the Swedish "Villa M2", the glass façade of the detached house can disappear completely into the masonry, thus opening the living room out onto the patio.
The floorboards by Mydeck is made of a combination of waste wood and plastic and, yet, look like planks from solid wood.
Firmly anchored in the ground like a solid rock but with an airy and extremely open presence, the house stands in the rugged Wapiti Valley in Wyoming, United States.
As one of the smallest door manufacturers in the industry, the established Swabian company Eber Designtüren has specialized in the production of unusual door elements.