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Colleen Healey combines old and new for historic DC house renovation

December 4, 2022 Dan Howarth 0

Colleen Healey Architecture has revamped a home on a radial lot facing Washington DC’s Logan Circle, retaining historic details while updating the spaces for contemporary living. The renovated eight-bedroom house fronts Logan Circle, one of the city’s grand rotaries that connects several major avenues, created as part of engineer Pierre L’Enfant’s original masterplan. Due to

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Product Of The Week: Non-ticking Modern Wooden Clock

December 4, 2022 HD Staff 0

Hang a decorative timepiece without the background noise with this non-ticking modern wooden clock. Available in 2 sizes with a numbered or lined face. Get it here. Recommended Reading:  50 Cool And Unique Wall Clocks You Can Buy Right Now For more regular updates from Home Designing, join us on Facebook. If you are reading […]

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Nature House / COTAPAREDES Arquitectos

December 4, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The project takes its name due to the strategy of adapting to the nature of the topography and the solar orientation of the property. In this type of project where the possibilities are limited, we respond to the needs of the clients. Generally, they ask us for a ground floor bedroom with a full bathroom that we decided to give double duty so that it serves both for the use of the bedroom and for the guests. For us, it is essential that this bedroom has a controlled relationship to the outside, so we continually seek to generate a patio that provides good lighting and ventilation and at the same time privacy. We believe that privacy is not a luxury but a necessity of human beings.

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Polysmiths designs “beautifully sustainable” London house featuring cork-lined living spaces

December 4, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Polysmiths used cork panels to clad internal and external surfaces at Cork House in east London, which was built using materials available during the Covid-19 lockdown. Polysmiths director Charles Wu adopted the roles of architect, client and developer for the Cork House project, which he designed as a home for himself and his

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Brunofierro House / TALLER PONTI

December 4, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

It is a row house built in the early 90s. It is located in Sant Pere de Ribes, a village 50 kilometers south of Barcelona. It was large but dense, as it corresponds to the type of middle-class housing of the time. It was not a dark house, but it was semi-darkness. To optimize the number of floors, the slabs leave a very tight clear height of just 255cm. There are four floors: one with a parking area (at street level), a ground floor (at the level of a rear public garden), a first floor, and an attic. The house is well located, in the upper part of the village.

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Dezeen’s top 10 house extensions of 2022

December 4, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Continuing our 2022 review, we have collected 10 residential extensions featured on Dezeen this year, from a weathering steel structure perched on top of a bungalow to a pair of concrete volumes added to a remote farmhouse. You don’t have to look to huge new buildings to find striking architecture. Small-scale projects expanding existing homes

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Caulfeild House / Brisco Loran

December 4, 2022 Luciana Pejić 0

Comprising the eastern half of an interwar semi, this South London home was extended progressively northward across the late 20th and early 21st centuries, forming an accretion of rooms and a poorly planned kitchen that struggled to define a working pattern of use. Key living spaces were pressed into the darkest areas of the home whilst the garden went underused, feeling poorly connected with internal life, despite the installation of wide folding doors.

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Cherry House / STEINBAUER architektur+design + Kaltenbacher ARCHITEKTUR

December 4, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

An elongated wooden structure with a longitudinal pitched roof, resting on a solid basement defines the reduced appearance of the residence. Located in a small agricultural village of only 29 inhabitants, the property is now home to a family of 4 future residents of Weibnitz near Neunkirchen in Lower Austria. The family-owned hillside property is located on the southern edge of the village and is characterized by the name-giving cherry tree that was planted decades ago. The location impresses with its excellent view of the mountain massif of the Rax-Schneeberg group and the nearby spruce forests, which border the property to the west.

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The Bronze Chariots Museum / Atelier Diameter

December 4, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Project Overview. In Lintong, Xi’an, Mount Li stretches hundreds of miles from east to west, immersed in a dark blue aroma, presenting a panoramic view from afar. On the vast plain slowly descending from the foot of the mountain towards its northern slope, stands a gigantic pyramid-shaped mound, solitarily yet proudly. This is the mausoleum belonging to the founder of the centralized imperial system in China that lasted more than 2,000 years – the First Emperor of Qin, Ying Zheng. The ambiance of the mausoleum survived the rapid urban development in modern China, and providentially keeps the landscape structure of mountains and plains as it was before the common era, projecting the ever-lasting charisma of the first emperor who conquered all the states and united China with unbounded confidence. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is one of the first Chinese heritage sites to be inscribed on the World Heritage List (1987). In the new century, the municipal government of Xi’an plans to build a museum dedicated to the conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of two pieces of a national treasure, the “Painted Bronze Chariots, and Horses”, and in the meantime, diverting as many tourists as possible from the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses scenic spot. The two painted bronze chariots and horses were unearthed from the western edge of the mound, about 8 meters deep underground. Compared to the universally renowned grandness of the terracotta army, the bronze chariots are only half the real-life size. But to one’s amazement, the bronze artifacts with hyper-realistic style are assembled from thousands of delicate metal components. Its exquisite and ingenious craftsmanship represents the highest level of human manufacturing techniques from more than two thousand years ago. Between the inner and outer city walls of the mausoleum, a meters-deep huge historically formed (circa Ming Dynasty) gully (Yue Gou) offers the only feasible site for the museum – the gully precludes any possibility of burying cultural relics beneath, which forms an important reason for the National Cultural Heritage Administration to finalize the site selection after much deliberation. It is an extraordinary serendipity that the “Painted Bronze Chariots and Horses” gets to return to the foot of the mausoleum mound and once again accompany the world’s most mysterious emperor forty years after its excavation.

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LUMINA 2 Offices / Gensler

December 3, 2022 Collin Chen 0

As part of the second phase of Henderson’s Lumina collection in Shanghai, Lumina 2 offers prime office space with ample access to outdoor space. It is an innovative lifestyle hub at Shanghai’s West Bund, aimed to create a lifestyle community that combines work, life, and leisure, with Star Canopy as its centerpiece. Lumina Shanghai is Henderson Land Group’s first prestigious commercial property in China under the ‘Lumina Collection. This development consists of two phases, a 280m landmark tower with prime offices and a retail podium, and a low-rise cluster of buildings with office buildings, retail pavilions, and public facilities. Lumina Collection is a mixed-use development that aims to redefine work/life balance through a synergy of experiences that lead to valuable connections and unlimited opportunities. Located along the Huangpu River, the Xuhui Riverside District is one of Shanghai’s core areas under development. This area, along with the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center site, and Qiantan Avenue will undergo major enhancement.