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Crosson Architects creates stealthy lifeguard tower on remote New Zealand beach

August 14, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Te Pae lifeguard tower by Crosson Architects

Local studio Crosson Architects used dark-coloured concrete to help the circular Te Pae lifeguard tower blend in with its setting on a remote black-sand beach near Auckland, New Zealand. The structure is located on North Piha beach west of Auckland, which is regarded as one of the country’s most beautiful but dangerous surf beaches. Crosson

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Invisible Studio adds rammed-earth yoga studio to the gardens of Somerset hotel

August 13, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Building with rammed-earth walls

British practice Invisible Studio has created a yoga studio with rammed-earth walls and a roof clad in copper shingles at The Newt in Somerset hotel in England. The yoga studio is the third building at the hotel designed by Invisible Studio, which is headed by architect, university lecturer and television presenter Piers Taylor. Set within

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Parti uses simple building materials at “quietly monumental” Hercules Street housing

August 12, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Industrial-style interior of Hercules Street housing by Parti

Architecture studio Parti has completed a compact housing project in north London, with a palette of robust and affordable materials chosen to create a sense of permanence. The Hercules Street infill project occupies a previously derelict site within a terrace of Victorian buildings close to Holloway Road. Parti, which is headed by architect Eleanor Hill,

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Bornstein Lyckefors frames sea views at timber-clad Villa Hovås in Sweden

August 11, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior image of Villa Hovås from poolside

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors has created a geometric house in Gothenburg, Sweden, with blackened wood facades interrupted by large openings that frame views of the sea and sunset. Located on a sloping site in an affluent suburb of the city, Villa Hovås is oriented in an east-west direction and arranged so that its living areas

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Pad Studio arranges Clay Retreat around pond and garden in Hampshire

August 10, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior of Clay Retreat by Pad Studio

A pair of pitched-roof volumes link to form this house in Hampshire, England, which architecture firm Pad Studio designed to connect with its rural setting in the New Forest National Park. Named the Clay Retreat, the home replaces a rundown holiday cottage that had been extended in an ad-hoc way and was deemed unsuitable for

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Bell Phillips creates The Tree House pavilion at London’s Elephant Park

August 7, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
The exterior of The Tree House by Bell Phillips

London studio Bell Phillips has completed a timber pavilion in a park in Elephant & Castle featuring an elevated viewing gallery nestled among the boughs of a mature plane tree. Named The Tree House, it is the centrepiece of a two-acre green space within the Elephant Park development – a regeneration scheme in south London

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Hat-like roof crowns The Kaleidoscope office and accommodation building in Vietnam

August 6, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
The exterior of The Kaleidoscope in rural Vietnam

Architecture firm Inrestudio has created an office and residential building for a mining company in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province, featuring a conical concrete roof and openings on all sides. Named The Kaleidoscope, the building provides workspace and accommodation for the employees working at an adjacent facility operated by Hoang Long Mineral. The building is situated

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Red stone covers extension to London terrace by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects

August 3, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior image of the red stone extension at Kensington Place

O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has added a rear extension clad in red porphyry stone to a Victorian house in London, creating a kitchen and dining area connected to a courtyard garden. The project, named Kensington Place, was completed for a family that wanted to update the mid-terrace property they had lived in since the 1970s to

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Alexis Dornier designs Birdhouses resort in Bali to “blend into nature”

July 31, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Guesthouse at Birdhouses resort in Bali

Architect Alexis Dornier has completed a trio of stilted structures in a rainforest in Bali, which feature cantilevered living spaces and balconies that look out to the treetops. German-born architect Dornier, who moved his studio to Bali in 2013, designed the accommodation for the Birdhouses resort that he founded with a group of friends. The

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Bouroullec brothers create tile-clad Lincoln Pavilion for full-size replica car

July 30, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Red pavilion in France

French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created a red tile-clad pavilion at the Piacé Le Radieux arts centre in France to display artist Pascal Rivet’s wooden replica of a Lincoln car. The Bouroullec brothers were invited to design the Lincoln Pavilion by French artist Rivet and Piacé Le Radieux director Nicolas Hérisson in the

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