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RARE INDIAN HOUSE

Khorakiwala Residence A private one-of-a-kind experimental house in Alibaug near Mumbai. The concept echoes a deep understanding of centuries of traditional ‘Konkan’ construction techniques albeit interpreted in a contemporary syntax. The site is deeply forested and the architects’ intention was to achieve the final product with a minimum impact on the existing flora, without disturbing… Read more »

CYCLISTS PREFERRED IN STOCKWELL

Traffic and the increasing flow of bicycles are separated in an elegant transformation of an old roundabout into a pedestrian/cycle square. DSDHA write [we like the last sentence]: “DSDHA have completed Stockwell Square as the second phase of their Stockwell Framework Masterplan, following the success of Wilcox Road. A new bespoke Bus Stop Canopy on… Read more »

TONKIN LIU x 2

The master photographer of the extraordinary house, Edmund Sumner, has two recent residential projects for us to consider: Ness Point Clifftop House and an extension, the Sun Rain Room. Ness Point is grown out of the dramatic landscape of the white cliffs of Dover. The undulating form of the plan orientates the internal spaces to different… Read more »

REVISITING …. x 2

It is always important to us that we can publish new views of older architecture, it keeps the rush for the very very latest in perspective. David Borland is our time lord for the recent past. Here are two projects: ©David Borland  Snohetta’s Baerum Kulturhus [2003] ©David Borland  Compagnietheater Amsterdam [1996] pictures follow: Baerum Kulturhus… Read more »

RE-USING …. x 2

2 inner city urban blocks on the same street in Durban, South Africa have been transformed by Designworkshop:SA and photographed by Dennis Gilbert. PIXLEY HOUSE is on Dr Pixley Kaseme Street, named after South Africa’s first black lawyer. The street links Warwick Junction – one of the most exotic informal trade sites in Durban and a… Read more »