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Bornstein Lyckefors Architects builds vibrant red cabin as a retreat for a Swedish family

Traditional Swedish barns provided the inspiration for this red-hued wooden cabin, designed by Gothenburg studio Bornstein Lyckefors Architects for a keen sailor and his two children. Located outside Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, the house provides the family of three with an escape from the city that is also close to the ocean. It is named Späckhuggaren, which means Killer Whale, after the client’s sailboat. The residence is located on the...

Lights glow through slatted teak facades of Hamptons home by Leroy Street Studio

A spacious home in the Hamptons, New York, by Leroy Street Studio features wooden screens that soften the building’s appearance and provide a “gauzy translucence” at night. Situated in Wainscott, a seaside village on Long Island’s South Shore, the Louver House was designed in response to its position on the the edge of an agricultural reserve. Its timber framing, rectangular shape and single, pitched roof...

A temporary beacon, designed by DK-CM Architects, shines brightly at Erith riverside

The ‘Erith Lighthouse’ is a temporary pavilion erected adjacent to the Thames in Erith, south London. Conceived by DK-CM and The Decorators to host a series of events over the summer months, it comprises a structure of theatre rigging clad in coloured polycarbonate. The Erith Lighthouse builds on an earlier ‘Meanwhile Use’ strategy developed by DK-CM and The Decorators...

A wind-powered sonic structure by Neon at Chester Roman Fort evokes the ghosts of charging horses

Cavalry 360°’ is a temporary installation at Chester Roman Fort that harnesses the wind to create an ‘equine soundscape’, evoking the sound of the cavalry moving across the landscape. The preserved walls of the fort – the most extensive in Britain – are in a tranquil landscape flanking the wide North Tyne, but 1,600 years ago it was teeming...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s smart plan to fix the great depression

A 1932 illustration of Davidson Little Farms Unit by Frank Lloyd Wright. Image courtesy of MoMA Frank Lloyd Wright’s first job was in farming. He helped out on his uncle’s farm in Spring Green, Wisconsin, during the summer when he was a kid, and retained a strong appreciation for both how architecture should fit into the natural landscape, and...