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Mer Arkkitehdit Sets Spruce-Panelled Villa into Cliff Face in Finnish Seaside Town

Architecture studio Mer Arkkitehdit has integrated the surrounding rocky terrain into its design for this spruce-clad villa in the historic Finnish seaside town of Hanko. The Helsinki-based architecture studio submerged the basement level of the house by cutting into the rock, while the main floor sits atop the cliff, facing out towards the Baltic Sea and surrounding pine forests. The entrance of the...

Clay Brick and Concrete Mexican House Surrounds a Cactus Tree

Clay bricks that form a pixellated pattern clad this Mexican house, which AS/D Asociación de Diseno has arranged around a cactus tree. The Mezquites house is located in the city of San Miguel de Allende, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The Mexican studio designed the home as a series of volumes to accommodate the existing cactus tree in the middle of the...

School Children Design and Build Green Den with Moving Walls for Hull Allotment

Architectural educationalists Matt+Fiona worked with school pupils in the city of Hull to design and build a classroom with pivoting walls on their allotment. The green timber pavilion was created as part of the Made in Oakfield project, which was devised by architect Matthew Springett and educator Fiona MacDonald. It allowed pupils aged between 11 and 16 from Oakfield Residential School –...

Five of the Best Installations to See at this Year’s Clerkenwell Design Week

With Clerkenwell Design Week kicking off tomorrow, design reporter Alice Morby has picked out some of the most interesting things to see, including an installation made from mirrors and a rainbow-hued tower. This year, Clerkenwell Design Week takes place from 23 to 25 May – a three-day period where the EC1 area of London is populated by designers, architects and...

Welsh + Major Slots Lightwell Between Sydney Cottage and its Brick Extension

A tree grows up through a lightwell that Australian studio Welsh + Major has added to this house in Sydney, and topped with an opening glass roof. Annandale House, a family residence named after its suburban location, occupies a long and narrow site, which measures five metres wide and steps across three levels. The existing one-storey cottage is set at the highest level, on...