Architecture

1950s modernism: Willis N. Mills-designed Willis Mills House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Renovated, but the 1950s Willis N. Mills-designed Willis Mills House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA is still very much an architectural statement of its day. Amazing to think that this house dates back to 1956. It does and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Its condition is no accident, this house has […]

take a first look inside shigeru ban’s ‘cast iron house’ residences in new york

located on the corner of franklin street and broadway, the building contains 11 duplex residences, ranging from three to five bedrooms, and two luxury penthouses.

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fernando abellanas suspends secret studio beneath a busy overpass

designer fernando abellanas has installed a secret studio beneath the overpass of a busy traffic bridge in spain. the micro-dwelling shuns notions of the idyllic country cabin surrounded by nature, and instead embraces its urban setting through its raw and industrial aesthetic. conceived as a ‘refuge in the city’, movable walls mean that the studio […]

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1950s modernism: Apartment in the Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

A lovely development and a lovely finish. This apartment in the Eric Lyons-designed Parkleys Span development in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey is just on the market. This is a two-bedroom, first-floor apartment in Ham and part of the Parkleys development, which was the work of both Eric Lyons and Span in the 1950s. It is […]

1950s midcentury modern: Van Evera Bailey-designed property in Portland, Oregon, USA

Not often you see an agent’s photos in black and white, but it works for this 1950s Van Evera Bailey-designed midcentury property in Portland, Oregon, USA. Not much detail from the agent, except to sat this is ‘a piece of mid-century history’ from ‘one of the NW architects who developed a modern style for the […]

HDD integrates chinese garden design into an ultra-compact apartment in shanghai

the architect has deconstructed chinese garden elements from 2D to 3D layers, creating a dynamic and surreal experience in this small triple-floor-height apartment.
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