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Rhossili bay house by Maich Switt Architects
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Maich Swift house beds comfortably into the Gower’s AONB with updated vernacular

For Maich Swift, building a house on Wales’ beautiful Gower coast required not just a sensitive design but planning finesse too. But the effort launched the practice

20 January 2022

  1. Buildings

Derelict Liverpool library remodelled for childcare charity

OMI Architects has refurbished a dilapidated grade II listed library, remodelling it as a multipurpose scheme for a childcare charity

18 January 2022

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Is a collection of inventive architects, including 6a and SelgasCano, enough to create a convincing new area in an emerging part of south east London? Greenwich is giving its new Design District its best shot

Archiecture 00 and David Kohn are among nine practices designing 'blind' – will it work?

Vilkaviškis bus station is so much more than a terminus. Balčytis studija’s sweeping design is a landscape, civic hub, event space – even a tourist destination

There are more reasons to go to the bus station than needing a bus

Pawson and church specialist Thomas Ford & Partners have restored the east London church and concert venue – now rebranded as Saint

John Pawson and Thomas Ford & Partners have restored the east London church and concert venue

A galvanised steel and Douglas fir extension allows customers at the formerly sleepy Alice Hawthorn pub in Nun Monkton, Yorkshire, to hit the hay in a dreamy reimagining of stables and barns

Modernised hospitality saves village’s last pub

Sou Fujimoto revives former ryokan in Maebashi, Japan, by creating a soaring concrete ‘living room for locals’ and inviting artists from around the world to design bedrooms and site-specific artworks

Sou Fujimoto's revamped and extended former 1970s ryokan gives city of Maebashi new creative energy

Doors and windows

A combination of pitched and flat rooflights have been specified at The Long House, a contemporary residential project in Oxfordshire

This contemporary design reimagines the Oxfordshire vernacular

Exposed locations require strict attention to detail. A dwelling in Salcombe, Devon showcases how aluminium doors and windows can be part of a sustainable creative solution

Putting up buildings on exposed sites requires a special set of skills

Gruff Architects-designed Pitched Black house in south London features black timber cladding, blue stilts and an innovative angled window

Angled window offers new perspective at Pitched Black house

Specifiers can now satisfy light and ventilation requirements with a single product that features a uniform, flush opening section as well as smart switch operation

Add light and ventilation with this uniformly level flat rooflight

A fully customisable, made-to-measure rooflight range frees specifiers to design innovative architectural elements for the fifth facade

Fully customisable rooflights open up the design options

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Enjoyably eccentric: David Kohn’s Red House

Playfulness and pragmatism blend together at an Arts & Crafts-inspired family house in Dorset that took three schemes from three other architects before the client couple found the design they wanted