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Mark A-to-Z: A is for Aluminium

Kick-starting the alphabet with five projects that incorporate aluminium into their design.

Benoit & Roselyne House by Dixneufquatrevingtsix. Photos Florian Kleinefenn
 

Dixneufcentquatrevingtsix frames the landscape by merging structure and sculpture

NIMES – A modern extension has been added to Benoît and Roselyne's traditional farmhouse in the south of France in order to accommodate a growing family.

Mill 24 by Caramel Architects. Photos Hertha Hurnaus
 

Caramel Architects squeezes a complete living experience into a roof space

VIENNA – For quite some time, residents in the Austrian capital have relied on the ability to extend their townhouses vertically, converting roof space into extra quarters for living.

 

Traditional and Reliable: 5 Top Picks in Brick

For centuries, the humble brick has proven its worth as a structurally reliable building material.

B30 Renovation by KAAN Architects. Photos Karin Borghouts
 

Kaan Architecten reinterprets century-old ideas to realise a contemporary renovation

THE HAGUE – Originally built in 1917, the former home of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has been renovated for a second time.

Vendsyssel Theatre by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Photos Adam Mørk
 

Schmidt Hammer Lassen's composition of cubes opens visual connections

HJØRRING – Vendsyssel Theatre is already famous as ‘Denmark’s first newly-built theatre in over a century (outside of Copenhagen).'

Makris House by Kavellaris Urban Design. Photos Billy Kavellaris
 

KUD designs a contemporary house as a 'conversation of dualities'

MELBOURNE – Victoria is geographically the smallest state in Australia; it is also the most densely populated and this is creating a shift in its architectural language.

 

Natural and Renewable: 5 Top Picks in Timber

There are ample good reasons to build in timber. As well as its aesthetic qualities, it is one of the most sustainable resources available to the industry.

Bremer Punkt by LIN. Photos Nikolai Wolff
 

LIN's cube goes from prototype to serial housing

BREMEN – The global demand for affordable housing can barely keep up with the rising population. Germany is no exception, with an estimated shortage of up to 1 million homes.

Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström. Photos Jean-Baptiste Béranger
 

Bigert & Bergström's golden egg symbolises a change of seasons

KIRUNA – An egg-shaped sauna is making an impression on the local people of Sweden's northern-most town.

Chalres House by Austin Maynard Architects. Photos Peter Bennetts
 

Light pervades the moody spaces in Austin Maynard Architects' house of contrasts

MELBOURNE – A luscious and dynamic garden brings Charles House to life. The house itself was realised a little over a year ago but it is only now that the landscaping is finalised.

Deep House by Poly.m.ur. Photos Kyungsub Shin
 

Poly.m.ur's Deep House is a culmination of solutions for a brief of clashing elements

SEOUL – Keeping in line with Korean building regulations isn't the easiest part of an architect's job. Keeping clients happy isn't always a breeze either.