Matthew Wood adds seven-square-metre extension to his small London home

The founder of MW Architects used black-blue engineering bricks to add an extension of just seven square metres to his renovated London home.

Matt Wood's narrow Victorian house had an area of just 19 square metres when he bought it. Small but significant, his extension takes the total ...read more

Combas uses natural stone to build "warm and robust" juvenile detention facility in Marseilles

This detention centre for minors in Marseilles offers an alternative to oppressive prison architecture through its muted material palette of natural stone and board-marked concrete.

Nice-based architecture office Combas was responsible for designing the facility in the Chutes Lavie neighbourhood of Marseille's 13th arrondissement.

The studio was selected for the ...read more

Hiroshi Sambuichi: "I Take Something that People Already Like, and Make Them Even More...

In this extended interview from the Louisiana Channel, Japanese architect and experimentalist in sustainable architecture Hiroshi Sambuichi explains how he integrates ...read more

400 Fairview / SkB Architects + Kendall/Heaton Associates

© Spencer Lowell, Magda Biernat, Hannah Rankin

Our latest Pinterest board features the best of WAF and Inside 2017

Our new Pinterest board is full of highlights from 2017's World Architecture Festival and Inside events, which both took place in Berlin this week. It features the shortlist for best architecture photograph of 2017, as well as the World Building of the Year and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" ...read more

StudioAC opens up interior of century-old Hilton House in Toronto

Toronto firm StudioAC has gutted a Victorian property in the city to reconfigure the layout and create more spaces for entertaining.

The Hilton House, which dates back almost 100 years, is located east of the Wychwood Barns arts centre, northwest of Downtown Toronto. Previously divided into two apartments, the ...read more

Hawaiian cabins by Erin Moore are designed for life outdoors

Oregon-based architect Erin Moore has completed a tropical getaway in Hawaii that consists of two pavilions sited on either edge of a 300-year-old solidified lava formation.

Situated at a high altitude on the island of Maui, with a cooler climate than the city below, Outside House is used by the ...read more

Klaarchitectuur inserts new architecture studio inside dilapidated Belgian chapel

A white box bursts through the roof of this old chapel in Limburg, Belgium, to form the new studio for architecture office Klaarchitectuur.

Klaarchitectuur added rectilinear volumes both inside and outside the 17th century building, as part of a major renovation that involved completely replacing the roof.

Now known as ...read more

Oscar Niemeyer's "Favorite Project in Europe" Captured in Spectacular Photo Set by Karina Castro

© Karina Castro

As a trailblazer of Brazilian Modernism, Oscar Niemeyer is celebrated for his bold, sinuous forms, and his use of the “the liberated, sensual curve.” Paul Goldberger described it best when he wrote that ...read more

Millénaire Footbridge / Explorations Architecture

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