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New York design studio Lim+Lu rethink the flexible modern home with the stunning, pastel-coloured Happy Valley Residence in Hong Kong

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By Sam Bathe on 30 Nov 2016

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Tasked with revamping a three-bedroom apartment in an aged Hong Kong residential building, New York design studio Lim+Lu wanted to challenge the structure of a conventional living environment. Show the rest of this post…

Creating a flexible, open-plan living space, while maintaining the option of privacy, suspended sliding doors can be closed to cordon off would-be ‘rooms’. The flexible, adaptive apartment has been designed to better suit our modern, transient way of living, especially in space-poor urban homes.

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Mihaly Slocombe Architects’ Chamfer House intersects the original timber structure with modern glass and concrete materials

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By Sam Bathe on 2 Aug 2016

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Located in Frankston South, Victoria, Australia, when Mihaly Slocombe Architects were approached to renovate Chamfer House, it came with the condition of maintaining the wooden structure of the stunning modernist cabin. Show the rest of this post…

Reconfiguring the living and sleeping areas to better connect with the garden, Mihaly Slocombe built around the house’s exploded formation with glass to create light and space, and concrete for character and support. With a swimming pool on the terrace and modern additions for a young family, Chamfer House has maintained its romanticism of old while receiving the update it required to be a functional modern home.

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The London Listings: 6a Architects’ Hanover Yard House feels warm and lived-in yet effortlessly modernThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 5 Nov 2015

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Located on a private mews in suave Islington, this two-storey home by 6a Architects features an amazing open-plan space and stunning interior filled with picture frames, pottery and books, everywhere you look. Though unfortunately most of the lived-in warmth will leave with the current owners, the loft-style Hanover Yard House is still perfect for the new owners to make it their own. Show the rest of this post…

The kitchen, dining area and living space are all inter-connected, with the bedroom only loosely divided from the rest of the open-plan first floor. A spiral staircase connects to the fully-irrigated roof which also houses a number of solar panels, which alongside an eco-friendly heat pump and underfloor heating help the property to be environmentally-friendly. Downstairs, the ground floor features a reception room plus two separate artists’ studios, accessed from across the mews.

On the market for £3.8m, while a lot of the value is in the ultra-accessible location, such a unique, charismatic space doesn’t come up on the London property market very often either.

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The Hanover Yard House is on the market for £3.8m through The Modern House: www.themodernhouse.net/sales-list/hanover-yard

Domenack Arquitectos let the spectacular natural surroundings take focus with the minimalist ‘House Poseidon’ in Peru

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By Sam Bathe on 21 Sep 2015

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In the rugged Pucusana region of Peru and overlooking the South Pacific, Domenack Arquitectos‘ ‘House Poseidon’ is a minimalist and understated property that makes the most of the stunning ocean views. With an infinity pool and patio space facing out, the master bedroom, kitchen and living areas are all located in the main planked concrete building and a white cuboid structure sitting above. Show the rest of this post…

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You can view more of Domenack Arquitectos’ work on their site: www.domenack-arquitectos.com

The London List Abroad: Amangiri finds ultimate luxury in amongst Utah’s otherwise inhospitable Canyon PointThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 23 Jul 2015

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On a vast 600 acre plot against the dramatic backdrops of Canyon Point, Utah, Amangiri – meaning ‘peaceful mountain’ – is a stunning luxury resort and the ultimate getaway from civilisation. Constructed largely from concrete with white stone floors, textured natural furnishings accent a space that sits so effortlessly against the rocky surroundings. Show the rest of this post…

A 25-minute drive from the nearest town of Page, Arizona, and just 15 minutes from the stunning Lake Powell, Amangiri features 34 suites, huge swimming pool, library, restaurant, indoor and outdoor living spaces, a yoga pavilion and the Aman Spa, offering floatation therapy, sauna, steam room, and cold plunge and step pools.

Amangiri, 1 Kayenta Road, Canyon Point, Utah, 84741-0285, USA
www.amanresorts.com

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Matt Gibson Architecture’s ‘Concrete House’ creates its second floor with a remarkable hollow contrete block

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By Sam Bathe on 17 Jul 2015

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A spectacular, hollow concrete rectangle sitting atop the ground floor, Matt Gibson Architecture‘s Concrete House is designed to forge a direct relationship between inside and out. With the living spaces facing the north and bedrooms towards the south, the contemporary build looks just as remarkable from the back as the front with a near mirror image in its appearance. Show the rest of this post…

Located in Melbourne, Australia, the Concrete House maintains privacy in the front thanks to a timber frame, with no windows on the side of the property. The garden houses a pool and tennis court for the owners to enjoy too.

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Check out more of Matt Gibson Architecture’s work on their site: www.mattgibson.com.au

Paz Gersh Architects’ ‘Tv House’ interconnects an extraordinary L-shaped living space

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By Sam Bathe on 7 Jul 2015

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Interconnecting the entire ground floor living space, the L-shaped Tv House from Paz Gersh Architects is a 450-sq metre home that flows from room to room. With floor to ceiling windows used across the modern property, big sliding doors connect the interior to the exterior space, which includes a pool and plenty of greenery. Show the rest of this post…

The interior was designed by Michal Keinan Sinai, with colourful, modern furniture bringing life to the living areas.

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Check out more of Paz Gersh Architects’ work on their site: www.pazgersh.co.il

The London List: Artist Grayson Perry’s ‘House for Essex’ experiment is a technicolour ode to fictional saint Julie CopeThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 15 May 2015

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Comissioned by Living Architecture, famous for their boat perched atop London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, House for Essex is a fantasy art experiment by Greyson Perry. Design in collaboration with FAT Architecture, the building is inspired by fairy tales and a fictional ‘saint’ Julie Cope. Show the rest of this post…

Her husband Rob commissioned the house in her memory after she was knocked down and killed by a curry delivery driver in Colchester, with each room telling the story of her life. A riot of colour and religious iconography, House For Essex sleeps four is available for 2-3 night stays from £850-£1800. A ballot for tickets is open now on the Living Architecture website: www.living-architecture.co.uk/the-houses/a-house-for-essex/overview

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Walker Workshop’s Oak Pass Main House is a beautiful piece of understated luxury in Beverly Hills

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By Sam Bathe on 8 May 2015

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Designed “upside-down” by talented architectural studio, Walker Workshop, the Oak Pass Main House in Beverly Hills, California, puts the public spaces above the bedrooms. Buried deep into the 2.5 acre ridge the house is built on, the house features an infinity pool and green roof of edible herbs, and carefully integrates into the surrounding landscape. Show the rest of this post…

With floor-to-ceiling windows making the most of the gorgeous views and over 130 coast live oak trees on the plot, the home’s sumptuous interiors complete an understated design, so often overlooks in this part of Los Angeles.

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You can find more of Walker Workshop’s projects on their site: www.walkerworkshop.com

The London Listings: The Framehouse in Hackney Central creates a bright and spacious escape from urban lifeThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 23 Apr 2015

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Designed by Marcus Lee, former associate director at Richard Rogers Partnership, and featured on Channel 4′s Grand Designs, The Framehouse in Hackney Central recently went on the market through The Modern House. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on Rowe Lane, the five-bedroom eco home is split over three floors and features a big open-plan kitchen-living room, with floor to ceiling windows letting light billow in. The Framehouse is on the market at £1.6m. Show the rest of this post…

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The Framehouse is listed through The Modern House, head to their site to register your interest: www.themodernhouse.net/sales-list/the-framehouse-rowe-lane-london-e9

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