Drumroll, please: Riba House of the Year 2018 winner to be named on Grand Designs tonight – but which is your favourite from the shortlist?

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    Berkshire Home by Gregory Phillips Architects, Caversham, Kent

    If you would like a shining instance of the early 21st trendy home model, look no additional than this stunning indifferent dwelling subsequent to the River Thames in Caversham, Berkshire.

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    Berkshire Home by Gregory Phillips Architects, Caversham, Kent

    “Each element has been finely honed and each facade fastidiously composed”, famous the judges, who praised the property’s “faultless finesse” all through.

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    Berkshire Home by Gregory Phillips Architects, Caversham, Kent

    The south facet is basically glass and timber, filling the primary dwelling areas and bedrooms with mild.

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    Berkshire Home by Gregory Phillips Architects, Caversham, Kent

    The double-height eating corridor is especially majestic.

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    Berkshire Home by Gregory Phillips Architects, Caversham, Kent

    The supplies have been chosen to suit a muted palette of Scandinavian tones, from tough brick and pale-stained cedar by way of to marble and polished gray concrete.

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    Berkshire Home by Gregory Phillips Architects, Caversham, Kent

    Briefly: it is a minimalist’s paradise.

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    No 37 by FÄMILY Architects, Belfast, Northern Eire

    Although modest in dimension, it is arduous to overlook this black timber-clad dwelling, which stands out from its brick-built group on the backstreets of the Ormeau Highway in Belfast, Northern Eire.

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    No 37 by FÄMILY Architects, Belfast, Northern Eire

    The constructing is cut up into two components – one housing the tall dwelling/eating/cooking house and the opposite the toilet and bed room.

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    No 37 by FÄMILY Architects, Belfast, Northern Eire

    This home could also be small however it’s not claustrophobic, due to views between the areas and thru to a backyard.

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    No 37 by FÄMILY Architects, Belfast, Northern Eire

    There’s a enjoyable playfulness to this design, as you possibly can inform from the contrasting yellow doorways and home windows that nod to the large shipbuilding cranes Samson and Goliath, seen from simply outdoors the entrance door.

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    The Makers Home by Liddicoat & Goldhill, Hackney, London

    This four-bedroom new-build earned its identify from the architects’ dedication to hand-assembled supplies and bespoke detailing. Discovered inside a brief stroll of Victoria Park Village in Hackney, east London, it sits respectfully between its mid-Victorian neighbours, echoing their overhanging roofs.

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    The Makers Home by Liddicoat & Goldhill, Hackney, London

    It immediately wows with its lovingly-crafted inside. Unfold over 4 storeys, the decrease flooring have a multi-level format that cleverly designates completely different features to the light-filled dwelling house with out breaking the stream. Uncovered joists, uncovered brickwork and even netting give a novel really feel to the room.

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    The Makers Home by Liddicoat & Goldhill, Hackney, London

    The petrol blue kitchen has been hand-built and three pivoting glass doorways, two full-height, open onto a courtyard backyard. Stairs lead all the way down to the basement, the place there’s a cosy cosy, larder and utility room.

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    The Makers Home by Liddicoat & Goldhill, Hackney, London

    Upstairs, huge, naturally-lit landings are designed for displaying artwork. The master suite suite on the rear has its personal examine and dressing room. The Rhodesian mahogany parquet flooring, reclaimed from Hove Fireplace Station within the Seventies, is a particular spotlight.

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    The Makers Home by Liddicoat & Goldhill, Hackney, London

    An enormous textured wall in the master suite slides to disclose a superb open-plan lavatory.

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    Oatlands by SOUP Architects, Weybridge, Surrey

    Hidden behind a 1920s suburban home in Weybridge, Surrey is an asymmetrical rear extension and sunken backyard pavilion, which connects the underused backyard to the home and presents the chance to work peacefully with out feeling too separate.

    Andy Matthews

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    Oatlands by SOUP Architects, Weybridge, Surrey

    Mild gray bricks have been used on the outside and inside partitions giving the constructing a strong sculptural high quality that avoids fussy detailing.

    Andy Matthews

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    Oatlands by SOUP Architects, Weybridge, Surrey

    The extension homes an open kitchen/eating house with a sitting space and studying nook lit by a wedge-shaped skylight, whereas a brand new main bedroom suite has been added above.

    Andy Matthews

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    Oatlands by SOUP Architects, Weybridge, Surrey

    The brand new roofs have all been planted with wild grass to tie them in with the panorama.

    Andy Matthews

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    Vex by Likelihood de Silva & Scanner, Stoke Newington, London

    Experimental Vex in Stoke Newington is predicated on “Vexations” by French composer Erik Satie – a piano piece that repeats 840 instances and may take as much as 24 hours to carry out.

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    Vex by Likelihood de Silva & Scanner, Stoke Newington, London

    Constructed from curved fluted concrete, it includes three giant, stacked drums every housing a distinct perform. Spirals, motion and fluidity are what this constructing’s all about.

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    Vex by Likelihood de Silva & Scanner, Stoke Newington, London

    The shapes had been made utilizing monumental picket moulds, or shuttering, full of concrete to kind the partitions and flooring. A layer of corrugated metal wrapped inside forged the rippling floor.

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    Vex by Likelihood de Silva & Scanner, Stoke Newington, London

    Lovely oak flooring cosies up the concrete as cathedral-style stairs wind to the highest, the place a round roof mild acts as a sundial, transferring a circle of daylight throughout the maing dwelling house and echoing the wheeling nature of the property.

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    Vex by Likelihood de Silva & Scanner, Stoke Newington, London

    The Riba judges admired how uncooked and ornamental, Brutalist and frilly this constructing is each outdoors and in. It pushes on the boundaries of design and luxury but will get softer and extra elegant the upper you climb.

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    Maison Wedge by BGA Architects Ltd, Northern Eire

    This playful home in Northern Eire is totally designed across the wedge.

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    Maison Wedge by BGA Architects Ltd, Northern Eire

    There’s a dwelling wedge, a sleeping wedge, window wedges and a patio wedge.

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    Maison Wedge by BGA Architects Ltd, Northern Eire

    Homeowners Henry and Denise instructed their architects to be daring and assert the constructing’s presence on the panorama. Impressed by 4 years spent dwelling in Switzerland, they needed easy, clear traces and sharp seems to be.

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    Maison Wedge by BGA Architects Ltd, Northern Eire

    The Riba judges had been struck by the power of the shapes and the intelligent concealing of doorways and pipes.

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    Maison Wedge by BGA Architects Ltd, Northern Eire

    Considerate design is all over the place, from the mezzanine viewing field on the prime to the downstairs lavatory with a view. It’s wedge wonderland, principally.

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    Tucked away within the Kent countryside is Black Home, made of 4 daring cantilevered packing containers jutting out at completely different angles.

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    The kitchen, eating room, front room and bedrooms all have their very own packing containers.

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    Constructed by retired engineer Norman and his spouse Tina, it’s an actual piece of theatre.

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    Standing within the kitchen appears like floating in an amazing white cloud overlooking the orchard beneath, with mirrored splashbacks reflecting the countryside in any respect angles.

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    The minimal eating room overlooks a proper backyard…

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    …and the informal cool front room leads onto the luxurious swimming pool.

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    The home wraps round a courtyard within the center that invitations the sky in.

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    Black Home by AR Design Studio, Kent

    It’s a tribute to the field, “the purest form”, in line with the architect.

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    Lochside Home by HaysomWardMiller Architects, Scotland

    Present in rugged and distant Scotland, this off-grid crofter’s home blends so seamlessly into its environment you’d be arduous pushed to seek out it with a map.

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    Lochside Home by HaysomWardMiller Architects, Scotland

    Constructed from burnt Scottish larch cladding and dry stone partitions, it seems to be like a group of finely-crafted sheds has grown up from the bottom.Actually, it’s one single dwelling comprising three bedrooms, a front room and an open-plan kitchen and eating house.

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    Lochside Home by HaysomWardMiller Architects, Scotland

    Every little thing needed to be designed to be sufficiently small to suit on the again of a trailer and pushed down the lengthy, off-road monitor that results in the location. Providers had been unable to succeed in it, so it’s powered by the solar with water pulled up by way of a borehole.

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    Lochside Home by HaysomWardMiller Architects, Scotland

    Inside, it’s pared-back and delightful, dominated by white oil timber and tough textured plaster.

    The delightfully modest rooms are totally livable and every thing flows naturally. The altering peak of the ceiling helps designate the completely different areas and the view of the lake from the master suite is magical.

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    Lochside Home by HaysomWardMiller Architects, Scotland

    The Riba judges liked the selection of supplies and integration into the wild setting. The roofing echoes the mountains and the partitions decide up the horizontal sediments of the rocks.

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    Gin Distillery by Open Observe Structure

    This transformed Victorian gin distillery in Whitechapel, east London, oozes historical past and character (although sadly not gin).


    Rupert Scott, founder and director of Hackney-based Open Observe Structure, and his spouse Leo Wooden, an inside designer, purchased the unique brick constructing in 2014.


    Hidden away in a nook of a non-descript carpark surrounded by industrial buildings, it was mangy and rat-infested, with a corrugated roof, a concrete ground and “a facet alley filled with fridges”. Solely the brick partitions and concrete ground would keep.

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    Gin Distillery by Open Observe Structure

    4 years on, it’s having fun with a recent lease of life as a sunny and trendy two-storey dwelling match for citing their two younger daughters Evie, 5, and Frankie, two. It’s a mom’s spoil no extra.

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    Gin Distillery by Open Observe Structure

    This inspiring couple flooded the place with mild by reinstating its elegant misplaced Crittall home windows and carving a terrace with a structural glass ground into the darkest rear nook.

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    Gin Distillery by Open Observe Structure

    Inside, it’s each dramatic and cosy. The interiors are completed to perfection, with out being fussy or flashy. The massive kitchen-living room is spanned by a 25ft metal beam…

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    Gin Distillery by Open Observe Structure

    …and privateness restrictions as a consequence of overlooking are conquered with cut-out openings that attract mild from elsewhere within the constructing…

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    Gin Distillery by Open Observe Structure

    It’s little marvel the Riba judges praised it as being “an exquisite instance of exemplary modern structure patched along with thought-about heritage reclamation and restoration”.

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    Outdated Shed New Home by Tonkin Liu, North Yorkshire

    The house owners of this charmingly distinctive North Yorkshire dwelling had been searching for a peaceable website on which to construct their retirement dwelling for a number of years earlier than stumbling upon a farm shed in a wild backyard on the fringe of a small village.

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    Outdated Shed New Home by Tonkin Liu, North Yorkshire

    They employed their architect son Greg (helpful!) and requested him to drag the panorama into the constructing’s kind, blurring the traces between outdoors and in.

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    Outdated Shed New Home by Tonkin Liu, North Yorkshire

    Understanding his mother and father’ love of books, Greg constructed this home round a tall, mirrored library that showcases their lifetime’s assortment of tomes and displays the greenery of the backyard. Slatted home windows enable daylight to dapple the house. It’s so pretty the judges gasped after they noticed it.

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    Outdated Shed New Home by Tonkin Liu, North Yorkshire

    The facade additionally speaks to nature, the mix of larch cladding and galvanised metal making a rhythmic impact that echoes the bark of the encompassing silver birch timber.

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    Outdated Shed New Home by Tonkin Liu, North Yorkshire

    Described by the architects as “a journey of interconnected areas that alternate between the grand and the intimate…half nation cottage, half classical villa” it’s also a robust contender for Riba’s prestigious shortlist.

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    The Outdated Courtroom Home by Harrison Brookes Architects, West Midlands

    This crumbling 400-year-old home was introduced again from the snapping point by an genuine restoration that took 5 years to finish.

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    The Outdated Courtroom Home by Harrison Brookes Architects, West Midlands

    Within the phrases of the architect the Grade II-listed home was “extra ecosystem than constructing” after they took it on.

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    The Outdated Courtroom Home by Harrison Brookes Architects, West Midlands

    Courting from about 1510, the home had been diminished to its central brick chimney stack, a stone base and badly deteriorated oak body, which was teetering on one facet of the home and completely gone on the opposite.

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    The Outdated Courtroom Home by Harrison Brookes Architects, West Midlands

    A painstaking archaeological course of was undertaken to piece collectively proof and salvage every thing that might be reassembled safely. This needed to be meticulously structured by the architect to make sure that reconstruction methods had been genuine and secure.

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    The Outdated Courtroom Home by Harrison Brookes Architects, West Midlands

    “The architect, builder and shopper have clearly labored with exemplary dedication and professionalism to deliver a long-neglected home and piece of native historical past again to life and create a house of distinctive character,” stated Riba.

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    Duncan Cottage by James Grayley Architects, Tub

    This stunning Grade II-listed dwelling in Tub, inbuilt 1790 has been given a hanging 21st-century extension.

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    Duncan Cottage by James Grayley Architects, Tub

    The architect labored intently with native suppliers and contractors to ship a beautifully-crafted addition which makes use of tightly jointed Tub stone ashlar for partitions and flooring.

    Riba

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    Duncan Cottage by James Grayley Architects, Tub

    This has created a timeless and revolutionary backyard room which seems to be carved from a single block.

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    Duncan Cottage by James Grayley Architects, Tub

    The interior half flight of stone steps inside the loggia amplifies this phantasm, creating an area the place wall meets ground and seamlessly folds into stair.

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    Duncan Cottage by James Grayley Architects, Tub

    “Duncan Cottage demonstrates the worth that structure provides to even essentially the most modest growth, updating and remodeling an 18th-century listed dwelling to fulfill 21st-century necessities,” stated Riba.

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    Coastal Home by 6a Architects, South Devon

    This early 20th-century home near the South Devon coastal path has been remodeled with elegant restraint.

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    Coastal Home by 6a Architects, South Devon

    Inside, a winding timber stair rises by way of the central three storey, prime lit atrium making a sequence of balconies and terraces.

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    Coastal Home by 6a Architects, South Devon

    The ground stage has been dropped to attach inside and outside, elongating current home windows and making a grand scale for the extra public rooms.

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    Coastal Home by 6a Architects, South Devon

    “The retention of a lot of the unique construction, wrapped in an exterior insulating ‘quilt’ and confronted in reclaimed slate, has resulted in a home which feels rooted in place, wealthy in historical past, but in addition in modern element and delight,” stated Riba.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    Crimson Home in East Dulwich is one among 20 modern, cutting-edge properties longlisted by the Royal Institute of British Architects for Home of the Yr 2018. Grand Designs can be touring all of them each Wednesday evening at 9pm on Channel 4…

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    This former storage turned ‘sunburnt home’ stands out for its success in playfully asserting itself as a contemporary constructing in a row of interval conversions.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    It exhibits respect to its Victorian neighbours by authentically nodding to their design in its ornamental detailing.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    Described by presenter Kevin McCloud as a ‘cheeky insurgent’, it was constructed from the identical pink bricks used as accent bricks within the current terrace, suggesting it belongs on the road regardless of its high-impact color.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    The patterned tiled thresholds of the encompassing houses are echoed within the beautiful, intricately-patterned part of facade that sits above an arched window to the facet of the understated black entranceway.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    Inside, a double-height hallway leads right into a split-level, three-storey dwelling providing almost 1,500 sq ft of dwelling house.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    The architects from 31/44 Architects had been confronted with advanced geometry as a consequence of a kink within the highway and the angled facet of the nextdoor home.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    They conquered this impediment by designing an unconventional, sunken floor ground cleverly organized round courtyards that introduce loads of mild and greenery into the open-plan format.

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    Crimson Home by 31/44 Architects, East Dulwich

    The ornament has been stored easy all through to provide the brand new house owners a clean canvas to stamp their very own mark onto.

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    Black Stone Home by 6a Architects, Hackney

    You get to snoop round two different hanging London designs within the first episode of Grand Designs: Home of the Yr, together with Black Stone Home in Hackney.

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    Black Stone Home by 6a Architects, Hackney

    Commissioned by a neighborhood café proprietor, this magnificent, monolithic concrete block has been constructed on an irregular nook plot on the finish of a well mannered row of townhouses.

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    Black Stone Home by 6a Architects, Hackney

    Inside are three residences, all of which have been designed to ‘artfully handle privateness’.

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    Black Stone Home by 6a Architects, Hackney

    Terraces and loggias kind outdoors rooms and large sliding home windows attract daylight and provide views of sky, backyard and the road.

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    Black Stone Home by 6a Architects, Hackney

    The concrete is warmed up by lime-slurried partitions, plywood and ceramics.

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    Dartmouth Park Home by AY Architects, Dartmouth Park

    Dartmouth Park Home an excellent townhouse full of Nicaraguan mahogany, full with DJ room, glass-roofed lavatory and a palm tree within the centre.

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    Dartmouth Park Home by AY Architects, Dartmouth Park

    It concerned the redevelopment of a whole Victorian constructing in north London.

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    Dartmouth Park Home by AY Architects, Dartmouth Park

    Now, a sequence of shiny areas are linked by a courtyard, terrace…

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    Dartmouth Park Home by AY Architects, Dartmouth Park

    …and an announcement staircase climbing three-floors by way of a spectacular, nine-metre excessive void.

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    Dartmouth Park Home by AY Architects, Dartmouth Park

    The attractive, unique interiors mirror the house owners’ private travels and pursuits. However you’d by no means know, as a result of outdoors, the previous store entrance is discreetly painted gray with smoked glass hiding its theatrical contents.

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    Pheasants by Sarah Griffiths + Amin Taha, Henley

    Elsewhere, we’re taken to see Pheasants, a glass and Corten metal, modernist riverside dwelling in Henley.

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    Pheasants by Sarah Griffiths + Amin Taha, Henley

    Maybe unsurprisingly, this avant garde dwelling prompted uproar amongst conventional native residents.

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    Pheasants by Sarah Griffiths + Amin Taha, Henley

    The house owners had been ultimately granted planning permission, nevertheless it’s taken greater than a decade from inception to completion.

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    Pheasants by Sarah Griffiths + Amin Taha, Henley

    Inside is unexpectedly snug, filled with finely-crafted options, mild, and panoramic views.

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    Ouseburn Highway by Miller Partnership Architects, Newcastle

    Ouseburn Highway is 2 good semi-detached homes in Newcastle constructed by neighbours working harmoniously collectively.

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    Ouseburn Highway by Miller Partnership Architects, Newcastle

    Each homes had been designed by the identical group and constructed by way of a shared constructing contract to economize for the house owners.

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    Ouseburn Highway by Miller Partnership Architects, Newcastle

    They share lightwells. exterior areas and again gardens. One of many house owners is a furnishings maker and designed and made the kitchens for each homes.

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    Ouseburn Highway by Miller Partnership Architects, Newcastle

    Metal, native bricks and polished concrete flooring mirror the economic heritage of the realm.

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