sandellsandberg clads swedish wildlife park building in playful red wooden drapes

sandellsandberg has built a new entrance building for eriksberg wild & nature, scandinavia’s largest wildlife park and nature reserve, located in blekinge, sweden. the stockholm-based office has drawn from the area’s building tradition, shaping...

shortlist for the UK’s best new building

a private house made entirely of cork, an energy-efficient residential development, an opera house, and a new visitor center for the yorkshire sculpture park join projects by grimshaw and rogers stirk harbour + partners...

parasitic house is a tiny 12 sqm dwelling by el sindicato in ecuador

perched on the rooftop of an existing building within the san juan neighborhood of quito in ecuador, el sindicato arquitectura has built ‘parasitic house’ (casa parásito) – a compact dwelling measuring just 12 sqm....

carlos castanheira expands barrocas house in portugal

porto-based architect carlos castanheira has completed the extension of a sprawling residential property in central portugal. the overhaul of the ‘barrocas house’ involved the addition of two wings to the existing home, as well...

couvelas/kouvelas blends summer house into greek island’s landscape

couvelas/kouvelas placed a summer house in the middle of a steep hillside at andros island, greece, its only neighbor being an old lighthouse on the southern edge of the slope. the cliffside landscape led...

mass design materializes wave in wood for lighthouse in amsterdam boat

a wavy interior space, the lighthouse, created by mass design crowns the top of a 1920s houseboat in amsterdam. a wooden wave inside the former wheel house forms a writing shack, reading room and...

muñoz miranda designs residential complex in malaga with extruding volumes

irregularly stacked volumes emerge from the facade of this residential building designed by muñoz miranda architects. located on the spanish coast of malaga, and built adjacent to a protected smokestack from the beginning of the...

toprojekt’s polish residence doubles as a barrier that blocks highway noise

toprojekt’s cichy house is a renovated, elongated residence nestled in the fields of leszczyny, poland. the modern house was designed for a sophisticated, young couple who initially wanted to extend the living room and...

lake house by wafai features a wall that gradually transforms into the roof

turin-based architecture and design practice WAFAI has envisioned a luxury villa for a single family located on switzerland’s lake türlersee. featuring a dynamic and organic look, the structure’s characteristic design sees how a surface...

designboom talks to annabelle selldorf about the art of architecture

‘the big task of architecture is doing something that is way bigger than making just buildings,’ said annabelle selldorf on stage at design indaba’s 2019 conference, held earlier this year in capetown, south africa....