Discover the stunning transformation of a semi-detached Victorian villa in West Dulwich, London. Francesco Pierazzi Architects breathes new life into a once-neglected home, blending functional design with poetic elements. The An Urban Villa in West Dulwich project showcases an innovative use of materials and an impressive extension designed without Planning Permission, all while preserving the rich history of the building.
Discover the opulence and timeless elegance of The Palace Gate Apartment, designed by Tala Fustok Studio in the heart of South Kensington, London, United Kingdom.
Neighbouring Hyde Park and on the fourth floor of a Victorian mansion block, the 252sqm (2700sqft) four bedroom apartment is inspired by the owner’s European and North African travels. Soft colors reflect a sunset setting, whilst contrasting stoney textures and earthy coatings of fabric create a harmonic tension. The apartment exudes understated luxury and features contemporary artwork from around the capital, creating a soothing sanctuary for the owner.
This Edwardian terrace in Muswell Hill, London, has been expertly refurbished by Ben Ridley, Director at Architecture for London, to reduce energy requirements and create a comfortable, low energy house.
Triple glazing and improved airtightness and insulation of the building envelope, as well as a 172mm SIPS (6.77in) rear extension with highly insulated materials, have achieved a Passivhaus standard U-value of 0.15 or better (1.59 W/m2K). Further, natural materials like stone, timber and lime plaster were used throughout, and a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system was installed to provide pre-heated fresh air and filter the incoming air for a healthy indoor environment.
DarkMatter, a minimalist garden studio designed by Hyper_ Studio in Tring, Hertfordshire, UK, is a tranquil, spacious and sustainable workspace.
It stands out with its beautiful, moody façade, made of 850 scales of charred timber, and its ‘light chimneys’ that mimic dappled sunlight. Carefully dismantled and reused 95% of the initial structure, sourced materials from within a 10 mile radius, and insulated it with sheep’s wool and wood fibre, DarkMatter is a great example of circular economy principles.
Koto House, a passive house located in North Uist, United Kingdom, designed by Koto Design in 2023, offers an innovative and unique minimalist design style.
Nestled in the Claddach Valley of the Outer Hebrides, this 11 acre plot provides breathtaking views of the tidal lagoon and the North Atlantic. With the help of Unnos Systems and the fabric first approach to sustainability, the Macdonalds embarked on a journey to create a generous getaway for their family to spend time away from their home in Inverness and embrace island life.
Take a step inside the stunning Plimsoll Road townhouse redesigned and extended by Mimodo Architects in London, England. This property is a perfect combination of contemporary and traditional style, offering the best of both worlds. Located in the vibrant area of London, this property will be sure to capture the heart of any real estate lover.