Croft 3 is a breathtaking stone retreat nestled on the scenic Isle of Mull in the United Kingdom. Designed by Fardaa in 2022, this stunning coastal escape combines the charm of a repurposed basalt barn with the elegance of modern design.
Experience the rich culture and history of this idyllic island setting, as Croft 3 proudly showcases the architectural prowess of Fardaa and the vibrant local community spirit.
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.
Located in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, near Peterborough, Follyfield is an 18th-century traditional stone residence which has recently been renovated by London-based architecture practice Studio McW.
This multi-stage renovation saw the addition of three gabled extensions which blended contemporary architecture with the region’s rural vernacular. These additions, along with the large garden designed by Claire Greener Landscapes, have created a cosmopolitan sensibility to the home while celebrating the clients’ city connection and local ties.
Follyfield is a perfect example of Studio McW’s sensitivity to natural materials, and showcases the firm’s flexibility and capability to undertake projects across traditional and modern architecture at scale.
Tucked within a historic shoe factory originally constructed in 1924, Studio McW has taken a light touch approach to create Earthrise Studio, a live-work space in East London for climate activists and filmmakers, Jack Harries and Alice Aedy.
True to Studio McW’s signature approach to craftsmanship and wellbeing, the office is finished with toxin-absorbing, matte clay walls and a custom black mild steel balustrade allows light to permeate the floor below. The project is designed to seamlessly balance rest and relaxation with the busy operations of Harries and Aedy’s media company, Earthrise.
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.