Alcoves and window seats

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Tiny reading nooks and light-filled alcoves from Dezeen's archive, offering ideas for spaces to escape into.

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The walls and floor of the waiting area are covered in black and white terrazzo. Skin Clinic, Dublin, Interior Architecture, Upholstery, Design, Wellness, Home Decor, Marble, Bench
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Kingston Lafferty Design creates "otherworldly" interiors for Dublin clinic

The walls and floor of the waiting area are covered in black and white terrazzo.

A deep window seat is cut out from this piece, with cupboards and drawers below, forming the perfect vantage point for the Galla House's feline occupants. Built In Furniture, Space Saving Furniture, Timber Furniture, Mini Clubman, Contemporary Windows, Room Interior, Interior Design, Micro Apartment, Diy Room Divider
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Cavaa designs colourful built-in furniture for an apartment in Spain

A deep window seat is cut out from this piece, with cupboards and drawers below, forming the perfect vantage point for the Galla House's feline occupants.

Throughout the interiors of the cabins, Snøhetta combined the exposed timber walls with textiles and artefacts rescued from the previous cabin. Wooden Cladding, Timber Cabin, Timber Walls, Old Cabins, Open Fireplace, Public Garden, Dormitory, Cabin Design, Farm Yard

Snøhetta perches Tungestølen hiking cabins alongside Jostedalen glacier

Throughout the interiors of the cabins, Snøhetta combined the exposed timber walls with textiles and artefacts rescued from the previous cabin.

Will Gamble Architects has completed Burnt House, a London house extension modelled on a Japanese tea house, in a renovation with Smith & Butler. House Extension Design, Extension Designs, Georgian Style Homes, Japanese Tea House, Shoji Screen, Charred Wood, Masonry Wall, Timber Cladding, Glass Facades
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Burnt House extension designed to look like Japanese tea house

The window seat was charred with a blowtorch, by a specialist in the technique known as Shou Sugi Ban.

Jordi Hidalgo Tané adds underground concrete annex to house in Spain Urban Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Concrete Architecture, Architecture Details, Window Reveal, Short Glass, Concrete Ceiling, Journal Du Design, Rural House
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Jordi Hidalgo Tané adds underground concrete annex to house in Spain

A deep concrete sill, covered with potted plants, doubles as a seating area for admiring the panoramic views.

Mariana De Delás created a green-tile garden to keep Palma Hideaway apartment out of sight from the busy streets of Mallorca. Built In Seating, Built In Bench, Built In Shelves, Apartment Plans, Apartment Interior, Polished Concrete Flooring, Small Guest Rooms, White Master Bathroom, Interior Design Minimalist
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Palma Hideaway in Mallorca is obscured from the street by a tiny tiled garden

Palma Hideaway in Mallorca is obscured from the street by a tiled garden

New York architecture studio Dash Marshall has turned two Tribeca residences into one home - Raft Loft - connected by a hanging, blackened steel spiral staircase. Luz Natural, Natural Light, Minimal Apartment, Lake Flato, Small Indoor Plants, Terrazo, New York Architecture, Apartment Renovation, Plant Images
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Dash Marshall merges two Tribeca lofts with sculptural staircase

New York architecture studio Dash Marshall has turned two Tribeca residences into one home connected by a hanging, blackened steel spiral staircase.

Nilsson Pflugfelder's wooden prefab house is designed to maintain privacy Timber Windows, Modern Windows, House Windows, Interior Design Living Room, Living Room Designs, Modern Interior, Living Spaces, Stommel Haus, Modern Prefab Homes

Nilsson Pflugfelder's wooden prefab house is designed to maintain privacy

Nilsson Pflugfelder has completed a house in Cambridge featuring windows that are carefully positioned to prevent overlooking by neighbouring properties.

This modern hiking hotel place at above sea level on the small “Bühel” hill in South Tyrol, Italia. Designed by Pedevilla Architects the hotel design was a finalist in the AIT interior architectural design awards. Minimalist House Design, Minimalist Bedroom, Alpine Hotel, Wooden Facade, Light Hardwood Floors, Home Design, Interior Design, House And Home Magazine, Contemporary Architecture
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Pedevilla Architects adds blackened-larch extension to hotel in South Tyrol

Italian studio Pedevilla Architects has completed a contemporary extension to a traditional Alpine hotel, comprising a monolithic blackened-timber volume.

Kerferd Place by Whiting Architects Love the little window seat Tongue And Groove Walls, Turbulence Deco, Kitchen Cupboards, Kitchen Nook, Wooden Kitchen, Clean Cabinets, White Cupboards, Kitchen Paint, Kitchen Decor

Whiting Architects adds utilitarian extension to Melbourne residence

Recycled bricks, corrugated cladding and oak flooring were used to build this barn-inspired extension to a house in Melbourne by Whiting Architects.

The Scape House by FORM - Kouichi Kimura Architects in Shiga, Japan is a contemporary home that respects privacy. Modern Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Interior And Exterior, Architecture Portfolio, Shiga, Contemporary Style Homes, Architect House, Modern House Plans, Living Spaces
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Windows at Kouichi Kimura's Scape House create a hierarchy of views

A variety of cuboids make up the volume of this family house in Shiga, Japan, designed by Kouichi Kimura to offer versatile spaces with "light and scenery".

Villa S, Bergen, Noruega - Saunders Architecture - foto: Bent René Synnevåg Bergen, Residential Architecture, Interior Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Interior Design, Timber House, Modern Fireplace, Architect House, Scandinavian Modern
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Todd Saunders' self-designed house is raised on stilts

The blackened timber house of Norwegian architect Todd Saunders is lifted above the ground on two podiums, operating like a rain hood for a patch of garden

The plum trees were the thing when Saunders Architecture designed this compact guest cabin. That, and figuring out how to design a 15 square meter feet Architecture Journal, Architecture Design, Norway Design, Diy Design, Interior Design, Guest Cabin, Apartment Plans, Micro Apartment, Small House Design
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Wedge-shaped cabin by Todd Saunders punctured by a terrace

This wedge-shaped cabin, installed by architect Todd Saunders in Norway, appears to have had a chunk cut away from its middle to create a garden terrace

Gallery of Tennis Club in Strasbourg / Paul Le Quernec - 4 Tennis Clubs, Club Design, Workout Rooms, Skylight, Urban Design, Architecture Design, Home Appliances, Interior Design, Gallery
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Scooped rooflights and sinuous forms define Strasbourg tennis clubhouse by Paul Le Quernec

The flight path of a tennis ball informed the curving interior of this clubhouse in Strasbourg, which features dome-like skylights and a serpentine bar.

A Bungalow Becomes a Modern, Two-Story Retreat - Design Milk Interior Decorating, Interior Design, Modern Interior, Built In Bench, Interior Architecture, Ramen, Furniture Design, Painted Furniture, House Design
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Ström Architects creates timber-framed retreat in rural Hampshire

Hampshire studio Ström Architects designed this larch and glass holiday home in the New Forest as weekend escape for a London-based family

Window seat or banquette in kitchen Scenario Architecture have opened up the interior of their Victorian terraced house in north London and added a glazed extension at the rear Terraced House, Glass Roof Extension, Rear Extension, Extension Ideas, Minimalism Living, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Victorian Architecture, British Home
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Scenario Architecture founders add glass-roofed extension to their home

Scenario Architecture have opened up the interior of their Victorian terraced house in north London and added a glazed extension at the rear