Ten interiors with pastel colours that freshen up the home for spring
A banana-leaf ficus (ficus maclellandii) peaks in from the courtyard at this tile-clad blue bathroom in Melbourne.
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This school show of work from the University of Colorado Denver's College of Architecture and Planning includes a high-altitude lavatory with gabion walls.
Don't Move, Improve! 2021 shortlist spotlights London's best house renovations
A total of 22 projects have been shortlisted for this year's Don't Move, Improve! contest – an annual competition that celebrates London's best home improvement.
Clayton Korte embeds hidden wine cave into Texas hillside
The walls of the original cave, which are lined with sprayed concrete, are strategically exposed throughout the interior and contrasted against the warmth and tactility of the timber.
Satish Jassal adds oak framed extension in London house renovation
The staircase leads up to the main bedroom and en-suite on the first floor, and then up again for a spare bedroom and a snug on the second floor.
Barde + vanVoltt transforms dingy Amsterdam garage into family home
The studio added industrial fixtures such as untreated wooden frames, a freestanding tin bath and sink in the en-suite, brushed and burnished copper tapware in the wet areas.
Hugo Pereira completes angular concrete house on Portuguese hilltop
The robust concrete walls contrast with the abundant use of glass, which allows daylight to flood into the spaces and ensures constant visual contact with the lush vegetation.
Out of the Valley designs and builds a cedar-clad cabin on an English farm
Architecture and design office Out of the Valley has completed a wooden holiday cabin on a farm in Devon, England, featuring a mono-pitched roof and sliding doors that open onto a sheltered veranda.
Hotel Magdalena is a homage to Texan lake houses
Bathrooms tiled in blue, red, yellow or green inform the colour of each room's more subtle design elements, such as various Christian Rathbone throw pillows adorned in what Hills describes as "hippie textiles," and custom bedside lighting by David Weeks.
Joinery divides living spaces in Penthouse BV by Adjo Studio
The grey Italian limestone that clads the walls surrounding the terrace was one source of inspiration. Natural stone features throughout the home, with subtle beige tones in the living spaces and a more decorative finish in the bathrooms.
Krads completes Icelandic holiday home overlooking Lake Thingvallavatn
A sunken lounge next to the dining area is lined with windows framing a panoramic vista across the lake. The floor around the lounge provides additional seating and supports a rectangular bathtub that can be covered to create a daybed.
Kingston Lafferty Design creates "otherworldly" interiors for Dublin clinic
Lozenge-shaped mirrors were added to disrupt the rooms' clean lines and add softness, while subtle colour changes were introduced through a blue tone in the terrazzo and a hint of green in the textured plaster walls and ceilings.