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The roof gardens will be complemented by a green wall on the corner of the building and geometric cladding that evokes foliage. Lotus Pond, Center Of Excellence, Sky Garden, Research Institute, Childrens Hospital, Science Education, Shenzhen, How To Level Ground, Cladding

Sky gardens to crown Shenzhen children's hospital by B+H Architects

An "urban living room" and rooftop gardens will animate Shenzhen Children's Hospital and Science and Education Building by B+H Architects in China.

The focal point of the 13-storey hospital will be its cascade of roof gardens, which will be visible from ground level and come complete with a basketball court.  The cascading shape will be achieved by B+H Architects using a stepped building form, which the studio has designed to evoke the nearby LianHua mountain. Facade Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Lotus Pond, Center Of Excellence, Sky Garden, Childrens Hospital, Science Education, Shenzhen, How To Level Ground

Sky gardens to crown Shenzhen children's hospital by B+H Architects

An "urban living room" and rooftop gardens will animate Shenzhen Children's Hospital and Science and Education Building by B+H Architects in China.

Architecture studio OA+ has threaded a path through this adobe brick and wood house in Envigado, Colombia that leads from its entrance to woodland at the rear. Amazing Architecture, Architecture Design, Basement Floor Plans, Brick And Wood, Clerestory Windows, Building Facade, Dream Home Design, Ground Floor Plan, Green Roofs

Casa Carmen's green roofs merge with hill and forest in Colombian neighbourhood

Architecture studio OA+ has threaded a path through this adobe brick and wood house in Envigado, Colombia that leads to woodland at the rear.

Eighteen architects and designers have been enlisted to create private villas for Sabina, and they are based around the world including the UK, US, Brazil and Spain.  The list includes British architect David Chipperfield, London designer John Pawson, Italian architect Matteo Thun, Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus, American architect Rick Joy of Studio Rick Joy and Mexican architect Elias Rizo. Villa Design, House Design, Hotel Ibiza, Spanish Islands, Ibiza Spain, John Pawson, Best Architects, Rooftop Terrace, Amazing Architecture

Chipperfield and Pawson design houses for Ibiza's Sabina development

A number of leading architects and designers such as John Pawson and David Chipperfield have unveiled residential designs for a development in Ibiza.

Photographs show yellow wall wrapping rooftop terrace of Los Vilos House. Painting Concrete Walls, Painted Concrete Floors, Lotus Pond, Building Structure, Rooftop Terrace, Yellow Painting, Yellow Walls, Residential Architecture, Modern Architecture

Photographs show yellow wall wrapping rooftop terrace of Los Vilos House

Photographer Cristobal Palma has captured late Chilean architect Cristián Boza's cliffside retreat, which was built in the 1990s and features a yellow wall.

The roof garden of Valley Street house in San Francisco. Pool Bad, Pool Pool, House Extension Design, Glass Extension, San Francisco Design, San Francisco Houses, Deck Pergola, Jacuzzi, Pool Indoor

Black gridded windows form Valley Street house in San Francisco

Síol Studios and Levy Art and Architecture have updated this San Francisco home with a gridded glass extension and two rooftop decks.

Landscape designers Balston Agius created the planting scheme, which uses species native to the woodlands of Yorkshire. Evergreen trees and shrubs will provide colour even in winter. Counselling Room, Thomas Heatherwick, Timber Beams, Van Gogh Museum, México City, Built Environment, Workout Rooms, Foyer, Design Reference

Heatherwick Studio designs plant-filled Maggie's Centre for Leeds

Grassy gardens top the Maggie's Centre for cancer patients built by Heatherwick Studio in the grounds of St James's University Hospital in Leeds.

Grassy gardens top the Maggie's Centre for cancer patients built by Heatherwick Studio in the grounds of St James's University Hospital in Leeds. Counselling Room, Thomas Heatherwick, Timber Structure, Van Gogh Museum, Renzo Piano, Ground Floor Plan, Built Environment, Workout Rooms, Facades

Heatherwick Studio designs plant-filled Maggie's Centre in Leeds

Grassy gardens top the Maggie's Centre for cancer patients built by Heatherwick Studio in the grounds of St James's University Hospital in Leeds.

Boston firm Flavin Architects has built a three-storey addition for a house in Massachusetts to offer space for a couple to write, garden and repair antique scooters. Timber Architecture, Tropical Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Dutch Colonial Homes, Modern Lanterns, Steel Barns, Dappled Light, Modern Patio, Old Farm

Flavin Architects adds "creative sanctuary" to Massachusetts home

Flavin Architects has built a three-storey addition for a house in Massachusetts to offer space for a couple to write, garden and repair antique scooters.

Jagged MDF creates entire walls of storage for El Guateque apartments in Barcelona Sustainable Architecture, Residential Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Cosy Interior, Interior Exterior, Terrace Floor, Self Build Houses, Underground Homes, Garden Living

Jagged MDF creates entire walls of storage for El Guateque apartments in Barcelona

MDF storage walls contain kitchens and bathrooms in the El Guateque apartments, designed by Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann in Barcelona.

Shaded Rooftop House by BCHO Architects features mesh gables Living Area, Living Spaces, Metal Beam, Built In Furniture, Architectural Section, Half Walls, Ground Floor Plan, Open Plan Living, Best Interior Design

Shaded Rooftop House by BCHO Architects features mesh gables

Raised mesh gables top Shaded Rooftop House in Seoul by BCHO Architects, so the occupants can enjoy a sheltered outdoor living space.

Shaded Rooftop House by BCHO Architects features mesh gables Outdoor Spaces, Outdoor Living, Metal Beam, Built In Furniture, Concrete Structure, Architectural Section, Ground Floor Plan, Exterior, Open Plan Living

BCHO Architects shades open-air top floor of house with mesh gables

Raised mesh gables top Shaded Rooftop House in Seoul by BCHO Architects, so the occupants can enjoy a sheltered outdoor living space.

AG Studio has turned a colonial house in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico into a boutique hotel featuring archways and yellow-tiled walls. Yellow Tile, Yellow Walls, Internal Courtyard, Outdoor Furniture Sets, Outdoor Decor, Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Spaces, Black Lamps, Hotel Suites

Colourful tiles and Mexican craft feature in Casa Hoyos hotel by AG Studio

AG Studio has turned a colonial house in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico into a boutique hotel featuring archways and yellow-tiled walls.

Tato Architects has completed House in Takatsuki, a three-storey Japanese house containing 16 split-level floors and no staircase. Japanese Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Floor Area Ratio, Indoor Outdoor Bathroom, Charred Wood, Concrete Steps, Architect House, Japanese House

House in Takatsuki by Tato Architects has 16 different floor levels

Tato Architects has completed House in Takatsuki, a three-storey Japanese house containing 16 split-level floors and no staircase.

Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls Soho House Berlin, Babington House, Home Decoration Images, Victorian Terrace, Built In Bench, Rooftop Garden, Round House, Brickwork, City Living

Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls

Alex Michaelis, co-founder of Michaelis Boyd, has designed a London home for his family as a "striking, contemporary take on Corbusien modernism".

Europe’s largest green wall will be on Citicape House in London – Rooftop Garden British Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Cladding Systems, Green Facade, Urban Fabric, Rooftop Terrace, Sustainable Development, Built Environment, Types Of Houses

Europe's largest green wall "will absorb eight tonnes of pollution annually" in London

Sheppard Robson has unveiled the mixed-use Citicape House in London that will have the "largest living wall in Europe" to help improve local air quality.