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A warm outlook in Perthshire

John and Katie Langley found the perfect structural solution for adding a substantial, energy efficient extension to their traditional Scottish farmhouse John and Katie Langley, who have a construction business in Scotland, bought their 80-year-old farmhouse in rural Perthshire in... View Article

Bespoke Rooflights Enhanced London Home

Located in a West London conservation area, the existing property required updating by remodelling the kitchen and dining room that suffered poor connection to the rear garden. North facing, these rooms received little daylight from the modest sized windows. It... View Article

A juggling act

Despite working as long-haul flight attendants and running their own business, Nick Housley and his partner took on the challenge of turning their Sussex bungalow into a ‘des res’. Roseanne Field reports Self-build is in Nick Housley’s blood, his parents... View Article

Investing in the right people

When City types Rachel and Lee Oliver decided to build their rural home, putting faith in their architect and builder to make the right decisions proved to be the making of their project. Roseanne Field reports Pulling into the driveway... View Article

A modern flat flourishing with elegant details…

Gönye Proje Tasarım, an Istanbul based interior design studio, has enriched the modern design line with well-qualified material selections and fine details, giving priority to functionality as well as visual richness in Nidapark Kucukyali flat. Nidapark Kucukyali flat, which is located in... View Article

A timeless classic in Istanbul: Villa Dogan

The Villa Dogan designed by Istanbul based Batur and Batur Architecture, has become a cosy and serene living space in Beykoz, Istanbul, taking inspiration from fairytales. In addition to the functional design approach of the architects in general, the classical style... View Article

Clearly sustainable

After having their design for a dream home rejected on two sites, a retired couple succeeded in creating a modern, sustainable and visually ‘transparent’ self-build on a rural site in north Devon. James Parker reports Mark and Melanie Goldman’s self-build... View Article
Left: Ness Point © Nick Guttridge. Right: 6 Wood Lane © Magdalena Pietrzyk

Two more of the UK’s best new homes are added to the RIBA House of the Year shortlist

Ness Point, a house that appears to grow out of its dramatic setting on the White Cliffs of Dover, and 6 Wood Lane, an exuberant, and quirky self-build home, have been shortlisted for the 2017 RIBA House of the Year award. The projects in the running for the UK’s most prestigious award for new houses are being revealed in a four-part Channel 4 TV... View Article

Getting the light just right

Selfbuilder & Homemaker takes a look at how a London couple extended their home to create a bright and modern family-friendly space Beri and Julie Cheetham set out to modernise their Victorian home situated in sought-after London borough Wandsworth. By... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

Architects create arboreal home in the Cotswolds

Cotswold architect, coombes:everitt, has secured planning permission for a new 4,500 ft contemporary home in Cowley, Gloucestershire. The new home will replace a poorly situated 1960s bungalow. Inspired by the weeping willow tree within its grounds, the aptly named Willow... View Article
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