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Typology: The semi-detached houseSubscription


Symbol of middle-class aspiration, conservatism and compromised individualism, the semi-detached house is England’s modern domestic type par excellence

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Outrage: Ugly Belgian HousesSubscription

By Hannes Coudenys

Ugly or boring? Belgium’s lack of planning constraints fuels a culture of the grotesque and the banal

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Working models: changing work patterns embrace the home officeSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

A combination of technological advance and economic changes in the 1990s paved the way for homeworking, and this continues to be part of changing work patterns

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Dachaland: the Russian dachaSubscription


The architectural equivalent of slow cooking is to be relished in DK-CM’s dacha design in Zelenogradskaya, Russia

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‘At Highgate House, Carmody Groarke have made brick an animate organism, giving expressive life to geometry and space’Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

Backing onto Highgate Wood, this house both embraces nature and reflects the local vernacular while being of its time

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Walter Gropius Meisterhäuser Dessau, 1925-26Subscription


Semi-detatched typology: A row of cubistic villas built to house the Bauhaus school’s masters


Domus Conclusus: Villa Além in Alentejo, Portugal, by Valerio OlgiatiSubscription


Valerio Olgiati’s remote Portuguese villa is a melancholy pleasure dome − an ark for two modelled on the Alhambra Palace


Mews House in Bloomsbury by Jamie Fobert ArchitectsSubscription

By Daniel Rosbottom

Reconsidering the archetype of the mews dwelling, this new house explores the tension between the rigour of its street presence and a fluid inner realm