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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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Stephen Taylor’s Town Houses: ‘an apparent simplicity to these buildings belies a measured complexity’Subscription

By David Grandorge

Proposing a new template for urban living, these two town houses subtly inveigle themselves within a leafy London neighbourhood


House in Maharashtra, India by Studio MumbaiSubscription

By Rob Gregory

Too good to be true? Not so for Studio Mumbai’s modest piece of cultivated landscape

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‘A whimsical journey into corners of nestled comfort’Subscription

By Emily Booth

Nasu Tepee House in Tochigi, Japan by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects


Guna House in Concepción, Chile by Pezo von EllrichshausenSubscription

By José Luis Uribe Ortiz

The austere geometry of the house is complemented by the modesty of its materials


Flint House in Buckinghamshire by Skene Catling de la PeñaSubscription

By Will Hunter

At the Rothschild estate at Waddesdon, a new house emerges from the landscape, inspired by the flint found in the surrounding chalk fields