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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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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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Dachaland: the Russian dachaSubscription


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


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


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