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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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The flood-proof house: Bernheimer Architecture in Rhode Island, USASubscription

By Michael Webb

AR_EA 2015 Commended


House in Opwijk by Marie-José Van Hee ArchitectenSubscription


Highly Commended: The second award winning entry from Marie-José Van Hee Architecten, this home in Opwijk carries an unusual and understated sophistication


‘Families evolve - why should their house remain static?’Subscription


Nakanosawagawa House in Sapporo, Japan by Ryo Yamada


‘Its stockiness suggests an anachronistic classicism’Subscription


House Skuru in Nacka by Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Arkitekter

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Compact Karst House in Slovenia by Dekleva Gregorič ArhitektiSubscription

By Nina Granda

AR House Commended: Building on the age-old vernacular for houses in an inhospitable region, Dekleva Gregorič explore the relationship between contemporary and traditional architecture in this stone house


Fayland House in Buckinghamshire by David Chipperfield ArchitectsVideoSubscription


While its columns evoke a timeless classicism, this dwelling’s courtyard plan is a radical new take on the English country house