Archive for April 2013

Cornwall, USA

You’d be forgiven for thinking this was California Looking at this picture you would be forgiven for thinking it’s a beach house from a film set in California. But it’s not. This is cold, wet, old Cornwall- and yours for a tad under £1 million. Take a look at these other properties with magnificent sea…

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Two week wonder

Spanish architecture studio elii has recently completed a wooden house on a sloped site in Pedrezuela, 45km north of Madrid, Spain. This staggering beautiful and simple structure was completed in just two weeks, and gets a big thumbs up from the practice. It’s the work of a Spanish studio and was featured in Domus.

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Taxing times

As if building a home extension didn’t cost enough already, there’s a new tax in town. On top of construction costs, VAT and section 106 agreements, homeowners must now also pay the Community Infrastructure Levy on any extension of more than 100 square metres. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s even worse if you live…

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Red on Green

Richard Rogers attacks relaxing of planning restrictions in the green belt Richard Rogers has made his views clear about the impact of relaxing planning restrictions in the green belt. Beneath is an extract from his article in the London’ Evening Standard newspaper. It would destroy London’s vitality “even more surely than it would despoil the countryside,”…

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A whale of a time

This awesome whale-shaped ice-rink in Liege, Belgium is the work of architects L’Escaut. The stadium, which is covered with 200,000 aluminium scales, can devour 1,200 spectators in one gulp. More on this creation can be found on Deezen.

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