architect's home

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Good wood - the contrast between the two tone monochrome exterior offset against the warm hues of the natural oak lined box window that leads into a cosy yet airy interior, makes this house in Melbourne really stand out. 'The Datum House’ by local architects Figr.

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Good wood - bought a bit of land but it’s too narrow to build a house on? Well you need to call these guys… Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has completed an exceptionally narrow (2.5m wide only!!!) timber house in Kobe, featuring an atrium that allows daylight to reach each of its levels.

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Good wood - Beijing based Arch Studio renovated a traditional courtyard house in the Chinese capital, adding grey-brick paving that flows from the floor of the outdoor space to form internal walls and roofs. All combined with minimal wooden interiors makes for a stunning abode.

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Good wood - quirky shapes and style in abundance make up this small wooden cabin in Quebec by Canadian studio YH2. ‘La Colombière’ features stairs without walls and elevated areas without protective railings just to mix it all up.

MOSHE SAFDIE, Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada, 1967