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The Houseboat / Mole Architects

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  • Architects: Mole Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  221
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Saint-Gobain, Christchurch Timber, Dome, Dorset Glass, +2

22 Skinny Houses With a Narrow Footprint and a Broad Impact

Skinny houses have a wider appeal than their footprint would suggest. With cities becoming denser, and land becoming rare and expensive, architects are increasingly challenged to design in urban infill spaces previously overlooked. Although designing within these unusual parameters can be difficult, they often require an individual, sensitive response, which can often lead to innovative, playful, even inspiring results. With that in mind, here are 22 houses with a narrow footprint, and a broad impact.

Islington Maisonette / Larissa Johnston Architects

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London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom

AS Building / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

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Mexico City, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  810
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

OMR Art Gallery / Mateo Riestra + José Arnaud-Bello + Max von Werz

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Ciudad de México, Mexico

Mews House / Russell Jones

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  • Architects: Russell Jones
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  68
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Reeve Wood, Sunsquare, Velfac, Wienerberger, Blanc de Bierges, +2

Florida Street / Paper House Project

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  147
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cavendish Equipment, Jailmake, West Leigh

ARCHMARATHON Announces 2016 Award Winning Projects

After a three-day event attracting over 1,000 visitors, the 2016 ARCHMARATHON came to a close, with the presentation of its annual awards. Now in its 3rd year, the Milan-based exchange awarded projects in ten different categories, as well as an overall winner, and a “crowd award” based on voting on the event’s website. The 42 presented projects were judged by the international jury, chaired by Luca Molinari and composed of internationally famous architects and critics such as Lucy Bullivant, William Menking, Wassim Naghi, Li Brian Zhang and Elie Haddad. See all 12 awarded projects after the break.

See All 38 Winners of the 2015 RIBA London Awards

From a shortlist of 68 buildings, 38 London projects have been awarded the 2015 RIBA London Awards for architectural excellence, the city's most prestigious design honor. The awards highlight projects that embody exceptional merit in their designs and positively impact the lives of their occupants. This year's winners include three arts and leisure buildings, 11 educational and community facilities, 16 residential designs, and eight commercial buildings.

All of these designs will be further considered for the RIBA National Awards, to be announced in June.

Brentford Lock West / Duggan Morris Architects. Image © Jack HobhouseSt Paul's School Science Building / Nicholas Hare Architects. Image © Morley Von SternbergBonhams / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Image © Hufton + CrowThe Foundry / Architecture 00 Ltd. Image © Rory Gardiner+ 40

AD Round-Up: 9 Projects That Make Creative Use Of Cor-Ten Steel

One of the most interesting trends in architectural materials of recent years is the increase in use of weathering steel - more commonly referred to by its trademark name, Cor-Ten. Thought the material has been around for decades, first being used for architectural purposes in the Eero Saarinen-designed John Deere Headquarters in 1964, the material has seen a surge in popularity in the last decade or so, being used in everything from individual houses and tiny kiosks, to SHoP's design for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which used a staggering 12,000 weathering steel panels.

To celebrate this material we've rounded up nine of the most innovative and striking uses of weathering steel from recent years: Haworth Tompkins' tiny Dovecote Studio; Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' offices and student housing at Broadcasting Place; the perforated facade of IGC Tremp by Oikosvia Arquitectura; the rusted ribbons of Ron Arad's Design Museum Holon; vertical striations on The Corten House by DMOA Architecten; Tony Hobba Architects' Third Wave Kiosk and its corrugated Cor-Ten walls; striking patterned facades in Santiago's Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center by Cristian Fernandez Arquitectos, Lateral Arquitectura & Diseño; weathered facades and louvers in Guillermo Hevia's Ferreteria O´Higgins; and finally the folding garage-style doors of Origin Architect's Refurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory.

Broadcasting Place / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Image © Sapa: Architectural Aluminium SolutionsIGC Tremp / Oikosvia Arquitectura. Image Courtesy of Oikosvia ArquitecturaDesign Museum Holon / Ron Arad Architects. Image © Ron Arad ArchitectsThe Corten House / DMOA Architecten. Image © Luc RoymansThird Wave Kiosk / Tony Hobba Architects. Image © Rory GardinerGabriela Mistral Cultural Center / Cristian Fernandez Arquitectos, Lateral Arquitectura & Diseño. Image © Nico SaiehFerreteria O´Higgins / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia. Image © Nico SaiehRefurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory / Origin Architect. Image © Xia Zhi+ 11

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA London Awards

A total of 68 buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA London 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by AHMM, dRMM, John McAslan + Partners and Grimshaw, to Níall McLaughlin Architects, Eric Parry Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour. Winning projects from last year included three Stirling Prize shortlisted projects, as well as another by Haworth Tompkins who ultimately took the prize in 2014 for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

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SJA I House / CDM Casas de México

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  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Aluwood, Creativos en Carpintería, European Windows