Studio House by Tom Kundig, in Seattle, Washington, was built in 1998 and is viewed as his breakthrough project. Designed as a home and photographer’s studio, it reuses materials from the previous house that existed on the site, and introduces new raw materials such as concrete and structural steel. The main house features large walls of glass, while the stairs, fireplace, light fixtures and hardware are made of metal. The two-storey living room/studio has a curved roof that serves as a large reflector for diffusing natural and artificial light. The house is currently on the market for $3,995,000. For more information visit Architecture for Sale.

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House in Scotland

Architect’s Statement
Raw Architecture Workshop is a young, award-winning, London-based studio, founded in 2010. Directors Christopher McHale and Graeme Laughlan’s core values include rigour, determination, ambition, entrepreneurialism, common sense, high production standards and the desire to stretch beyond the brief. The studio does not pursue any particular theories or styles through the work, but instead the focus is on solving problems and designing great buildings to work specifically for each client. Function definitely comes first. RAW was also selected for Wallpaper* Magazine 2014 Architects Directory, ‘a finely tuned index of the world’s best young architectural talent’.

Raw Architecture Workshop is one of a number of entries recently added to our Directory of Architects and Designers. For modern properties for sale in the UK, visit The Modern House.


An open international ideas competition has been launched to reinvent the ruined Red Sands sea fort in the Thames Estuary, off the Kentish coast. The iconic structure – which was one of several offshore installations designed by Guy Maunsell during World War Two – has been unused since 1956. Organised by Seville-based ‘Rethinking Architecture Competitions’, the contest seeks proposals to transform the fort into a new observatory. The Red Sands base was constructed in 1943 and originally featured anti-aircraft batteries. The seven raised structures were originally connected by walkways which have not survived. The first prize winner – set to be announced on 1 May – will receive around £2,300. The deadline for entries is 30 March. For more information visit Rethinking Architecture Competitions. Text: Architects’ Journal

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