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This house by architect Graham Greene is set on a dramatic site in north Dallas. The entrances are marked by vine-covered arbors and stone pathways. A glass foyer bridges a stream which flows through the house, to the adjoining creek. The main stairwell forms a central axis connecting four levels, from a subterranean wine cellar to a rooftop terrace, with views of Glen Abbey’s forest. The house features an infinity pool and outdoor terraces. Greene began his career in Chicago in 1980 with Lohan Associates, formerly the office of Mies van der Rohe, before setting up his own firm, and then merging with Oglesby Group to form Oglesby Greene Architects. The house is currently on the market for $8,975,000 with Significant Homes.

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Getting Lost On A Roof by Wahid Adnan

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Concrete Arteries by Richard Pennington

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Birds Nest Puzzle Close Up by Mario Bejagan Cardenas

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Library Siza Veira by Pessoa Neto

The 15 shortlisted entries for the ‘Art of Building’ photography competition have been announced. The buildings photographed by the finalists include Herzog & de Meuron’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium in Beijing and Alvaro Siza Vieira’s Municipal Library in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The competition, now in its fifth year, is run by the Chartered Institute of Building. The winner, chosen by public vote, will be announced on 5th February 2015. For more information, and to vote, visit the Chartered Institute of Building website.

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Refurbishment project in central London by Stiff + Trevillion

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Extension in north London by Maccreanor Lavington

A light-filled home in central London by Stiff + Trevillion and a timber-framed extension to a 1960’s estate in north London by Maccreanor Lavington have been announced as winners of New London Architectureʼs ʻDonʼt Move, Improve!ʼ awards. The awards, in their fifth year, are designed to find Londonʼs best and most innovative new home improvements. They are supported by the British Institute of Interior Design, Heal’s and RIBA London. The winners were selected from 44 shortlisted schemes, all of which are now on display in a free New London Architecture (NLA) exhibition at The Building Centre, until 12 February 2015. For more information visit the New London Architecture website.

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Small Stories: At home in a dolls’ house
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA
Until 6 September 2015. Entrance: Free

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Whiteladies House by Moray Thomas. England, 1935

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Kaleidoscope House by Laurie Simmons, Peter Wheelwright and Bozart. USA, 2001

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Hopkinson House – bedroom detail set in 1940s. England, 1980s-1990s

This exhibition explores the history of the home through 12 dolls’ houses from the past 300 years. It includes a 1930s dolls’ house, Whiteladies House, designed by artist Moray Thomas, modelled on the handful of Modernist country villas emerging in Hampstead at the time. Kaleidoscope House, designed by Laurie Simmons, is a more contemporary exhibit, built from multicoloured translucent walls, and filled with miniature replicas of Ron Arad, Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger furniture and artworks. Another exhibit, Hopkinson House, is based on the houses of London County Council’s 1930s suburb, the St Helier Estate. For more information on the exhibition, and the book that has been published to accompany it, visit the Museum of Childhood website. Images: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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