Quebec House by Alain Carle is located beside a lake in the Wentworth-Nord municipality of Quebec, Canada. The black-painted brick house has a timber and steel structure and cedar panelling. A series of walls screen views of the nearby street, directing focus towards the lake. Photography: Adrien Williams

For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

House and studio in London

House extension in north London

House extension in east London

Architect’s Statement
Hayhurst and Co was established in 2004 and has built up a reputation as one of the UK’s leading young practices working in the field of residential architecture. Hayhurst and Co’s work is characterised by an inventive and playful use of materials led by a unique interpretation of site and context. Hayhurst and Co’s ‘Hairy House’ won an RIBA National Award and RIBA London Best Small Project of the Year in 2012 and ‘Tray House’ and ‘Hampstead Beach House have both won NLA Awards – it was awarded second place in Young Architect of the Year (YAYA) in 2012.

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


This exposed concrete house by Davide Macullo Architects in the Alpine village of Lumino in Ticino, Switzerland, was completed in 2009. Based on the idea of a ‘minimalist monolith’ it is a modern take on the traditional stone built houses that characterise the surrounding area.

For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

The Lawn Road Flats

On this radio show, produced by Monitor Production in Sound, presenter John Escolme encounters the work of modernist architect Wells Coates, best known for his Lawn Road Flats scheme in Belsize Park. On the show Matt Black, Coates’ grandson, and one half of music-duo Coldcut, recalls his grandfather’s life. Director of design chain Skandium Magnus Englund, who lives in the penthouse flat at Lawn Road and runs the Isokon Gallery there, talks about the finer points of the extraordinary building. The show, first broadcast on Monday on Resonance FM, can be streamed through the Monitor Production in Sound website.

For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

Stahl House, Case Study #22, California, Alex Hartley, 1960 © Alex Hartley and Victoria Miro Gallery

090 t Leong
Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, Sze Tsung Leong, 2004 © Sze Tsung Leong and Yossi Milo Gallery

182-3 Goiris
Liepaja, Latvia, Geert Goiris, 2004 © Geert Goiris and Art:Concept

034 Baan
China Central Television HQ, Beijing, Iwan Baan, 2008 © Iwan Baan and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

‘Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography’, edited by Elias Redstone and published by Phaidon, is a collection of the best contemporary photography of architecture and the built environment. The book presents the work of leading contemporary architects, ranging from Rem Koolhaas to Zaha Hadid, by international photographers as diverse as Helene Binet, Thomas Struth and Richard Wentworth. It covers a diverse range of subjects and themes across the built environment, and highlights the vital role photography plays in how architecture is communicated. Elias Redstone is the Editor-in-Chief of the London Architecture Diary and was previously a curator at the London Festival of Architecture and The Architecture Foundation. For more information visit the Phaidon website.

For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,829 other followers

%d bloggers like this: