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Ten self-designed houses by architects and designers


For our newest lookbook, we have collected ten houses from the Dezeen archive that had been self-designed by architects and designers together with John Pawson, Sarah Wigglesworth and Alan Maskin.

From a two-storey condominium in New York Metropolis to a second dwelling on the grounds of a former Seventeenth-century farming advanced, these houses provide inside inspiration and insights into how architects and designers make the most of their data when designing areas for themselves.

That is the newest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks collection offering visible inspiration for the house. Earlier lookbooks function inside dwelling courtyards, modernist residing rooms and spacious kitchen extensions.


Ground floor staircase Villa Timmerman by Andreas Lyckefors and Josefine Wikholm
Images is by Kalle Sanner

Villa Timmerman, Sweden, by Andreas Lyckefors and Josefine Wikholm

Designed by Swedish architect couple Andreas Lyckefors and Josefine Wikholm, Villa Timmerman is a house within the south of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The couple developed the positioning into two separate properties, one among which might be offered to fund the construct. Lyckefors and Wikholm created equivalent floorplans and lined the outside of every dwelling with an ornamental timber lattice.

Inside, the architect-couple added ash panels throughout the partitions of the bottom flooring to create a streamlined and peaceable wood inside.

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The open-plan living space
Images is by Lara Swimmer

Little Home/Large Shed, US, by David Van Galen

As per its title, Little Home/Large Shed is comprised of a predominant cabin that homes the residing areas, and a smaller quantity which is utilized by US architect David Van Galen as a studio and visitor quarters.

Van Galen wrapped the outside of the constructions in Corten metal panels, whereas home windows and architectural options had been trimmed in cedar framing the alder and Douglas fir bushes exterior.

Inside the house, an open-plan inside options loads of wood-detailing and impartial hues have been mixed with vibrant particulars, like the nice and cozy purple couch on the centre of the room.

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Logan Pavilion is a cabin retreat that was designed by Eric Logan
Images is by Kevin Scott

Logan Pavilion, US, by Eric Logan

This self-designed dwelling by Eric Logan of CLB Architects was initially constructed for his household in 1997. Logan renovated Logan Pavilion in Wyoming in 2021, including a metal gabled roof and a brand new open-plan kitchen.

The low-lying construction boasts an open-plan residing association beneath the newly added corrugated cold-rolled sheet metal roof that was left uncovered all through the residing areas.

The home’s slight industrial really feel is underlined by its oiled concrete flooring and engineered-wood wall panelling.

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Home Farm by John Pawson
Images is by Gilbert McCarragher

Dwelling Farm, UK, by John Pawson

Constructed inside a Seventeenth-century farming advanced within the Cotswolds, British designer John Pawson transformed the previous farming constructing right into a household dwelling for himself.

Pawson fitted out the house with minimalist furnishings and employed a easy materials palette of elm, lime plaster, and concrete. His personal style influences all his initiatives, he informed Dezeen.

“I consider myself after I’m designing homes for different folks,” he stated. “I assume folks come to me as a result of perhaps they like what I do.”

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Stock Orchard Street is a London home that was designed by Sarah Wigglesworth
Images is by Ivan Jones

Inventory Orchard Road, UK, by Sarah Wigglesworth

Architect Sarah Wigglesworth accomplished an overhaul of her RIBA Sustainability Award-winning Inventory Orchard Road dwelling in London to resume its vitality effectivity and age-proof its interiors.

The home was designed to check out inexperienced applied sciences and weird constructing supplies and has insulation comprised of straw bales and partitions comprised of supplies together with sandbags, recycled concrete and railway sleepers.

Its heat, mild inside exhibits how lovely sustainable structure might be.

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Images is by Amit Geron

Suspended Patio Home, Tel Aviv, by  3322 Studio

Designed by the founding father of 3322 Studio for himself and his household, this concrete dwelling in Tel Aviv accommodates the altering wants of the founders’ younger sons.

It’s organized across the voids in its boxy concrete body and boasts a big open plan design throughout its three storeys. The voids within the body permit mild and air to filter and flow into by way of the a number of ranges.

Within the open-plan residing house, full-height glazing connects the inside with the outside.

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Study desk and shelves in Kew Residence by John Wardle Architects in Melbourne, Australia
Images is by Trevor Mein and Sharyn Cairns

Kew Residence, Australia, by John Wardle Architects

Clad in Victorian ash throughout the flooring and ceilings, architect John Wardle of John Wardle Architects designed this Australian dwelling for him and his spouse with the purpose of making a “cocoon.”

Within the cosy lounge, Wardle added areas that could possibly be used to higher show his artwork assortment, together with wood cabinets and wooden plinths.

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Agate Pass Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects
Images is by Aaron Lietz

Agate Move Cabin, US, by Alan Maskin

Olson Kundig Architects principal Alan Maskin renovated and prolonged a 1938 seashore cabin in Washington State to perform as a private retreat.

Maskin added a first-floor extension to the cabin, which was fitted with floor-to-ceiling home windows on the gable finish offering views out to the close by water. The inside retained its unique Douglas fir panelling, whereas Glulam plywood traces the partitions throughout the brand new extension.

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Harry Nuriev and Tyler Billinger Residence
Images is by Dylan Chandler courtesy of Crosby Studios

New York condominium, US, by Harry Nuriev

Gray tiles and purple carpeting cowl the partitions and flooring of this New York Metropolis condominium renovation by Crosby Studios founder Harry Nuriev and associate Tyler Billinger.

Nuriev and Billinger used brilliant purple and muted gray colors, geometric shapes and textural supplies so as to add their very own private fashion to the two-storey NoLita condominium.

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Casa SS by Pablo Saric and Cristobal Palma
Images is by Cristóbal Palma

Casa SS, Chile, by Pablo Saric and Cristian Winckler


Casa SS is a single-storey dwelling positioned 85 metres away from the shoreline of Canela in Chile. Designed by architects Pablo Saric and Cristian Winckler
 for Saric and his younger household, the house adopts a minimalist fashion.

Vertical slats of blackened pine clads the outside whereas the inside is blanketed in white with minimalist, clear finishings. Giant glass sliding doorways flank the size of the kitchen and eating space and confide in join with the dramatic coast.

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That is the newest in our collection of lookbooks offering curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s picture archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing modernist residing roomsunique lodge bogs and spacious kitchen extensions.

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