A+D 53 Magazine Preview

Amazing houses, a bell tower, and the most interesting toilets in Ireland

As many of us are no longer able to work from our office and have settled in to re-purposing dining tables, cluttered corners or even sheds in to work spaces we have decided not to send out the print copy for A+D53 for the time being. We hope you will be able to pick up your copy and share it with your colleagues during a coffee break soon – in the meantime, enjoy the digital copy and our previous issues on Equitone.com.

The front cover of the latest issue of A+D pictures a white private house in Zonhoven, Belgium. The design was an aesthetic challenge for dmvA architecten, who were designing a home for an artist and photographer and combined a living, working and exhibition space. Pg 26

Have you thought of perforating EQUITONE? CORE Architects in Portugal have done just that in a single storey home in the Algarve. CORE attached to L-shaped walls to form a front door and screen the bedrooms from the street. As the sun shines through the perforations playful circles appear on the ground below. Pg. 2

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Deaton Lysaght Architects re-clad the old toilet block in the historic city of Cahir, Co Tipperary. With a castle as the backdrop the design needed to be equally monumental. Deaton Lysaght Architects chose EQUITONE [linea] to envelope the difficult geometric original structure to bring a sculptural feel to the public building. Pg. 4

The modern bell tower looks over the post-modern church beside it which was built nearly 60 years before. The bell tower’s clean lines and nod to tradition with horizontal louvres stands tall in the skyline of a small German town, a beacon to the surrounding community. Pg 20

Read more about these fibre cement projects and more in issue 53, download your copy from our A + D Archive.