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Our recent post about Fridge Couch generated lots of interest so we thought we’d follow up with another reclaimed curiosity: a minimalist rocking bed made from industrial waste…

Mood Rocking Bed

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We wrote some months ago about the impending fire sale of publically owned property as cash-strapped councils offload assets in response to budget cuts

The latest in a long list to appear on the market is Warminster Old Town Hall, which is now for sale on ebay with an asking price of £200,000.

Warminster Town Hall


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I interviewed Gary Tarn many years ago when he lived in a mews house designed by John Pawson so it’s interesting to see an example of his own work – in this case the conversion of a Grade II-listed former Methodist chapel in Devon.

It’s a beautiful job – Tarn’s stripped down aesthetic works well with the simplicity of the Methodist design but there are numerous lavish details that make this an understated but very luxurious home.

Methodist chapel

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And while we’re here, this funny little film won  an award at the MOFILM Pepsi Short Film Competition at the Shanghai International Film Festival:

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High-tech and bungalow: two words you don’t normally expect to see in the same sentence.

But in this episode of Grand Designs (8/12) septuagenarian couple Bill and Jean Letley decided they weren’t interested in the traditional single storey houses on offer, so they commissioned an acclaimed architect, the late Richard Paxton, to come up with something different.

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A nuke-proof Ministry of Defence bunker, built in 1954, has come on the market with an asking price of £750,000.

Located in Malborough, near Salcombe, in south Devon, it comes with concrete walls three feet thick and a maze of underground chambers.

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Ok, here’s one to mess with your head: the wonderful House on the Flight of Birds by Portuguese architect Bernardo Rodrigues.

House on the Flight of Birds

The house is located in the north side of S. Michael Island in the Azores.

Because it’s subject to frequent wind and showers, the architect sheltered the sinuous house behind a flat wall and added patios and covered courtyards to protect against rain.

The patios and courtyards open all living spaces to the outside by way of glass walls and there’s also a great roof terrace with tremendous views.

Or, if you prefer this in archy lingo: “a series of stacked and intersecting volumes are linked by a dominant contoured form, which appears to cut directly through the home.”

Yes, of course.  I was just about to say that.

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