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After surviving a record breaking heatwave in my part of the world I find myself dreaming of getaways that involve water, lots of water. Backwater "sits on a small promontory in a secluded lagoon in the Norfolk Broads and offers a contemporary counterpoint to more traditionally designed neighbouring houses, while respecting the peaceful natural setting." Off the grid and may I say off the scale style-wise. I just want to lie staring at the ripples in the water as gentle breezes waft over me ... and I can because Backwater, designed by London-based Platform 5 Architects, is a holiday let. Bliss.

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A town house in Ho Chi Minh City

Only 4m wide and 17m deep this contemporary concrete and brick house rises above a busy street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The minimalist, modern home references the traditional shop houses of the area with a blurring of private and public spaces at street level achieved by a folding shutter which also moderates shade and ventilation. A large central skylight allows light to penetrate to the inner rooms. By MM++ Architects.

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Internal courtyards and screens allow this home to be open and light filled without sacrificing privacy. Concrete grounds the open plan building providing solidity while walls of glass, slats and perforations allow light to penetrate throughout. Plantings soften and mellow, golden timbers warm. A contemporary family home by Melbourne-based Schulberg Demkiw Architects.

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Kim's favourite staircases 2016


Jo's favourite staircases 2016