A dogtrot-style house in Washington features in today’s Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features a house in the Pacific Northwest with cedar siding and a central breezeway.

US firm SHED designed the house for a couple transitioning into retirement that wanted a compact, low-maintenance home that embraced its natural setting.

The project, called Whidbey Dogtrot, was informed by traditional dogtrot-style houses, which feature two cabins separated by a central breezeway covered by a communal roof.

Readers are in awe. One commented, “Just what I want. An architecturally-exciting, sensible retirement home in nature”.

Other stories in this week’s newsletter include an angular concrete-and-glass villa in Italy, a supertall skyscraper designed by Adjaye Associate to look upside down and Balenciaga’s new flagship store in London.

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