The exterior facade of One Folgate Street house

The set from The Girl Before features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features the set of BBC television series The Girl Before, which was designed to feel both like a sanctuary and a prison.

Written by British author JP Delaney, The Girl Before is a psychological thriller novel set in a fictional one-bedroom house called One Folgate Street in Hampstead, London.

Production designer Jon Henson drew on minimalist Japanese architecture to create the house, which acts "like a fourth character" in the series.

One reader commented, "Minimalists would gladly live in this nightmare".

Aerial view of Camber Sands houses
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Other stories in this week's newsletter include a pink concrete holiday home in East Sussex, the Sou Fujimoto Architects-designed Hida Takayama University in Japan, and Rutgers professor Jason Barr's proposal to extend the tip of Manhattan Island to build more homes.

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