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I saw the home of Australian architect Brian Zulaikha in the latest issue of Dwell and was so enthralled by it I had to go poking around his firm's website. Tonkin Zuliakha Greer Architects "has always preferred buildings to be made of materials which are unfinished and direct. Natural materials such as stone and timber, now becoming luxuries, are strategically related to areas of high occupancy. Brick and concrete are used as a thick or solid matrix which holds the building together. Steel, with its demanding grammar of connection and exciting delicacy, is celebrated for its sculptural richness. Thin cladding is used only where necessary, preferably in unfinished durable metal – copper, stainless steel, zinc." Such a natural and organic feel to the spaces, which insist on uncomplicated decor so as not to distract from the beauty of the architectural details.

Reader Comments (3)

I always love your pics, your blog is really inspiring!

29 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Thank you Dana!

29 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Inspiring body of work. Love those stairs/bookcase combo and the use of materials throughout.

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

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