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Parsonson Architects

Here are a few things that really do it for me: plywood used as a material for cabinets/walls etc., an incredible view out of floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, quirky shaped windows, the perfect red door...and I found all these in the portfolio of New Zealand based Parsonson Architects.

Reader Comments (9)

i LOVE that last image! not a fan of the plywood though, but i can see what you like about it! Also that little cottage feels so homey!


8 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlindsey

I love the use of wood in modern decor; it often softens a room when you have a lot of modern pieces. But plywood - not so sure about that. I like the way they use it to frame the fireplace. And yes - the red door is great!

I'm with Kim... I think the plywood is beautiful. One of my favorite patterns in nature.

8 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPalm&Wine

gorgeous, I love the lamp!

8 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelena

I'm not a fan of plywood myself left unpainted, but those other houses are gorgeous! I love that they do contemporary as well as more traditional styles. I always believe a good architect can design in any style the client wants successfully!

8 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArchitectDesign

wow! its really amazing!
absolutely love it.


8 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYaryy.

Plywood is a common building material here in Australia not only for bracing but more and more as a feature internally. It's cheap, has better sustainability than a lot of other building materials, and gives an edgy industrial look or even a beach shack feel. These are great contemporary spaces!

9 Apr 2010 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Kim loves plywoood... Kim visits Dwell! I've seen so much plywood warp -- and the answer is always "More nails!" Or staples. Eventually, that's what I start seeing. I really liked the horizontal walnut-stained planking, though!

I love, absolutely love, the architecture in the last picture. Wonderful wide open space -- not over-exposing the more private of the 'public' spaces, like the living room, but flooding the working heart of the house, the kitchen and dining areas, with light. A good design. Why oh why do we have to live cheek-to-jowl? Designs like this don't work without some space -- not a lot, just some!

9 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

wow love them all....

9 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

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