Wednesday
Aug292012

To cook or to bathe

Jorge Rangel, an interior architect/designer in Barcelona, Spain sent along some photos of a project he just completed. It is a completely renovated 100m² apartment that Jorge designed in a black, white and gold colour palette. Several small rooms became one large living space....which even houses a large spa bathtub. Now as you'll see below, it's not your average location of a tub but hey, if you enjoy bathing and cooking, or enjoy bathing and watching someone cook for you, then this is the layout for you! (I do love the colour scheme, and the floors are fantastic, especially installed on a bit of a diagonal).

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Wednesday
Aug292012

Templeton

  

Young, edgy, now. Architect Emma Templeton and her design team at Templeton create beautiful, functional designs, exquisite in their simple beauty. Where Oz design is now and setting the bar high for design to come. Short listed for the 2012 IDEA awards in the single residence category Templeton is definitely making waves with their calm, contemporary spaces.

  

  

  

  

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Wednesday
Aug292012

Nathan Schroder

Traditional, mid century, contemporary or just quirky, photographer Nathan Schroder shoots them all. Schroder's work captures the rooms we all dream about. Love the light, the composition, the angles. One minute formal, the next intimate. And the colour! Always centre stage. Painterly and passionate.

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Tuesday
Aug282012

Mikkel Adsbøl

Mikkel Adsbøl is a brilliant photographer from Denmark. Jo showed her enthusiasm for his work a while back and now it's my turn. Not a big fan of over-exposure and high contrast but I can easily forgive when the subjects and composition are spot on. Some favourites below. 

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Tuesday
Aug282012

A metallic country house

My brother-in-law Dave sent me a link to this house the other day and I was really taken by this house and had to share it. It's not every day you come across a metallic home built in the middle of the woods. The homeowners wanted an escape from their city apartment here in Millerton, New York that would eventually become their primary residence. They were pretty open about the design but wanted a detached cottage or guest house that could accommodate their visiting elderly parents and be available to rent out on a nightly basis at their discretion to help with costs. Architects Grzywinski + Pons paid special attention to sightlines, exposures, seasonal variations in the quality and direction of light and the flow and integration of interior and exterior spaces and focused on making the home very sustainable and energy efficient. The exterior is clad in high albedo mill finish aluminum which was chosen to "amplify the progression of hues both throughout the day and throughout the seasons". So basically the house reflects its surroundings. That is REALLY cool. 

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