Rove Concepts
Wednesday
Feb152012

House in the trees

I dipped into the portfolio of architects Jackson Clement Burrows again and found a tree house. Rather a house in the trees. Perched above the Great Ocean Road in Victoria with its face turned bravely to the Bass Strait this house harks back to the fibro beach shack of years gone by. The colour choices blend the box like structure into the surrounding bush. Oh the view! I'm daydreaming of catching rays on the cantilever deck or just sitting and watching the waves roll in.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

From IDS Toronto

I unfortunately missed out on IDS 12 in Toronto this year (and frankly, every year) but was excited when we were sent these photos. Here's a bit of info: We wanted to share these never-before-seen images of the BY Lissoni lounge space designed by Piero Lissoni, featured in this year's Interior Design Show in Toronto. While the year's unofficial theme may have been bright color, Lissoni's lounge made a bold statement with a muted palette.  Defying its usual connotations of cold austerity,  Lissoni used shades of white to create a comfortable, inviting space.  Light streaming in from skylights warmly illuminated white walls and pale oak floors.  Lining the walls were bookshelves playfully filled with book spines turned outward, evoking a wood-like feel, while plum, plush seating beckoned visitors to stay awhile. Love the mostly muted colours, the sofa in the last photo, and interesting take on book placement (cool looking but useless in reality if you want to actually read something in particular).

Tuesday
Feb142012

Joakim Blockström

Oh, you came here to see some inspirational spaces did you? Well, I think I can oblige. Enjoy some pretty interiors from the portfolio of photographer Joakim Blockström.

  

  

  

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Slatted

Oh my! Slats and sheds and simplicity and pavilions and pergolas and polycarbonate and oh my! Sun and shadow and solid and see through and repetition and raw. Seaview Avenue house by Melbourne architects Jackson Clement Burrows.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Minimal space in Singapore

Maybe the title should be making the most of minimal space in Singapore. Maxing out the minimalist? In the city state of Singapore the majority of its citizens live in government built flats. Here is a renovation of one of these cookie cutter impersonal apartments into something that is light and airy and seemingly spacious. Grabbing the leafy outside views and giving the space a sense of openness by removing walls architect Desmond Ong is a magician conjuring maximum impact with a very minimal aesthetic.