How amazing is this extension by Phooey Architects in Fitzroy North, Melbourne? It's rustic yet it's modern. Timber battens conjure ideas of woven baskets half completed. Internally it's simple yet stylish. A funky inner city home just a little bit different from the neighbours. Love the architects' profile ... "young, enthusiastic & progressive in design practice. They enjoy a coffee in the morning & a beer at night. In between, they are inspired & motivated by their diverse city community." Fiddlesticks! Architects and their designs should always be so cool! (Photography by Dianna Snape ... more on her tomorrow.)
Live/work, green, sustainable, re-use, recycle, style, substance and fun!Chicago architects Wilkinson Blender wanted to save energy and materials with clever design and scrupulous reuse of materials from the original tavern building in this remodel. They even installed wind turbines on the roof to augment photo-voltaic cells. The roof top garden is perfect for entertaining that is if you can drag your friends away from the games room or the togo sofas. It's smart, it's stylish, it's green and it's sexy.