Rove Concepts
Friday
Aug052016

destilat

It may seem easy to create a contemporary space within a beautiful, historic shell. Just toss in the required areas and hope for the best. If only it was this simple. The redevelopment of this 130m² apartment within an old Viennese building saw the architects reassess the space, changing layouts ever so slightly, defining ideas, distilling the design. Refining and re-invigorating.

"The careful restoration of the apartment’s substance that is worthy of preservation goes hand in hand with the integration of modern elements, thus creating an exciting dialogue between the Old and the New."

Apartment H+M by the aptly named Austrian architectural and design firm destilat.

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Friday
Aug052016

Coming in from the garden

Last month I got your creative garden juices flowing with a stunning specimen garden by Eckersley Garden Architecture but all along there was the tease of the house beyond. Now it's time to come in from the garden and enjoy the contemporary garden pavilion that is an addition to the original Edwardian building. Minimalist style at its very best with the border between inside and out all but dissolving. Baffle House by Clare Cousins Architects.

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Thursday
Aug042016

A bright, contemporary apartment in Portugal

Cristina Jorge de Carvalho is a force to be reckoned with in the Portugese design scene, creating contemporary/modern spaces that are works of art and creating her own furniture collection that is very impressive. This 170 m2 apartment in Estoril is owned by a successful Brazilian couple as a holiday retreat and with space, openness, light and modernity as the briefing key-words, Cristina set out to create a timeless and contemporary apartment. Among classic pieces by Harry Bertoia, Flos, Hans Wegner and others are several from her own line, such as the storage unit and rug in the entryway. Cristina also made two significant interior architectural alterations to the apartment: the original wall that separated the entrance hall from the living/dining room was replaced by a rotating structure in brass and stainless steel and, with the impressive ocean views in mind, she added a mirror wall to the bar area which not only opens up the kitchen and bar area, but also reflect the light and view. The result is an incredibly beautiful space. 

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Thursday
Aug042016

Toowong Apartment

Brisbane-based interior design firm Wrightson Stewart's latest project is an extensive interior refurbishment of an apartment in inner-city Toowong. Colour blocking gives the space a fresh, youthful feel with just a hint of 80s retro while the wood on white of the bedroom and bathroom have a scandi energy. Bespoke joinery and pieces from their WSworkshop line mean this once cookie cutter apartment now has its own unique style.

Photography by Kylie Hood and styling by Lachlan Sinclair.

Thursday
Aug042016

Studio Ashby

A real home, full of personality. Unique but authentic. Eclectic and artisan. Colourful and layered with texture and meaning. Cleveland Court Mews House by London-based Studio Ashby

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