Rove Concepts
Thursday
Jan242013

Kerstin Thompson Architects

When architecture and its surrounding landscape combine magic happens. When a building addresses its site the experience of the space is heightened, enriched. A limited palette of materials, concrete flooring, blocks and timber accents are a counterfoil to that view, stunning glimpses through native trees to Bass Strait. The House at Big Hill by Melbourne based Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA) draws the occupant through its dark, triangular space towards the vista while light and shadow cocoon and envelop the interiors.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

LOVE!!!

I honestly don't know why I'm so enthralled with the dining space above. Maybe it's because I've never seen small kitchen appliances look so good on display.
This is going into my inspiration folder. Via Marianne Evennou 

Wednesday
Jan232013

Marianne Evennou

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE French interior designer Marianne Evennou's style. It's typical European modern with all of my favourites like Tolix chairs and Jieldé lights. The warm, earthy colours add more drama to the already dramatic architectural features - and whoa, check out the tile flooring. Gorgeous.   

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Wednesday
Jan232013

North Fitzroy House

This North Fitzroy, Melbourne extension is unapologetically new. The original house is Edwardian era but the contemporary double height addition with an emphasis on glass allows the light to filter into the space, opening out and extending the spaces. (Love the ribbon of louvers that repeats around the house.) The loft bedroom looks down on kitchen, dining and living areas that focus on the rawness of the building materials to provide interest and stimulation. Unique, functional, elegantly spare. By AM. Architecture.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

Hawthorn House

Melbourne based AM. Architecture creates buildings of their time and yet timeless. There is a calmness and a simple presence to their work. Form and functional not flashy and fake. That doesn't mean drab and cookie cutter either. This Hawthorn house is a case point. The existing Victorian era home was restored and freed from generations of fragmented renovations while the new extension took the house into the 21st century and provided a focus for open plan family living with a strong connection to the outdoors. Love the strong linear connection between the walk in pantry, kitchen bench that transforms into dining table.

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