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Wednesday
Feb222012

Stalking sticks and stones

From its stone gabion front fence to its reed sticks at the back I'm real estate stalking this Edwardian home with modern extension in Richmond, Melbourne. I've only included the extension photos (and the transition along the original hallway) because sadly the real estate photos of the bedrooms and bathroom are rather plain and sad. Perhaps the bedrooms and bathroom are just plain and sad in real life. Do you often wonder if real estate photos are "strip styled" to the max? Declutter and hide = big bucks? Link here while it lasts.

Wednesday
Feb222012

The church's work

Another church conversion to add to our comprehensive "what to do with an old church or what not to do" list. This reuse of church space as office space can be found in Brisbane. ( I can't believe I didn't think of it earlier. I used to drive past it all the time.) Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church built in 1885 and redesigned (or is that adaptively re-used) by Base Architecture.

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Tuesday
Feb212012

Where's the bed?

My brother-in-law sent me a great link from Treehugger (via Contemporist) to a brilliant way to hide a bed away when dealing with a small space. Point Architecture (based in Torino, Italy) hid a bed in a drawer-like space in the living room, creating sleeping quarters for the owners so their children could have the only bedroom in the apartment. This look so much easier to deal with than a Murphy bed. 

Tuesday
Feb212012

Ashe + Leandro again

It's been about 3 looong years since I blogged about the architecture and interior design firm of Ashe + Leandro. Their spaces were energizing and eclectic back then and they sure haven't deviated from their funky style that I love since. To my delight, I found a bunch of new projects on their site - here are some of my favourite rooms.

  

  

  

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Tuesday
Feb212012

Seedling

A  farm house nestled in the shadow of the old barn. Self contained and small. Bijou and beautiful. An apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Is this wee wonder going to grow up to be a big bold barn over the centuries? Perhaps not. Perhaps that is better. By Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL.

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