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Friday
Aug182017

The timbered house

It is as if an exquisitely restrained, minimalist interior has been inserted into a 19th century timbered house. Colour is used sparingly and when it is, coloured blocked "boxes" contain the new. The stark contrast between old and new heightens the impact of both. Maison à Colombages by 05AM Arquitectura.

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Friday
Aug112017

Stalking an iconic architect

I'm stalking a 2016 Palm Beach, Sydney house by renowned Australian architect Glenn Murcutt. Conceived of concrete, steel, toughened glass and black zinc cladding, it touches the land gently, perched between sandstone outcrops and Angophora gums. Functional, sustainable living in the trees close to the sea. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Land of the long white cloud

New Zealand ... a spectacularly beautiful land. Which raises the question, if you live in a stunning setting what do you do with your house design? Do you give up and live in a nondescript building because it is all too hard? Do you go at it all guns blazing hoping to beat those goddamn majestic mountains down to size, show 'em who is boss or do you do what architects Sumich Chaplin have achieved with this Central Otago home? Build a strong, sympathetic building that celebrates its surroundings yet sits solidly, and peacefully, on the site.

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Saturday
Aug052017

Working on a Saturday

Many years ago I worked weekends in an art gallery to help put myself through university. No one had to drag me kicking and screaming to work. I loved it. So I guess featuring this gallery design by lsl architects doesn't really fit my usual mantra for working on a Saturday but what the heck I love the black and white contrast and the strict aesthetic of the space.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

Deliciously neutral

This deliciously neutral California home, part historic farmhouse, part airy contemporary interior is like the finest vanilla ice cream. Not bland and boring but rich and well rounded, very tasty and oh so sweet. Best of all like all great ice cream it leaves you craving more and more. Brentwood Farmhouse by Ken Linsteadt Architects.