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Monday
Nov242014

Sitting in the window

I love a window seat. Especially when it is on the fringe of a kitchen like this. Lean back. Relax. She's making you a coffee I'm sure. By Preston Lane Architects.

Monday
Nov242014

Up on the roof

Perched on the roof of an Edwardian era building are 15 new apartments, 231 Smith Street, Fitzroy by developer Neometro in collaboration with MA Architects and Grant Amon Architects. While old meets new on the exterior inside while patel hues are wed with wood. Light, bright, contemporary style in small space living.

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Friday
Nov212014

An extensively renovated terrace home in Sydney

This beauty is what you get when you give a heritage home in Darlinghurst, Sydney over to a talented architecture firm like Nettleton Architects and ask for it to be sustainable and efficient. The result is organic and subtly graphic. Gorgeous. 

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Old and new

Respectfully reinventing an exterior. In keeping with the theme of my previous post, Toronto's Drew Mandel Architects did a wonderful job here. 

Tuesday
Nov182014

HOUSE House

Always intrigued by how architects join an existing structure with a new addition, this one is a new favourite. Andrew Maynard Architects took neighbouring terrace homes (owned by two generations of the same family) and extended both at the rear, stacking the structure 3 levels high. Not trying to blend the old with the new, these brilliant architects separated them with a clear gap using glass infills. The new form is clad entirely with cedar, which is beautiful juxtaposed with the brick of the original homes. And the outline of the house in black is so damn cute. 

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