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Puzzle box apartment

38sqm. Yes 38sqm. This redesign of a one bedroom apartment in Potts Point is by Sydney architect Anthony Gill. This clever puzzle box of a space is home to a couple and their young child. A custom joinery spine runs the length of the apartment providing much needed storage while delineating individual spaces including a clever pull out bed which slips away under the raised child's bedroom floor when not in use. Clever, funky and fab. Tiny spaces rule! Photography by Peter Bennetts.

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FINNE Architects

Finely crafted details. A rich vernacular. Houses that sit firmly but still lightly in their surrounds. Buildings that cut a fine figure, figure of wood that is. It's Crafted Modernism with custom fittings and furniture. Genius loci, spirit of place, sustainable principles and a richness that speaks of forest and lake, stone and rain, sun, shadow and permanence. Seattle based FINNE Architects.



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Back in November I blogged the office of mode:lina, an architecture firm based in Poland. They emailed us recently with one of their latest projects - an apartment designed for guests visiting the Poznań International Fair. It's called the QUOTEL (combination of the words "quote" and "hotel"). This specific customer defines the nature of this apartment - at the crossroads of hotel features and relaxed homely atmosphere. The challenge was to use easily replaceable parts (here:IKEA) and create a space that definitely stands out among other similar offers on the market. Designers faithful to the principle of crossing-over, combined catalogue elements with custom-made ones to create an affordable and durable design giving the impression of tailored interior. I dig the modern minimalism with great use of Ikea products, colour that adds some life, and the phrases on the walls are a fun, cheap and at times cheeky form of artwork. (Oh, and those floors!!)

***Totally off topic: My parents, twin sister and I are having a garage sale tomorow out in Cumberland (parents' house - they have the longest driveway, from 8am-noonish) so you can stop at the Cumberland Market, pick up some fruits and veggies, then drive up the road about 100 feet and come check out our junk!!


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Porch house

I have a spectacular home to share with you all today. It's the creation of architecture firm Hufft Projects (they also have a custom fabrication studio called Make Studios) based in Kansas City, Missouri which only began 5 years ago. The firm sent along a bunch of photos along with some details: The clients desired a residence that referenced the traditional forms of farmhouses but also spoke to something distinctly modern. A hybrid building emerged and the Porch Housegreets visitors with its namesake - a large east and south facing ten foot cantilevering canopy that provides dramatic cover. I am always drawn to spaces and designs that are a mixture of styles, and this mix of traditional/country and modern is phenomenal and inspiring.

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Coates Design

Coates Design is an architecture firm based in Seattle that specializes in sustainable design. Their vision: is that buildings, when thoughtfully designed, will uplift the spirit, nourish the mind and contribute to the health of our bodies while respecting the environment in which they are placed. I would certainly be uplifted if any of the spaces below belonged to me. :) Matthew Coates and his crew are clearly lovers of wood, concrete, and W I N D O W S!!

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