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Wednesday
Jul312013

Stalking shotgun, slats and synergy

Take a classic shotgun terrace in my favourite Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Extend and renovate with voids and stairs and slats and changing levels. Design and evolve and create something beautiful. Architect design, innovation and builder's own craftsmanship converge in a sensational synergy of style, form and function ... that last bit was the real estate agent blurb but I think he is spot on. An amazing home designed by Atelier Wagner Architects. Link here while it lasts. 


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Tuesday
Jul302013

PS Arkitektur

Monday
Jul292013

Where the sky meets the sea

The sea, the sky, the view. Luxury and lifestyle dreams, Kloof 151 by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES. Reach out and touch the sunset from this 3 storey home in Clifton, Cape Town. Clean lined, contemporary and with SAOTA's signature inside out living. Al fresco elegance where the sky meets the sea.

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Thursday
Jul252013

Clerkenwell Loft

I love homes with texture, particularly as part of the structure (concrete, brick etc.) and this central London loft apartment designed by Inside Out Architecture is a dream. The existing building has an intriguingly tactile industrial structure, with exposed concrete beams and columns throughout its interior. Work began by stripping the old apartment back to its basic shell and exposing the dramatic geometry of the concrete beams.  A number of spaces - including a TV room, 2 bedrooms, separate family and guest bathrooms, a utility room and an adaptable guest bedroom - were then “inserted” into this hollow shell. These inserts came in the form of numerous bespoke joinery pieces, designed with a light touch and simple smooth finishes  to contrast with, and hence emphasize, the strength of the textured concrete structure. Despite their simple expression, the joinery pieces house a wealth of concealed functions including fold out beds, integrated radiators, storage units, kitchen appliances, glazed screens, curtain recesses, sliding partitions and the entire family bathroom. In the living area a bespoke island kitchen was introduced to provide a focal point for activity within a large open plan space.  A suspended aluminium profile provided functional downlighting while simultaneously uplighting the concrete soffit to create a comfortable warm atmosphere. The lighting strips just mentioned are so brilliant in the space. (Photos by one of our favourite photographers Jim Stephenson)

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Thursday
Jul252013

Great bones

This post isn't so much about the interior design (because there isn't really any, besides some lovely chair porn happening in the main living space) but rather the architecture. And CUT architectures got it so very right. It's a 6th floor Parisian apartment that was renovated into a bright, modern space while maintaining the extraordinary details of the original space but get this...the random hexagonal tile section in the living room was formerly where the bathroom was. How cool that they kept that section of flooring there. 

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