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Tuesday
Jan282014

Brick Bay House

Planted firmly in the hillside and blurring the boundaries between inside and out the house sits on a country road on the way to the Snells Beach in the North Island of New Zealand.  Referencing farm shed and bach the building steps down over the site with walls that open to spectacular vistas of field and sea. Stylish and casual but with a simple elegance. Brick Bay House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects.

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Monday
Jan272014

A home by Klopf Architecture

The folks at Klopf Architecture sent over some of their projects and this one immediately caught my eye. This is a dream home for a collector or avid bookworm - the amount of shelving is amazing! (I'd have to hire someone to come and do the dusting though). Here's a bit of info on this fantastic, net-zero energy home: The owners de-constructed their existing house when they realized that any single-story design meeting their needs would completely eliminate their back yard. They directed Klopf Architecture to design a net-zero energy, two-level home to be a contemporary interpretation of Eichler in style yet keep their single story neighborhood happy. The site, a cul-de-sac lot which was the not large enough for a single-story home that would fit the needs of these owners who both work from home. They wanted this to be their “final” residence so Klopf needed to design a larger-than-normal home to suit their lifestyle needs. Instead of adding a second story (and annoying the neighbors) they opted for a partially-submerged lower level that Klopf designed furthest from a basement as possible (with a pulled-back floor plate, a light-filled “atrium” and a lower level light well). 

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Monday
Jan272014

In the heart of it

Flinders Lane Melbourne. You can't get any closer to the heart of city. Only 75 metres square this clever apartment is stylish and hip. Plywood is used for the fitout with a storage cube providing a now you see it now you don't parents' sleeping nook and the baby's room. Flinders Lane Apartment by Clare Cousins. Contemporary architecture, historic building, dynamic laneway. A perfect marriage. The icing on the cake? It's listed on airbnb.

  

  

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Thursday
Jan232014

Tribe Studio

Almost like cartoon construct, this Willoughby, Sydney home by Tribe Studio plays with bricks like a child with Lego. House of lofty spaces, house of light, open and bright. Not heavy. Not oppressive. Not dreadful chocolate brown hangover from the 70s. No. A celebration of adult size building blocks.

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Thursday
Jan232014

Mork Ulnes

This 19th century Victorian style house San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood was "remodelled" with the best of hippie intentions. Jump forward to the 21st century and architects Mork Ulnes have respected the building's past and added their own slightly scandi touches to this renovation of the top 2 floors . Beautiful light floods into the attic bedroom while the butcher-block stairway and bridge provide drama and a sense of transition from public to private space.

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