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Thursday
May152014

Foam Street House

"Foam Street House features the adaptive reuse and transformation of a cold, dark and inefficient 1915 Edwardian house into a warm and light filled family home that has direct connections to the outside."

Old red brick plays against concrete blocks and timber while the hero of the space, the slick new black brick, provides the punch. Light floods in through full height glass and steel windows and doors, opening the new addition to the garden. Deceptively simple, modern lines big on style and impact. By Melbourne based architectural firm Preston Lane. 

Photography by Derek Swalwell.

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Wednesday
May142014

Spine

Timber joinery like a spine down the back of a gut renovation of this Paddington, Sydney terrace house. Providing storage and screening, room definition and warm wooden tones to the stark white shell.  Design by Bennett and Trimble. Photography by Peter Bennetts.

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Tuesday
May132014

Outdoor fireplace

The autumn days are warm in my part of the world. A chill nips at bare arms only as the sun starts to move low in the west. Perfect weather for an outdoor fireplace. You can linger in the late afternoon air, not wanting to go in, for the day to end, for doors to be closed and night time rituals of dinner and kids' baths to begin. Moore House by Neil Architecture.

Tuesday
May132014

Phooey

The Cubo House, additions to a heritage listed double storey building by Melbourne architecture firm Phooey. Why Cubo? "The project applies the surrealist technique of “Cubomania” to catalogue, re-use & re-invent the demolished building materials." The stand out feature of the new space? The staircase which spirals up and down through three levels topped by a creative re-use chandelier.

Photography by Peter Bennetts.

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Monday
May122014

Garage

An unexceptional old garage with an amazing view. What to do? Take it apart, re-use its components (along with a few more), build a structure that celebrates the vista, the moments and the memories. Layers of family history. Old materials, new life. Garage by Seattle based Graypants.

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