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Monday
Nov172014

M House

"Small but with delight, this project looks at how a modest alteration and addition can make a positive contribution to the way a family live."

The addition to a dark and cramped Northcote, Melbourne home by MAKE Architecture is a little like planting a garden. Let in the light and watch the family to grow.

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Thursday
Nov132014

Pretty Please

It's the OTT entrance to a nightclub but my head is spinning with the possibility of including something like this somewhere in my house. Pretty Please. No that's not me begging. That's the name of the Melbourne club designed by Travis Walton.

Thursday
Nov132014

Corrugated

A modern take on the Australian corrugated shed vernacular this interior alteration to an existing 3 bedroom 1919 house provides open plan living, dining and kitchen with study mezzanine above while sheilding the rear of the house from the prying eyes of the residents of the large block of apartments behind. Tamarama Semi-Detached by David Langston-Jones.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

An infill project in Toronto

I have always been intrigued by infill projects (especially over the past couple of years when I thought I was going to take on my own infill build). To see what an architect can come up with - does it blend with neighbouring homes, does it stick out like a sore thumb? And how does it make use of the typically small parcel of land it inhabits? In this case it is a much more modern residence than the surrounding 1920s homes, but it works. The exterior brick and the peaked rook mimics the homes on either side. And a simple yet brilliant idea to have a strip of different flooring material on the ground floor to give the impression of a corridor. Kudos to Drew Mandel Architects on this one. 

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Wednesday
Nov122014

Food for thought

Somewhere to feed the soul. Somewhere to feed the body. And somewhere to do both. What? Don't you read books and munch on a snack in the bath? This somewhere by Laurent Bourgois.