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A modern church conversion

I found this "home" also by DOS Architects and had to blog it as church conversions are one of our specialities. The exterior is so beautiful, and the interior is quite a shocking contrast. I'm not a big fan of the pink and purple colour scheme but WOW - talk about an jaw-dropping open concept, modern home. I adore the flooring - I'm all about light, wide-plank hardwood. 

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Ravenscourt road house

I'm in awe of this stunning home in London that was recently renovated thanks to the talent of DOS ArchitectsOur client’s brief was to open up and extend the lower ground floor whilst also extending the second floor and modernising the whole of the house. Our intervention included the lowering of the lower ground floor whilst also allowing bigger openings towards the rear of the property and therefore increasing the natural light into the building throughout. The result is an integrated, utterly liveable home marked by clean, modern finishes which only complement the noble backdrop of this classic Victorian townhouse.

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Behind closed doors

A 27sqm studio apartment in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo. Small in size, modest, low in cost. Big in style, clever spatial solutions. Inner city living for the one person family. Growing in numbers and a growing need for good affordable design. The Studio by Nicholas Gurney, shortlisted for the 2013 Australian Interior Design Awards.

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Old and new

I've always wanted to buy a really old home that has cool architectural features and renovate it, leaving some of the "old" intact. That is just what marianne amodio architecture studio in Vancouver did here. A complete transformation of a seldom used ground floor from basement storage to master bedroom and living quarters, this renovation was realized with the principle of exposing the layers of history evident in the 1927 home. The contrast between old and new is proudly pronounced: Original red brick fireplaces are revealed, their chalk inscriptions from previous owners left behind; old fir beams find new life as stair treads, and vintage fir planks salvaged from the demolition become a crafted herringbone feature wall. The concrete floor is uncovered, contrasted by shiny new tiles. A spectacular cool blue wetroom and powder room adjoin a new master bedroom; the headboard is the vintage brick fireplace.


A different perspective

How cool is this house by German architecture firm Kraus Schönberg?! The lower level is open-concept and cut into the ground to create a sightline directly across the property so the views are all about the landscape. This is such a great idea if there are hieight restrictions that need to be respected. It allows the house to be lower than average but gives you an amazing amount of light even when partially underground. Simple yet so effective.