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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.

Wednesday
Nov122014

Manzara Ayvalik

Perfectly imperfect. Manzara Ayvalik by Istanbul architects Gabi Kern-Altındiş and Erdoğan Altındiş. Modern minimalism within a once crumbling historic shell in a village on the Aegean Sea. See. What did I say? Perfectly imperfect. Available to let as a holiday home it's my Wednesday daydream. I'm packing my swimsuit in my mind. More via Manzara Istanbul and Urlaubs Architektur.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

An island in a sea of grass

A renovation of a 70s Sydney home by architect Noek Witzand of noekdesign allows connection between the inside and out through a wall of sliding glass. Minimal style is warmed by wood and washed with white while seaside vegetation laps at the deck.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

Normandy House

"A space between modern style and old fashioned charm .... " The renovation of a half timbered building in Normandy by Charles Zana.

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