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Saturday
Jun272015

Working on a Saturday

As I always say ... if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend while everyone else is having fun then it should be somewhere stylish and inspiring. I could almost give up sitting in a cafe with my friends if I could sit in the company cafe with my colleagues. CIP Flinders Lane offices in Melbourne by EMKC.

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Friday
Jun262015

Dalston House

This is my kind of house - modern mixed with traditional architecture. It is the best of both worlds. By HÛT ArchitectureThe brief was to create a family house that was minimal but not minimalist, with sleek spaces that still had personality. HÛT addressed the brief by creating a home that preserved the character of the existing building and merged this with exciting modern design. The major architectural addition came in the form of two slick black boxes to the rear of the property. These structures enclose a new staircase that leads down to large open-plan basement level, an area that forms the social heart of the property. (Photos: Matt Chisnall)

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Friday
Jun262015

Bridging Boyd

Jolson's renovation and reinterpretation of Robin Boyd's 1954 Richardson House is a triumph. The original house was literally built as a bridge to resolve site difficulties by spanning a dry creek bed that ran through the lot. The Melbourne-based studio's additions address the iconic shape, extrapolating Boyd's exploration of geometry with circles and tangents. The new glances the old, meets, embraces, pulls away all the time celebrating the interplay of house and landscape.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Robinson + Grisaru Architecture PC

Can I PLEASE have a little pond with an overhanging deck? PLEASE?! I am a bit distracted by these fist 2 photos because this setup is something I swear I have dreamt about my entire life. Maybe one day. Brooklyn based Robinson + Grisaru Architecture PC are my new heroes for coming up with this little oasis above, and all of these other fantastic spaces. Some spectacular kitchens of theirs are coming up so stay tuned. 

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Tuesday
Jun232015

A bathing shed

Or should that be a bathroom pod? A timber clad cube containing ensuite and wardrobe sits within the bedroom of this heritage listed terrace house. New design distinct from old shell. By Melbourne-based nic Owen architects.