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Friday
Jan092015

Nice niche

Perhaps I should rename this post "down the hatch". Love the redesign of this home in the small town of Vedbaek in Rudersdal, Denmark by Danish design dynamos NORM.Architects.

P.S. The glass hatch reveals a hundred year old wine cellar below.

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Thursday
Jan082015

Apartment for a writer

It's called an apartment for a writer. Perhaps an apartment for an observer. For someone who reflects on their surrounds. Holds a mirror to the world and records, writes. Or perhaps is vain? Cares about looks and style. No that would be more likely if the mirror lined the desk space. Either way I'm smitten by this clever storage by Auckland based Cheshire Architects.

Thursday
Jan082015

A country house

Italian design firm zanon architetti associati have breathed new life into this old Treviso country villa. The ground floor as become one large room while glass windows on the box like extension reflect the garden blurring the edges between inside and out. Vines grow up over the terracotta hued house and corten steel weathers to match the render. New and renewal, modern and traditional.

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Wednesday
Jan072015

A Brooklyn townhouse project 

Nandini Bagchee is a New York architect who is working on her own awesome project - the renovation of a 2800 sq ft Brooklyn townhouse. OMG what great bones this place has! Exposed brick, such beautiful woods, lots of light. Even as a work in progress she's a looker. A three story townhouse on a quiet tree lined block in Brooklyn was converted into a parlor floor apartment and a triplex. Within the shell of the existing brick building, we re-worked the interior spaces to let light enter more dramatically and to create a strong sense of movement along the axis of an existing oak stair. The second floor walls were removed to float an open kitchen with adjacent living and dining areas. The upper and lower floors function to house the more secluded activities of sleeping and study. This house is a private project where the arsenal of salvaged doors, hardware, fixtures and other materials that we have collected through our years as dumpster divers, finally found their place. Participating in the physical building process allowed us to work more incrementally, realizing that the art of renovation is just as much about subtraction as it is about addition. The pine floors and white walls, common to a lot of modest Brooklyn apartments provide a canvas of the everyday upon which the more “designed” moves are inscribed.

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Wednesday
Jan072015

Hole in the wall

Can't get by without it and there is nowhere better to feed my addiction than a hip hole in the wall. Coffee and a dose of cool. Nice Day, a 7 sqm down a laneway in Auckland's CBD by Material Creative.

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