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Thursday
May182017

Behind closed doors

Clever idea! By Paris-based GCG Architectes.

Photos Adélaïde Klarwein

Tuesday
May162017

Moving House

My second minimalist white house for the day. Home as art with vaulted concrete ceilings and clad with aluminium slats referencing the gables of the neighbouring houses. Moving House by Melbourne-based Architects EAT.

Tuesday
May162017

Halo House

Modern family living in a white monolith. Sculptural, minimalist, tough yet beautiful.  Halo House by Melbourne-based Breathe Architecture.

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Saturday
May132017

Working on a Saturday

Week after week I chant my mantra. If you have to drag yourself into work on a Saturday it helps if it's somewhere stylish. (It also helps if it's the designer's own office space.) Studio 45 in Manly, Sydney is the home of Marston Architects. Two work zones connected by a plywood cube housing the kitchen, all contained within a heritage listed terrace house.

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Wednesday
May032017

Bilateral house by Audax

I am completely blown away by this project I stumbled upon by Toronto-based architecture firm Audax. The exterior is pretty and original to the 'hood and then the second you walk in the front door BOOM!!! Nothing that you could have imagined. I am especially smitten with the gorgeous bathrooms and that room in the roof peak. The homeowners of Bilateral House purchased a lot with a 116-year-old Period Revival home in a mature picturesque neighbourhood in Toronto. As avid collectors of contemporary art and vintage furniture, they wanted to build a modern gallery-inspired home with high ceilings to artfully display their collections. Responding to the homeowners’ vision and the City’s requirement to keep the front half of the original house, Audax sensitively restored and rebuilt the heritage façade, and designed a modern addition in the rear. However, the design solution ensured that both sides of the house could still relate to each other. To begin, Audax faithfully reconstructed the main façade with restored brick, new stucco and wood trim. Audax also rebuilt the roof to mirror the original design. Audax's interior design strategy followed suit with a design that both honoured the original character of the house and satisfied the homeowners’ affinity for a modern gallery aesthetic.

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