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Thursday
Nov072013

An architect's home

I adore this home of architect Nicolas Schuybroek that he renovated. It was a slum dwelling and with a minimal budget we've been able to renovate it from the ground floor all the way up. We're standing in my office, which used to be a well-known gastronomic restaurant and back in the forties this space housed a butcher shop. The beautiful tiles on the wall remind us of that period. First, I was thinking of removing them because they aren't in good condition. But now I'm glad I didn’t. The same goes for other decorative elements in the house, such as the fireplace, the moldings, the wooden doors and floors and the staircase. We really wanted to preserve the volumes and charm of the building, although its charm is largely defined by the collection of furniture. The classic style mixed with midcentury iconic lighting and furniture and neutral colour palette really do it for me. I could absolutely live here. For more fabulous photos of Nicolas' home check out the very cool Coffeeklatch (featured with permission).

Thursday
Nov072013

Another day at the office

How cool are the offices of Penson, a London based firm of architects, interior designers and engineers! White, bright with just a touch of the bizarre. That's Regina Phalange, their mascot. Don't ask me why!

Wednesday
Nov062013

Refuge

refuge pronunciation:/ˈrɛfjuːdʒ/ - a place to hide, have privacy. Synonyms: sanctuary, asylum, retreat, shelter, haven, hideaway. Refuge in Flanders, Belgium by Wim Goes Architectuur.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Little details

Or should I say details for the little ones. A reading nook hideaway, a door within a door and a jigsaw puzzle cupboard with a special lockable drawer. Keep out! Special touches for special people. By Berlin based Karhard Architektur.

  

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Friday
Nov012013

The bike shop

Part design studio, part bike showroom this small warehouse conversion in Richmond, Melbourne by Auhaus brings whimsy and fun to the streetscape. The timber facade mimics the picket fences of the neighbouring houses and hints at city skylines. The Mondrian style window that replaces a roller door lets in light and frames the views in and out.

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