Entries in archways (3)


The Arch House

Aptly named the Arch House, Italian architecture firm A2BC has taken minimalism to a new level with the renovation of this Milan apartment. It was an operation of purification of the elements built over time that have marred the structure and the original historical characteristics of the space. This process has brought the soul of the place to light; twelve arches strung along the bearing structure that longitudinally divides the apartment in two creating three separate zones transversally: living, dining and kitchen, and bedrooms. Communication between the environments only occurs at the arched passageways. The project develops through the enhancement of these classical architectural elements that become the protagonists of the spatial scene. White as the dominant color and the concrete floor underline the intent to maintain a neutral approach in order to highlight the architecture of the space and its characteristic elements. I have a couple of archways in my home - and now I want MORE! Those concrete floors with all these cats would be awesome too. 

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Tom Ferguson Architecture & Design

Shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards in the interior decoration category is this Pearl Beach house by Tom Ferguson (TFAD). It's easy to see why. Extensive renovations to this 60s beach house have created a too cool, old school pad. Love the expanses of white juxtaposed with timber walls, the combination of mid century classics and beach shack hand me downs,  the walls of glass and of course that fireplace. Simplicity and style. The perfect combination.


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Nina wrote us recently with a request: "I am finally undertaking a major renovation of our house, and am updating it to be more interesting, modern, and functional. As part of this, I want to change the shape of our boring arch-ways between rooms (living and hallway, and kitchen and hallway). Do you have any pictures like that? My house is otherwise rectangular and boring, and I want to do some different for those pass throughs." Most people don't bother to spruce up something as simple as an archway - love that you're choosing to be creative with yours Nina! Here's some inspiration for you.

Apartment Therapy Bolig Magasinet
Homes & Gardens Elle Decor Italia
Jessica Helgerson Julien Oppenheim
Lee Ledbetter Jed Johnson

Jeffers Design Group
Thad Hayes Sköna Hem
Domino Domino
Inspace Locations PKSB