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Wednesday
Feb222012

The church's work

Another church conversion to add to our comprehensive "what to do with an old church or what not to do" list. This reuse of church space as office space can be found in Brisbane. ( I can't believe I didn't think of it earlier. I used to drive past it all the time.) Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church built in 1885 and redesigned (or is that adaptively re-used) by Base Architecture.

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Saturday
Feb182012

Stalking on a Saturday

South Yarra, Melbourne. One townhouse, one apartment. Both by Melbourne architectural and development firm Neometro. Strong sense of place and space. Rugged, almost industrial use with concrete juxtaposed with understated luxury. It's about buildings wearing in not wearing out. Real estate stalking on a Saturday. Links here and here while they last.

Update: The interiors are by Kerry Phelan Design Office and photography by the incomparable Derek Swalwell.

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Friday
Feb172012

Off the wall

The end of the week and the beginning of a photographer crush on Craig Wall. Super shots. Bolts of bright colour, clever composition, an artist's eye. Hello! You wooed me with photos as pretty as the flowers on the other side of your lens and then had me with your bright light wonders. Spring in my step now I've seen these.

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Friday
Feb172012

An uncomplicated style

Simple, clean and never over styled. Are you finding that the more and more you are exposed to highly styled magazine photos and perfect high end design that you crave something a little less full on, a bit more uncomplicated? Like a breath of fresh air after all the stuffiness. Something a little messy not primped and preened into perfection. Something like the portfolio of stylist Leesa O'Reilly. I know I am.

Wednesday
Feb152012

House in the trees

I dipped into the portfolio of architects Jackson Clement Burrows again and found a tree house. Rather a house in the trees. Perched above the Great Ocean Road in Victoria with its face turned bravely to the Bass Strait this house harks back to the fibro beach shack of years gone by. The colour choices blend the box like structure into the surrounding bush. Oh the view! I'm daydreaming of catching rays on the cantilever deck or just sitting and watching the waves roll in.

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