Entries in concrete (138)


Big Sky Land

Big view. Big mountains. Big fireplace. Big seats. Big Sky Land. Pearson Design Group.


Living in concrete

Most people think living in a concrete house would be cold and unwelcoming. I think that can be true depending on the climate. If it was a home with lots of glass nestled in the hills of Rio de Janeiro (as opposed to nestled within snow in the middle of a Canadian winter for example), like this home, I think it would be wonderful. This is home on weekends to designer Alessandra Clark, her husband Nuno Franco de Sousa (both of Mameluca Studio) and their daughter. With mountains and trees seen through all the windows, rustic wood furnishings, I think this is far from cold. Via Casa Vogue Brazil. Photos: Fran Parente.


Stalking straight lines and curves

I'm stalking curved concrete and cedar panelling in the Sydney suburb of Rozelle. A strikingly modern home with seamless flow from inside to out through opening walls of glass. Cool minimalist nestled in suburban greenery. Link here while it lasts.

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Working on a Saturday

As I say week after week, if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it's somewhere stylish. It doesn't get more stylish than La Porte Space's latest creative complex La Porte Deux with its event space, photographic studio, boutique short-term and long-term offices and a retail space in Sydney's Rosebery. Exquisite.

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Stalking an "almost" church conversion

Kim and I love a church conversion. We have shared so many over the years. This "conversion" in Melbourne's inner-city suburb of Collingwood is just a little bit different. It's a church juxtaposition, a "house/church symbiosis", a church and courtyard house Siamese twin configuration, a conversion without converting. The real estate listing calls it "Gothic Revival meets Neo-modernist design". Whatever you call it it's bloody brilliant. It's by Kister Architects and is the architects own home. Watch the video for some insight into the design and also for some great overhead shots that really make the geometry come alive. The price, like the conversion, is OTT (of course) but what else would you expect? Link here while it lasts.

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