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Entries in concrete (47)

Saturday
Aug232014

Working on a Saturday

I may not enjoy spending my weekends working but I am thoroughly enjoying bringing you this working on a Saturday series. After all who wouldn't want to go to work when it looked this good? The Blackwood Street Bunker, an unloved 70s office building in North Melbourne given a new lease on life by Clare Cousins Architects.

  

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Thursday
Jul172014

Nobbs Radford Architects

New against old. Blocks of concrete and narrow recessed glass. Outward and in and the relationship between the two. Open plan extension to a Victorian era house where the new contrasts against the old. Internal walls of concrete are warmed by wood. It's a restrained palette of concrete, black aluminium, stainless steel and oak. Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects.

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Monday
Jul142014

Stalking ferro-cement organic

I never thought I would catch myself typing the words ferro-cement organic. Being of a certain age I have vague memories of chicken wire and concrete disasters lurking in under house games rooms or pseudo hippy hang outs. The type of weekend DIY that seemed like a good idea at the time until the sheer scope of the job overwhelmed the home owner. I blame it on Antoni Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright and Antti Lovag. The Hollander House, built in the late 60s early 70s by architect David Hollander, is no weekend hodge podge. Now recognised as a icon of Australian organic architecture its current interior designer owner has listed the house for sale with Modern House.  Part Fred Flintstone, part scifi, all retrolicious you can read more of its history and design here. (Real estate listing also here while it lasts.)

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Monday
Jun232014

Altereco encore

Good design, plain and simple. Time for an encore appearance by Melbourne based builder designers Altereco. This Barwon Heads house is open plan with crisp, modern lines, a restrained colour palette and materials. Simple yes. Stylish definitely.

Photography by Tara Pearce.

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Monday
Jun022014

OOOOX

A colour palette of black, white and grey. Slick, hard surfaces. Think concrete and metal warmed sparingly with wood. Too stark? Too cold? Or just right for your minimalist style? My favourites? the bathrooms especially the white one and the box shelving in the living area. Modern interiors by Prague based OOOOX Architects.

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