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Wednesday
Jan152014

A Greenwich Village loft

Concrete. Neutral. Modern. Rustic. Minimal. Flawless. David Hotson.

Monday
Jan062014

Block

A tight budget may have dictated the use of simple, inexpensive building materials but architects Carter Williamson have taken the humble concrete block and created an elegant 2 storey house in Camperdown, Sydney that not only respects its Victorian era neighbours but provides a modern shell with character and sense of space and light that belies the hefty building block. 

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Saturday
Dec142013

Island retreat

If there is a heaven on earth then it must be in New Zealand. On a ridge above Matiatia Bay a series of concrete pavilions farewell the setting sun. Rough and monolithic meets soft and luxurious. Manmade meets the beauty of nature. Shelter meets spectacle. If this truly is a slice of paradise then I could sit in the sunken lounge for eternity and drink in the view. Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects and Penny Hay.

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Friday
Nov222013

da house

I recently stumbled upon the portfolio of Russian architect Igor Sirotov and was immediately taken with his designs. I can't tell if these are computer generated or just exteme photoshopped but I don't really care. This home is all about drama and open spaces and lots of concrete (a bit cold) and the coolest lounge pit in the living room (I may have a slight obsession with lounge pits). Many friends would be required to thoroughly enjoy this home, because it demands some serious partying. 

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Tuesday
Nov192013

It's a wrap

It's brutal yet at times soft. It's rough and luxe. It's concrete and steel, rubber and leather, rope, wool and velvet. It's industrial with a big city vibe yet zen like and eastern. It's in the Upper East Side of Manhattan or should I say was. It's from the mid 90s, designed by Pierce Allen. A slight tweak, new photos and we would never know. Good design stands the test of time.

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