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Tuesday
Mar012016

Rolies + Dubois architecten

Rolies + Dubois architecten are based in Antwerp, Belgium and they make magic happen with their minimalist, modern designs. I am especially smitten with the loft in the first of this selection of photos. I would just add about 100 plants and my cat herd and call it home. And the pool house in the last few photos is simple, dark and all you really need. 

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Tuesday
Mar012016

Stalking 2

No you're not going crazy. This is not yesterday's post. Thanks to a reader's comment I'm stalking the concrete luxe house. It's for sale and that means there are loads more photos on the realtor's website as well as a floor plan to help figure it all out. Even though there has been some judicious styling for the shots I think I love the house even more because of the evidence of everyday life. A family lives here. Art is on the wall. Clothes hang in a wardrobe. New furniture has been added over time. Concrete House 1 by Auhaus Architecture for sale via hockingstuart. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Feb292016

Concrete luxe

Metal studded concrete, marble, the bling of polished brass. A touch of velvet, the caress of leather, the luxury of light. A contemporary home at Torquay on the surf coast of Victoria by Auhaus Architecture.

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Thursday
Feb182016

Concrete House

The Concrete House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is a stunning modern masterpiece that may be made of concrete but is far from cold and harsh (the cozy furnishings sure do help). Composed of 2 longitudinal zones located to north & south of an east west spine - living spaces to the north and sleeping/utility spaces to the south, Concrete House utilises vertical connections and void spaces to provide strong visual connections between levels. Formally simple, lofty and airy, the main spaces are reminiscent of mid century modernist material and compositional qualities (particularly Brazilian modernism). The client, a builder and specialist in masonry was keen to utilise a concrete and stone palette externally. These materials along with a generous utilisation of naturally finished timber became the determining elements of both the houses’ architecture and interior. These provide a series of haptic textures that effect a powerful contrast against the smooth and more polished nature of glass and steel. Photos: Derek Swalwell

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Wednesday
Feb102016

Breeze block at the Boro

Part concrete brutalism, part metallic industrial, part Scandinavian modern and topped up with a healthy dose of breeze block love. I'm crushing on the contemporary hotel style of the Boro New York on Long Island. It's a celebration of the simple "guts" of the building, elevating the cinder block from humble to hot.

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