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Monday
Mar272017

Slot House

I love the verticality of this modern extension to a Georgian terrace house. Renovations in the 1980s had left the floorplan confused and ceilings lowered. By inserting a glass infill between the narrow back wing of the house and the neighbour's wall the ground floor now has a soaring double height ceiling while a master suite is reached by an open tread staircase. Slot house by London-based architectural firm Studio Octopi.

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Thursday
Mar232017

Clock House

A sad and sorry 1960s mid-terrace building in Finsbury Park, London has had new life breathed into it by architectural studio Archmongers. By knocking through the internal walls and creating a glass and timber extension the ground floor layout is more connected and so much brighter. I love the use of glass bricks, terrazzo, tiles, rubber and plywood, even the quirky "brain-coloured" tile and clock on the facade. Tired and dated is now energetic and creative.

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Monday
Mar062017

Stalking in Melbourne 1

It never ceases to amaze me that a small Victorian era cottage can be hiding a large, modern extension just behind its cute, historic facade. There's even a pool and a separate studio. I'm stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Williamstown. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Feb092017

Black & white modern extension

It's what Australian architects seem to do best ... the modern extension to an older home. Open plan, family friendly, perfect for entertaining and that blurring of the boundary between inside and out. Just like this fabulous black and white design from Sydney-based Hancock Architects.

Tuesday
Jan242017

Modern extension by Heartly

Heartly designed and monitored the transformation of this dilapidated cottage into a much loved and admired family home. Careful consideration of flow and use of space was paramount to the success of this project on a small inner suburban Melbourne block.

It's what Australian architects and interior designers do so well. Take a small, older home with confused layout. Design a modern extension to create the much sort after open-plan, family living yet, importantly, retain the presence of the original home within the streetscape. And may I just say "Hello bike room!"

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