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Wednesday
Jul042012

Secrest Architecture

Steve of Tuscon's Secrest Architecture heard about our blog from his nephew who's a follower of our wee blog and provided us some photos and details of one his projects. I love the mid-century vibe and indoor/outdoor blending together.  

The Silvertree residence is a study in how a small, dated, closed in and inwardly focused residence can be revived into an inspiring modern space that interacts with the outdoors. The wonderful climate of the Sonoran desert, and the opportunity for indoor-outdoor living, was ignored in the previous floor plan of this vaguely Mediterranean 1970s home. A new multi-functional space, and a remodeled kitchen and dining room, all revolve around a new three-sided fireplace. These new spaces allow the rest of the existing house to be connected with the exterior. The garage was relocated, creating better access in and out of the garage and allowing the rest of the rear of the house to open to the exterior. The new garage acts as a showplace for the owners beloved restored 1970 Citroen DS. A pantry was added between living areas and the new garage creating a transitional space and extra storage for the new kitchen. Mullion less butt-jointed glazing was used on the north facade to strengthen the connectivity with the outdoors and provide unfettered views. Large retractable screens concealed in the ceiling provide privacy and solar control when needed.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Reader's home - Kathleen's mid-century home in Belgium

I've got a reader's home to share with you today, thanks to Kathleen: I am a painter and interior design student from Leuven, Belgium and I love all vintage and retro things. I am a big fan of the Brussels flee markets and thrift stores and furnished almost all my house with it. I live for 15 years in my house now - a 1930's midterraced, 2 storey house in the university town of Leuven. My painting and windows are on: kathleenmineetalage.weebly.com. I'm a big fan of mid-century decor, and Kathleen's home has lots of cool vintage MCM pieces such as a Bertoia chair, West German pottery, teak Danish chairs and OMG fab leather sofa! 

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Friday
Jun082012

Midcentury dream

My posts today seem to be about the view. Life would be very pleasant poolside in this Albert Frey home in Palm Springs. Fabulous photography by Jason Madara. Now where's my drink? I'll have another one please.

Tuesday
Jun052012

Madara, Neutra and a midcentury house

An amazing set of images by an amazing photographer of an amazing house by an amazing architect. What more can I say but amazing. A Richard Neutra home in LA captured through the lens of photographer Jason Madara.

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Wednesday
May022012

Mauricio Arruda

Maurício Arruda is a Brazilian architect/designer whose funky, retro apartment was featured here last year. I stumbled upon his website recently and this apartment caught my eye. (The project is from a collective called WHYDESIGN, whose members are Mauricio Arruda, Guto Requena and Tatiana Sakurai). LOVE the gray wall colour. LOVE the forest mural (I have one too!). LOVE the Pierre Paulin Little Tulip chairs. LOVE the rosewood cabinetry. LOVE the graphic wallpapers. LOVE the built-in workspace. Photos by Marcelo Magnani.

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