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Tuesday
Apr262016

Out the back

It's what Australian architects seem to do so well. The extension, the addition to an old house that opens the living areas up and out. House facades and streetscapes are maintained while out the back clever two storey additions fulfil family needs for modern living. Love the monochromatic palette of this home warmed by the rich wood accents. Contemporary, clean lined, sleek and stylish (although I'm a little worried that, at least here in Australia, the Flos Lighting Aim Lamps are in danger of going the way of Tom Dixon's Beat Lights and become ubiquitous). Elwood House by Melbourne-based Architecture and Interior Design practice Therefore Studio.

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Thursday
Apr212016

Frame House

When modern architecture and black comes together and produces something that dreams are made of. The Frame House Melbourne by Carr Design Group. Situated on a large block in Melbourne, the family home exposes little to the street. Behind the textured stucco wall a striking house is revealed within a lush secret garden. The rhythm of the colonnade and overall proportions evoke the elegance of Georgian architecture. Conversely the house is bold and contemporary with its robust steel frame supporting a finely detailed metal screen and zinc cladding.

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Thursday
Apr212016

A summer house in Norway

Summer is upon many of us and I think I just found the ideal summer house. Yes, I can imagine taking the summer off work and hanging out here basking in the sun, swimming in the lake and enjoying the jaw-dropping views. It is incredible how architecture firm Jensen & Skodvin incorporated the side of the mountain into the home. This home is a true architectural masterpiece. (Thank you Silje for the link!) 

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Thursday
Apr072016

Elysium

What's black and white and modern all over? (With some original architectural features here and there...) Elysium by Architect Prineas. Sharing their love for simplicity and the Flos Aim pendant. (Photos: Chris Warnes)

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Sunday
Apr032016

Sunday inspiration

I was poking around Marie Claire Maison yesterday and came across a few homes that really captured my attention so I thought I would share a couple of them. This Marrakech home has gorgeous features that are typical of Moroccan architecture but the owners have spiced things up with some mid-century modern furnishings. A quirky combination, and I love it. 

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