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Friday
Jun192015

The Water Factory

A 19th century industrial building in Melbourne's North Fitzroy has been converted and refurbished by Andrew Simpson Architects. Now  two side by side houses the spaces are contained with the heritage listed shell and play with the idea of houses within houses with private rooms that can be open plan or contained via sliding walls and windows and a series of skylights in the ceilings that channel light and fresh air into the internal spaces. A modern, flexible family home with connection to its historic past.

P.S. Doesn't every inner city warehouse need a red Mustang?

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Wednesday
Jun102015

Clapton Warehouse

A second warehouse today. A refurbishment of an existing space to open it up, adding drama through a folded steel staircase rising to a mezzanine level and large windows bathing it in natural light. The colour palette is restrained and references the building's industrial past. Clapton Warehouse by UK firm Sadie Snelson Architects.

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Wednesday
Jun102015

Carlton Warehouse

A house within a ruin is the premise for this new home in Carlton in inner city Melbourne. Rising from a decrepit warehouse shell, through a garden space climbing higher until, at the top, it reveals its living areas with expansive views, new spirals out of the old. The repetition of a circle is a recurring motif of the architects' recent work. Carlton Warehouse by Kennedy Nolan.

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Thursday
Jun042015

Stalking a cool dude, his partner, their child and their warehouse

Once upon a time there was a cool dude who had listed his warehouse apartment for sale. I stalked him as I am prone to do. Well I stalked his apartment here. Turns out cool dude has been very busy these past three years. He has bought a new place (horribly rundown but still with warehouse proportions), become part of a cool couple (not sure of the timing of this event but I won't let it get in the way of my story), there is even a cool couple's cool child and they all lived happily ever after in their very cool, restored, ginormous new inner city Sydney warehouse. At least, that is, until they find another rough diamond to renovate. Thanks for sharing your new home Steve!

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Thursday
May212015

Mancave

What lies at the heart of every home? The living space, the kitchen, the bedroom? A free form carbon-fibre shell? Nicknamed the Mancave by architects  Allen Jack + Cottier the pod contains the bedroom and bathroom in this inner-city Surry Hills warehouse. Part folly, part experimentation in fabrication and form it certainly gives new meaning to cocooning.

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