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Entries in wood (77)

Monday
Apr212014

Still stalking

It's Easter Monday. I'm stuffed full of chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. What's a girl to do on a long weekend? Snooze? You lose. I stalk. South Melbourne, a little terrace house with modern extension. I'm always amazed at how much house they can cram in behind those single storey facades. Link here while it lasts. Back to normal programming tomorrow I promise. In the meantime I need another Easter egg and maybe a cup of tea to wash it down.

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Monday
Apr072014

Cabanas no Rio

Perched on the tidal waters of Comporta south of Lisbon, Portugal are two small cabins. Crafted from recycled timber they reference the local fishermen's huts. The first cabin contains a bedroom and bathroom. The second a living space with basic kitchen. Simple and beautiful, romantic and at one with the wetlands. Cabanas no Rio by architect Manuel Aires Mateus. In my dreams I am there already.

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Thursday
Apr032014

Maxa Design

A Melbourne family home undergoes a make over by Maxa Design and not only is it funky and fresh but the design team have adhered to eco friendly building principles. Prize winning, stylish, family friendly, affordable and sustainable. A great combination.

 

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Altereco

This extension to an old weatherboard home in Northcote, Melbourne is good design, plain and simple. The repetitive use of timber boxes gives a clean lined and contemporary feel while the retention of heritage features does not detract from this modern family home. Light filled, open, blending old and new. Who would know what is hiding behind the old facade? Stompbox by Melbourne based building designers Altereco

Photography by Tara Pearce.

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Wednesday
Mar262014

Shadow play

Light and shadow, solid and pierced, concrete and timber, private and public, inside and out. Family home, coastal home, another home by Wolveridge Architects. Eltham South, Blairgowrie in Victoria and, yes, also shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2014.

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