Polished concrete floors with exposed aggregate, rendered bathroom walls, raw brass, painted brick, breeze block, open plan living. These are a few of my favourite things. Oh I forgot to mention re-imagined retro houses, the swan-like transformation from tired blonde brick and boxy, dark rooms into stylish, light filled spaces perfect for beachside living. George Garrow House by Sydney-based Marika Järv Creative.
“Simply, tenfiftyfive exists to create intelligent and ‘real’ family homes that facilitate the greatest luxury of all – easy and highly enjoyable daily living.”
They forgot to say beautiful, light filled, stylish and fabulous but I guess that’s obvious.
I’ve always dreamed of warehouse living but this Surry Hills conversion by Josephine Hurley Architecture takes it to the next level. Those windows are to die for, the brick on fleek and the modern minimalism the perfect counterfoil to this historic industrial building.
Photography by Tom Ferguson
Let’s play a game. Close your eyes. Now imagine your perfect New York loft apartment. Open your eyes and voilà this is it isn’t it? Well it is for me. Great Jones by Union Studio.
Architecture, interior and design practice Studio David Thulstrup knows how to create beauty from something very raw and industrial, making this home a total urban dream. The renowned photographer Peter Krasilnikoff (who took these photos) commissioned us for his private residence in Copenhagen. Our inspiration evolved from worn-out warehouses and factories with their blackened steel and old bricks; a concept which was sparked by the desire to retain the three raw-brick walls of the old garage on site. The design is focused around a central mirror-clad atrium, which floods all three floors of the residence with natural light. The atrium is lush with specially selected grasses, plants and a feature tree which is visible from all floors – creating a central and bright oasis.