Displaying posts from April, 2013

Water from stone

Posted on Fri, 19 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

I have always loved the idea of a dry stream bed winding its way through a garden. I plan one in my own future backyard jungle. One just like this stone creek by b.e architecture. Love the movement, the “water” ripples conjured up by clever stone placement. A lot of work in the laying but definitely worth it.

Maria and Santiago are architects from Buenos Aires, Argentina who wanted to share their apartment with our readers. Judging by the stacks of speakers they are clearly music (or maybe movie) buffs, and they appreciate classic mid-century furniture. Some large, graphic artwork (ie. Warhol) could really step this up a notch. 

Mole Architects

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2013 by KiM

Mole Architects is a British firm established by Meredith Bowles, and their portfolio knocked my socks off. Their homes are magical, and have made me rethink all the images in my head of what I want for my next house. Yes please to a bedroom tucked under a massively curved roof! And I LOVE the sunken window with the protruding frame in the second last photo. 

Fox Johnston

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

A small inner city block with existing worker’s cottage. How to increase the living areas on such a small footprint? By wrapping the extension around the house and borrowing space from both the inside and outside “rooms”, maximising volume and light. A beautiful palette of natural finishes, simple and textural. Clever use of space for an inner city family. The Balmain House by Fox Johnston.

Louise Nettleton Architects

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

Like an insect with wings poised to lift off. A metal grasshopper coiled for action. Foxground House by Louise Nettleton Architects sits lightly on the site with a roof line that promises flight. Corrugated steel is the material of choice referencing the Australian history of the corrugated iron shed in the bush. Indoor and outdoor meet seamlessly in this stylish contemporary home.