I’m stalking cool today. From its childlike “house” shape to its oak and concrete combo, this home at Barwon Heads, Victoria is colourful, fun and all about modern family living. Love the kitchen, the living dining room, the alfresco decks and who would not want their own skate ramp. Told you it was cool! Link here while it lasts.
This home, located in Tel Aviv, Israel and designed by Axelrod Architects is all about concrete. It’s EVERYWHERE. A little too cold perhaps? I think so, but with some walls clad in wood and some wood flooring (I’d even welcome a bit of carpet) this is one sweet home. It may be cold and minimal but it’s got ALOT of windows to keep things bright and warm. I love the long narrow window above the kitchen countertop, and the different levels of the home keep things interesting (love the floor #’s on the walls in case you weren’t sure where you were).
I’ve got more “what I would do if I lived there” projects. This time by Rachcoff Vella Architecture. Their homes are modern, streamlined, bright and just pure class. All of the massive windows and the stunning wood floors and wood-clad walls used throughout are a dream.
Very little is revealed from the street. Hints are glimpsed along garden beds and walls. Once inside, the public areas of this Melbourne house open to a sunny courtyard blurring the boundary between in and out. A bluestone ledge runs around the room from courtyard to kitchen providing hearth, shelves and seating. Private areas look out to raised garden beds, screening and sheltering the spaces within. The Toorak House by AM Architecture.
A few posts ago there was much debate about a Soviet bunker conversion. Bad history vs. good design. Can new lives and loves erase the horror, the harm? The Nak is a reconverted horse knackery, partly reconstructed to become a private weekender in the bush near Trafalgar in Victoria, Australia. Wolveridge Architects have created a home that is beautiful and functional while sitting solidly in its bush setting like the agricultural/industrial building it once was. The death of horses has given way to new life, new use. Thoughts? Can good adaptive design rehabilitate not just the building but the building’s history?