Displaying posts labeled "Concrete"

A library at the end of the garden

Posted on Mon, 14 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

Dear Design Gods hear my prayer. I want a studio space at the end of my garden just like this one by London-based Turner Architects. A library, under a tree, at the end of the garden. Sigh. I have the tree in the garden. I just need these talented architects to complete my dream.

Photography by Adam Scott

A relaxed contemporary family home

Posted on Wed, 5 Jan 2022 by midcenturyjo

Contemporary French chic in this family home Biarritz-based L’Atelier Delphine Carrere. Think concrete cave with double height voids punching out the space while timber slats not only soften the sun and the hard materials but provide warming caramel tones. A play of positive and negative, man made and natural, inside and out.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 11 Dec 2021 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Ironside Construction Head Office by Brahman Perera.

A stellar garden in British Columbia

Posted on Mon, 22 Nov 2021 by midcenturyjo

“This home is equal parts Art as it is home. Every detail was thought through and features a high level of expertise and artistry … We focused on form and complementing textures. Structural evergreens and perennials fade into drifts of grasses that move with surrounding ocean winds. The feature trees echo this textural interest and form; peeling bark maple and white birch.”

In the drama of  life by the beach is this house the star and the garden just the supporting cast? I think we might have to make more room on the theatre marquee because there are two leading ladies in this production and things will only get better with time. Beach Drive by Victoria, Canada based Biophilia Design Collective.

I love the juxtaposition of rustic and  modern, of contemporary luxury and almost monastic stone walls. While preserving the old stone house’s character by repairing and maintaining the external walls, the interiors of this country house in Spain’s Galacia is light filled, sleek and modern … well almost. Cottage in Lugo by Ventura.

Photography by Peter Field Peck