A touch of modern industrial in the rural Spanish town of Fonolleres is what I am sharing today. Because that combo sounds ideal and after devouring these photos it looks ideal too. Concrete floors, white washed pine (?), black steel beams and windows, some really gorgeous subway tiles and a pool has rendered me smitten. Interior design: Espacio en Blanco Architect: Borrell Jover
Another project by Espacio en Blanco here
Wow do I ever love this house! It has just enough unusual features to fascinate me and has me imagining how I would decorate it. Also, check out the bathroom!!! How fun to use vintage fixtures in typical retro colours against a black wall. LOVE THAT!! Currently for sale via The Modern House. Here are some details: This remarkably conceived four-bedroom house, designed by award-winning designer Jonathan Tuckey, is arranged around a central courtyard on a secluded plot just behind Lordship Lane in East Dulwich. The materials utilised throughout draw from the robust character of the adjacent brick buildings and the raw qualities of the ‘yard’ site. While concrete blocks are prominently combined with a timber-and-steel superstructure frame, the house’s defining element is certainly the courtyard facade, lined in translucent polycarbonate Rodeca panels. The courtyard forms the primary space around which the life of the house revolves. Tuckey envisioned this area as a kind of outdoor room to which all the main interior spaces are connected. North-facing workshops are placed nearest to the street entrance, with the bedroom wing opposite. The two wings are connected by a double-height living and dining central section. The courtyard is expressed as a formal, ordered space which gives the house a dignified character and enables the creation of a proper ‘front’ to the building by placing the main entrance centrally within this space. The stairs to the first floor arrive above this entrance, with the porch roof acting as a balcony, giving views through the courtyard to the gardens below.
Exposed brick and rustic beams. Layer upon layer of history revealed. Within the stripped shell of an old building in Valencia, Spain is an elegant yet minimalist modern apartment by London-based Roberto Di Donato Architecture. A perfect marriage of old and new, refined and rustic.
Photography by João Morgado
A heritage frontage and a public lane to the side, the desire for modern living with privacy and light. Courtyards and high windows, concrete blocks and polished floors warmed by banks of rich timber storage. Sleek and stylish urban living. Highbury Grove by Ritz&Ghougassian.
Photography by Tom Blachford
I’m almost at a loss for words. This home in Wentworth-Nord, Québec designed by Montréal architect Alain Carle is so incredibly beautiful from the outside in. Most of the wood and stone throughout the house are reclaimed and are what really make this home special. Alongside the concrete floors, plaster walls and crittall windows, it is a winning combination. Bonus points for the dark stained wood adding in some moody drama. This is everything I love. (Photos: James Brittain)