“Spotted Gum House is an alteration and addition to an existing interwar bungalow nestled amongst the mature, leafy green trees of Sydney’s North Shore neighbourhood of Artarmon. While respecting the suburban landscape and heritage conservation area we have restored the street-facing façade while exploring a hidden, modern sculptural annexe at the rear.
The three-bedroom home has been transformed into a blend of traditional and contemporary architecture. The design vernacular is courageous in its exploration of scale; Spotted Gum House now explores a tension between three distinct architectural languages; the existing front of the home, and the upstairs and downstairs of the new rear extension.”
Sensuous, sinuous and downright sexy. Spotted Gum by Alexander and Co.
The designer calls it an indulgent affaire in the heart of Clapton, East London. Bold, bespoke, dramatic it’s all in the details, a feast for the eyes but enveloping and cocooning. A London abode by Sella Concept.
“Set in the bush and beach hamlet of Bundeena, this house is a contextual response to the local vernacular of modest fisher-cottages. Its single-storey, timber-clad form wraps around a sunny central courtyard, enjoying a large north-facing garden. Conceived as a sustainable kit-home prototype, the design follows a strict mathematic logic in its construction. The sense of beachside calm belies the rigour and precision in the plan.”
Simple lines belie the considered design of this beach house with its seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living. Bundeena House by Tribe Studio.
Photography by Katherine Lu
This project was a total refurbishment of a rather neglected mansion flat on Chelsea Embankment for the new owners, a retired North American couple who wanted a comfortable base in London from which to explore Europe. We sought to make the flat feel as though nothing much had been done except a gentle refurb and some new furniture when in fact the apartment and all its its services and layout was completely overhauled to make a backdrop for the clients collection of ceramics and photography.
I love the old world vibe of this space. It’s elegantly casual and chic without being pretentious. Designed by Adam Bray. Photos: Oskar Proctor
“The pairing of Sella and British collage artist Natasha Briefel celebrates Natasha’s evocative and daring collage style against a backdrop of elegance and sophistication. The result is a perfect harmony of colour, postmodern design and character in the heart of Hackney.”
Striking collages and post-modern furniture. It’s a pairing made in heaven. Add some quirk and controversy and this collaboration between designer and artist packs a big punch in a tiny Hackney flat. The Artist’s Lair by Sella Concept.