We’re huge fans of conversions here at DTI and this one is….majestic being the first word that comes to mind. That staircase!!! Believed to have built in the early 1900s, this former brewery cooperage on a tight site in Central London had already been in residential use since the 1990s. By stripping back to the buildings fabric and preserving its original features it was possible to bring a new understanding to its potential. The existing basement was extended laterally to create a large open-plan family living area over which rises a triple height atrium – a space around which much of the accommodation is structured and through which passes a dramatic feature staircase. The vertical extension rises from the top of the building and is occupied by bedrooms and a generous roof terrace with far-reaching roof-top views. To distinguish this extension from the original brick structure a system of patinated bronze cladding panels and glass has been used. By Chris Dyson Architects. (Photos: Peter Landers)
Nothing beats a backdrop of an industrial loft. Add in some vibrant colours, patterns, textures, and vintage furnishings and you have an eclectic and sophisticated space. This gem is located in a building in Madrid built in 1935 and was transformed by architect Peyo Basurto of Ping Pong Estudio, interior designer María Ruiz-Mateos and stylist Mercedes Díaz de Rábago. It is TO DIE FOR. Via Nuevo Estilo. (Photos: Pablo Sarabia)
I wanted to share a couple of new projects by super creative Polish architecture firm mode: lina. I love how it’s completely obvious that these guys just like to have fun and think people should enjoy their environment, even if it is where you work. This first workspace is that of Brain Embassy – a co-working and creative space in Warsaw. Wow the energy of this space is amazing! Great colours and industrial vibe and lots of versatile spaces to grow that business into something totally awesome. Note the play on “synapses” throughout.
This next project is the new mode: lina offices located in a modernized townhouse in the trendy and fast developing Poznań neighbourhood. With a minimalist and monochromatic palette, this just goes to show how cool this team is. This is all they need.
I’m in my favourite Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy and I’m stalking one of my favourite house types, the warehouse conversion. Plenty of light, plenty of art, library on the landing and just a hop, skip and jump to all the inner-city cool that is Fitzroy. What more could I want? Oh maybe the estimated $1 800 000 to $2 000 000 to buy it. Link here while it lasts.
I love this really fun, mid-century modern home designed by Regan Baker. Second home, stylish brewery owners, decided to hire Regan Baker Design to transform their beloved Duboce Park home into an organic modern oasis reflecting their modern aesthetic and sustainable, green conscience lifestyle. From hops to floors, we worked extensively with our design savvy clients to provide a new footprint for their kitchen, dining and living room area, redesigned three bathrooms, reconfigured and designed the master suite, and replaced an existing spiral staircase with a new modern, steel staircase.
Photos: Sarah Hebenstreit / Modern Kids Co.
(check out my last feature on Regan’s work here)