“An exquisite refurbishment of a Brisbane apartment perched above the city skyline. Echoing Seidler’s sentiments within the architecture, form & function evolved through a play on curves, cantilevers, materiality & art as an integrated expression of ingenuity.”
The Harry Seidler building in Brisbane is iconic but the reimagining of this apartment high above the city is a perfect balance between bold new living and sympathetic referencing of Seidler’s design aesthetic. Avian Apartment by Alicia Holgar.
The temptation may have been to fall in with the crowd and turn the rundown A-frame in Palm Springs into another homage to mid century and Frank Sinatra cool. Instead interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel decided that gallons of white paint and a more boho Cali vibe was the way to go. A light filled and perfect family desert getaway.
“A calm, refined atmosphere that celebrates the clients’ personalities has been created through the blending of styles within the shell of the existing home. Considered simplicity with mid-century influences were the driving force behind the design. A luxurious and minimal interior has been created through layered materials and textures.”
Considered simplicity – it’s a beautiful design concept. One I would hope I could adopt. Lindfield House by Sydney-based Daniel Boddam.
It’s all about balance. A balance between crisp and modern and rustic and weathered. Rough versus smooth. A hint of scandi with a dose of Aussie. Light versus dark. Formally structured and sensuous and tactile. A fine balancing act indeed. Hunters Hill House by Handelsmann + Khaw.
Photography by Felix Forest
“An extension to a single fronted Victorian Terrace located within Melbourne’s inner-north. Storybook House is a study of inner city living, this project optimises the existing footprint to create a functional small family home with a series of multi-use spaces. The building is curated to frame views into a series of open garden spaces – including internal courtyards, a roof garden and borrowing the landscape from the adjacent park and outlook to Melbourne’s skyline.”
Add in sustainable design principles, clever storage solutions and reference to the local community in materials and shape the result is collaborative, innovative, and pragmatic yet playful design. Storybook House by Folk Architects.