Displaying posts labeled "Minimalist"

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 11 Jan 2020 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Lifestyle concept store Zoobibi by The Stella Collective.


An unusual house in Amsterdam

Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2019 by midcenturyjo

Framework’s Canal house is characterised by an unexpected imperfection. That aesthetic runs through the entire house, with playful and creative spaces that provoke, making you look twice. With an outside truthful to its 19th-Century heritage and an inside that refuses to conform to traditional symmetry, the house sparks people to feel comfortable and -at the same time- to also look around and ask questions.”

Quirky luxury with a touch of wabi sabi in a historic Canal house in Amsterdam? Beauty that makes you think.

Photography by Kasia Gatkowska

What do you get when you refurbish an apartment with great historic bones but the client wants modern minimalism? Why a stunning home with a contemporary edge and fabulous features from the past. I love the exposed brick walls juxtaposed with sleek industrial finishes and that wedding cake Art Noveau cornice contrasting with the simple plank walls. What do you think of the two part kitchen? By Madrid-based architectural and development studio Abaton with interiors by Batavia.

Photography by Belén Imaz

A juicy design

Posted on Thu, 28 Nov 2019 by midcenturyjo

I love it when a staid and proper terrace is all party house out the back. Fabulous extension to this Paddington, Sydney home by Juicy Design.

On the edge

Posted on Thu, 28 Nov 2019 by midcenturyjo

Steel, timber and glass  float on the edge, hovering above the trees. Outside it appears to be a simple pavilion but step to the side on you see its two storeys sit on a monolithic concrete base. The simplicity of line and materials continues inside with a distinct Scandinavian feel. Not surprising as it is a private summer house high above Torsbyfjärden outside Stockholm. Aspvik by Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter.