I’m not sure I can ever really get behind minimalism, but this converted warehouse in Sydney transformed into a concrete bunker of sorts is really quite beautiful. That curved ceiling and the 2 story impact of it is spectacular. It’s incredible that such a simple architectural detail could add so much interest. I also love how the curve is found throughout the loft (sofa, console, mirror, shower door). Brutalism with a cocooning impact. Designed by Matt Woods.
Camperdown Warehouse, a residential refit within a former car assembly plant by Sydney-based Archer Office. The original warehouse conversion in 1993 had 2 mezzanine bedrooms that cut off light to the apartment’s interior. The new design creates a flexible three-bedroom residence “using a series of movable partitions supported by a lightweight steel frame. Each of the spaces open towards the main volume, so that the flexibility in partitioning also delivers shared spaces that add a feeling of generosity throughout.”
Photography by Kasia Werstak
The perfection of putty … or cream, off-white, biscuit, buff, ecru, fawn, mushroom, oatmeal or sand. Call it what you will the colour palette of this beach house on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula creates a zen like oasis, the perfect getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. Retreat Residence M by CJH Studio.
Photography Ben Hosking
“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.
“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.