It’s a feeling of expansive space that strikes you even though this Fire Island house is less than 150 square meters. Walls of glass blur the line between inside and out while allowing cross ventilation on a hot summer day. Double height living room and colour blocking provide drama in what essentially is a minimalist, neutral box. A summer getaway by Hirsch Corti Architecture.
The designer says “Looking directly out to Bondi Beach, this residence captures the very essence of Sydney’s beachside living. Filled with natural light, a palette of muted tones draws in the ocean without competing with the view.
The spaces have a luxurious easiness to them. Materials were selected based on their tactile qualities; kitchen benches are a crackled ceramic, the timber joinery has a raw feel and soft-coloured concrete floors are cool underfoot. The interior spaces flow into one another but thresholds are expressed with deep timber architraves. The result is a residence that captures the colour and easy spirit of Bondi Beach.”
I say the curves and spirals along with the hints of blush pink remind me of a sea shell and as it overlooks Bondi Beach I’m sure if you put your ear up against a wall you will hear the sea. Beach House by Richard Stanisich.
Urbanology Designs took a modern, rustic approach to this home in Dallas, Texas and it creates such a casual, warm, and earthy feel. There are so many wonderful textures you almost don’t notice how neutral the colour scheme is.
Positioned behind a historical facade this new extension by B.E architecture in Albert Park, Melbourne bridges the gap between a significant past and the future. Progress is a term that gets bandied around almost with a negative connotation but good design looks to what could be, what is waiting to be and takes the leap.