Displaying posts labeled "Stairs"

The staircase

Posted on Wed, 28 May 2014 by midcenturyjo

Returning from Brazil in the late 19th century Portuguese migrants brought not only new wealth but architectural influences from their adopted country. Who would have known that a chi chi alpine chalet design would have been popular in Brazil at the time? Fast forward to the 21st century and the”Chalé das Três Esquinas” (Three Cusps Chalet) in Braga, Portugal was in desperate need of repair. Tiago do Vale Arquitectos have breathed new life into the crumbling building with a lightness, a transparency that is defined by the sinuous original staircase that rises through the newly opened spaces. A modern work and live space in a reborn historic building.


Posted on Thu, 22 May 2014 by midcenturyjo

Beautiful and inspiring. The perfect spot to put pen to paper and create even more beautiful and inspiring spaces. From the portfolio of architect Virginia Kerridge.

Apartment as sculpture

Posted on Thu, 27 Mar 2014 by midcenturyjo

When is an apartment more than shelter, more than home? When it is art. The sculptural form of this loft apartment in West Melbourne by Adrian Amore Architects blurs the line between habitation and installation. Curvaceous and twisting, the staircase leads to first the sleeping level then rises to the rooftop terrace.

(P.S. You may recognise the space from my real estate stalking here.)

Mork Ulnes

Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2014 by midcenturyjo

This 19th century Victorian style house San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood was “remodelled” with the best of hippie intentions. Jump forward to the 21st century and architects Mork Ulnes have respected the building’s past and added their own slightly scandi touches to this renovation of the top 2 floors. Beautiful light floods into the attic bedroom while the butcher-block stairway and bridge provide drama and a sense of transition from public to private space.


Dana Gallagher again

Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2013 by midcenturyjo

I love Dana Gallagher‘s work. This talented photographer weaves dreams with light and shadow. Her shots are luminous and her passion for interiors (and food and lifestyle and beauty) shines brightly too. It’s not the first time I’ve lost myself in her portfolio. I keep going back to search for my favourites. The last image is one of them. Simple, understated elegance for this holiday season. Beautiful idea, beautiful photograph. Images via her rep’s site.