Rough and sleek, old and new, neutral and black. Walls softened by fabric and mezzanine of OSB. Even a false door. Big on style and small in square metres. 29sqm by Polish architects 3XA.
You’ve heard me lament before about working on a weekend. It’s still true that I’d be a lot happier if I could spend the day in a work place as stylish as this. The joy of joinery. Plywood pleasure. Shiver. Mil Constructions’ warehouse, workshop and office by Doherty Design Studio.
Mystical, magical, green. A house for its human occupants and a house for the trees. More importantly a house that gives to the city as well. The design for the award winning House for Trees in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam aims to address the overwhelming lack of vegetation in this urban centre as well as providing a connection to nature and a means to alleviate flash flooding from storm water run off. Each building is a giant planter box. Monolithic at ground level, ethereal above. By Vo Trong Nghia Architects.
I love the deep window recesses which mean wide ledges for perching. I love the holes above the radiator. I love the pull down screen/blind for lazy Sunday afternoon movie watching but most of all I love that this is a cool family home, full shelves and chalk wall scrawl and all. By Bratislava, Slovakia based architect JRKVC.
Beach side meets inner city edge in this apartment renovation by Megan Burns and Christopher Glanville of C+M Studio. A gentle curving wall defines the spaces and draws you from space to space. Clean lines, the play of warm against sleek surfaces, beautiful, modern furniture and art, light and shadow all work together to create a wonderful home by the sea in this Manly, Sydney home.