Displaying posts labeled "Wood"

Stalking a family beach house

Posted on Tue, 5 Nov 2013 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking cool today. From its childlike “house” shape to its oak and concrete combo, this home at Barwon Heads, Victoria is colourful, fun and all about modern family living. Love the kitchen, the living dining room, the alfresco decks and who would not want their own skate ramp. Told you it was cool! Link here while it lasts.



Posted on Mon, 4 Nov 2013 by midcenturyjo

Like a UFO landed in an alpine village or a retro caravan stopped in its travels, perhaps a sculptural bird or even a chicken coop perched next to an old timbered farmhouse, Ufogel (UFO plus the German word for bird, Vogel) is a 45 m2 larch wood getaway in the village of Nußdorf in the East Tyrolean region of Austria. Look at the views. It would be like sitting, sipping wine and reaching out to touch heaven. I might not include you in this Monday escape. Hope you don’t mind. I’d like to share it with my blind husband. I want to describe every inch of that view.

Grey, black and white

Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2013 by KiM

This apartment is nothing fancy and isn’t too “out there”….it’s sort of JUST RIGHT. The colour scheme is right (grey $ white with black accents is always so good), the wood flooring and accent walls are gorgeous and add some warmth, the kitchen is picture perfect, and the subway tiles/stone keep things a bit more graphic than boring drywall. Yep, I could settle in quite nicely here. Again via The Village


Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2013 by midcenturyjo

A beach shack renovation by architectural studio Auhaus. The original humble cottage was remodelled adding texture and warmth to the casual living within and out. Cathedral ceilings increase the sense of space. A second sister cottage or guest pavilion is connected not only by a deck but by repeating the cladding and the childlike house shape. Native tea trees incorporated into the space provide a dramatic connection to the site. A wonderful compound for the family and friends that are a given with a beach home. Why live in a wonderful part of the world (Barwon Heads, Victoria) if you can’t share the seachange?


Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2013 by KiM

I thought I’d get a bit artsy fartsy with you all this afternoon and feature two really creative projects by Parisian architecture firm 37.2 (made up of Francesca Bonesio and Nicolas Guiraud). First up we’ve got “cook on the wild side”. This domestic installation is a portrait of our client Lise. Made of multiple oak pieces, it shows two distinctive sides of Lise’s personality. The corridor side is a very symmetrical, neat, precise and tidy structure that turns wild. The kitchen side is a very instinctive, light and chaotic design that seems more fragile. What a fun way to hide an ugly hood fan!

And this is a little ‘out there’ but the scenery is so beautiful and the structure has such an impact… Sloping House is a makeshift shelter that clings to the side of an extinct volcano in the Puy de Serveix, in France’s Massif Central. Built from recycled timber by the artists themselves, this sculptural one-person refuge, seems to erupt from the grassy slope, as if the structure’s wooden planks are being flung out of the earth only to reform into the neat lines of an archetypal hut. On entering, you will be forced to crouch, as in a boat descending a wave. You will have the feeling of literally plunging into a skyless landscape and it is only when you seat yourself down on the strange, angular recliner within that the sky will reappear and you will experience the unique sensation of this peculiar vantage point.