Like a giant origami box or an exercise in geometry this remodel and extension of a Victorian house in Dublin by Noji«uses plywood as a primary and secondary structural material to replace an aged conservatory that acted as the main light source for the ground floor. The prefabricated plywood structure allows for a series of interconnecting triangular plains positioned to allow light deep into the plan as the sun moves through the day.» Love the intersecting lines and the tumble of triangles but the math involved in its design would have blown my mind.
I’m stalking the epitome of style and relaxed sophistication on the the shores of Sydney’s Pittwater in the suburb of Bayview. Black and white with accents of warm woods and the glint of metallics. Effortless transition between the beautiful interiors and the lush landscaped garden. Then there are the views and the fact that you have only to cross the road to feel the sand between your toes. Want. Seriously, seriously want. Link here while it lasts.
It’s a modern kitchen with a difference. There’s a hint of the traditional, a touch of Art Deco and a freshness of the future. The wall of storage behind sliding glass is particularly eye-catching. Unexpected and custom. What’s not to love? By Sydney-based Nina Maya Interiors.
When I first saw the portfolio of interior designer Beata Heuman there was this immediate resonance. The rooms spoke to me … or should that be sang to me. Like a siren. When you read the design firm’s philosophy you might just understand.
It’s a dream I’ve always harboured. An unpretentious beachside house, comfortable with an almost spartan beauty … almost. I would always have room for a found object or a time worn piece. A short walk to a wind swept beach. The sound of waves ever present like a heartbeat of a simple life. A home to be alone and a home to share with family and friends. A house a little something like this. The Grey House Camber via Light Locations.
Mirrors. They reflect light. They increase the sense of space in a room. They can mess with your mind … in a good way in the case of the «invisible» pillar in this top floor apartment in Plaça Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona. The renovation by Nook Architects uses «contemporary and warm finishes (to) highlight the original envelope, which is only altered to bring back a spirit more honest to the building’s tectonics and to allow it to evolve to today’s standard of comfort and living style.» In other words stylish modern living in an amazing old building in a great location. Perfect.
When the location is this amazing and the view is to die for, when the house is simple in its bones and that’s a good thing, when all you want is a place to gather and make wonderful family holiday memories then this might just be the house for you. The house is on the Costa Brava in Spain and the sympathetic restoration and renovation by Nook Architects allows the house to remain true to its traditional, mediterranean origins while providing a stylish, contemporary living space.
My second apartment today is just a suburb or two away in Waterloo. Co-incidentally (or not) it is also by SJB Architects. A smaller, more intimate space over two levels with a moody palette and beautiful stone floors. The fact that it is a short stroll to the fabulous dining and shopping of the Danks Street precinct makes it even more appealing. Link here while it lasts.
Today I’m stalking two apartments in Sydney. The first, in the suburb of Alexandria, is in an award-winning block designed by SJB Architects. Quite honestly I want to move right in but only if they throw the furniture and art in as well 😉 Love the detail in the countertop and splashback in the kitchen, love how there is a cupboard for everything and how the master bedroom opens right up to the terrace. Now I just have to find the $1.6 million. Link here while it lasts.