ARCHITECTURE | INTERIORS
Project: Marks Caride Residence | Architects: I-Beam Architecture & Design | Location: Sydney, Australia| Compleated: 2011
The architects and owners worked together to develop a plan that would remain open while creating order amongst a variety of domestic and professional activities. A series of sliding walls each weighing over 500 lbs serve as alternating studio and exhibition walls that reveal or conceal different areas (studio, office and living room) according to the time of day and who is using the space.
My favorite part in this house is I-Beam architects who designed the stairs structure and Mondrian inspired openings based on LEGO® dimensions. The owners worked with Sean Kenney, one of two licensed LEGO Artists based in New York City, to create a flow of receding or intensifying color up and down the stairs. The final design is composed of an evolving series of additions made by the people who live, work and play in the space.
‘Because artists and architects both use lines to express ideas it was decided that different household functions would be delineated and their use defined by a solid walnut line that circumnavigates the loft to become shelving, stairs, door jambs, window sills, desks and countertops, thereby unifying the space while differentiating the various functions that take place there.’ I-Beam Architecture & Design
ARCHITECTURE | TRAVEL
Project: Nu Hotel | Architects: Nisi Magnoni Architects | Location: Milan, Italy| Compleated: 2012
‘Nu Hotel is the ideal solution for your business or leisure trip to Milan, located few minutes away from Linate airport and few steps from the Underground Station. Thirty eight different rooms, with every detail designed and created by hand, makes Nu Hotel a unique and sought after place as well as elegant and practical, with all the comfort and the indispensable services. From the five meters tall windows of the panoramic restaurant, located on the roof, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Milan where to taste dishes fromtraditional Italian cuisine.’ Nu Hotel
Folded paper can be transformed into amazing things, but never before have I seen such a breathtaking way to creatively use paper. German artist Simon Schubert uses the paper’s properties to transform it into an architecturally-inspired piece of art. Folding paper to shape creases that compose architecture can explain how inspiration works for some people. Instead of staring at the blank piece of paper, the artist created this fascinating set of “drawings” named Papierarbeiten (meaning “paper work” in German). The series displays different paper sheets folded in patterns to create interiors, staircases, facades or corridors. No pens or colors were used to create these inspirational works – they are simply the result of the artist’s skillful play with paper.
Via | FreshHome
Soft, soothing colors have been on my radar lately. I’ve been drawn to beautiful pastels, soft greys, and warm whites, which is weird but it is probably because of the winter season here, because I tend to be all about the bright oranges, pinks, and yellows. So imagine my delight when I came across French Connection’s new home collection, filled with beautiful neutrals, and I couldn’t help but zone in on the greys. Their color palette is really working for me I just wish it was on this side of the world.
Images: French Connection
ARCHITECTURE | INTERIORS
Project: Bankok House | Architects: MCK Architects | Location: Sydney, Australia| Compleated: 2010
‘A 1960’s house has been replaced and reflected by a contemporary version of itself, with a focus that now engages as much on the surrounding garden as it does the panoramic CBD view. The original plan and massing were adapted + literally ‘flipped’ with garden elements to create a more expansive connection from inside to out. Details, fixtures and fittings are sensitive to the original home.’ MCK Architects
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