Australian architect Andrew Maynard has designed the Vader House, located in Melbourne. The Vader House presents a series of contradictions which unify creating a new pulse for this Victorian terrace.
A large extension to the rear of the building holds dimensions only possible due to the high boundary walls, built in disregard of existing height regulations long before such rules were created, which permitted a non-standard height along the northern boundary. From here the roofline abruptly turns to follow the dictated set-back lines, resulting in a playful and telling interpretation of planning rules.
The design as a whole is both playful with a bold use of colour, outdoor pool and mezzanine level, yet practical offering sensible zoning of the living, bathing and working areas and a rational movement order within the space.
With double-height ceilings, exterior brick facades reclaimed as interior walls, a hard-edged staircase and large steel chimneys, the interior presents an industrial aesthetic but remains homely by careful use of lighting, compartmentalising of the zones and the social interpretation of the space – the living, cooking, working and playing zones all within audible and visual reach of one another.
Transparency of the double-height glass facade and glazed corridor leading to the main building and the double folding doors to the courtyard and pool connect the indoor and outdoor spaces creating a new outdoors centre to the property and uniting all three spaces as a whole.
House Refurbishment in Barcelona by ARCHITECTURE-G
The project comes from a young couple with two small children, so the house should match the changing needs of the family throughout their life. The project focuses on making the entire floor of the property with logical flow between the areas.
The Contemporary Maison du Boisé by Gestion René Desjardins
Montreal interior designers Gestion René Desjardins have completed the Maison du Boisé project. Completed in 2011, the luxury interior design property can be found in Canada.
According to the architects: “Once the clients had picked a wooded site, the brief was to create a contemporary Canadian house that would specifically address the children’s needs. From there, the mother was...
Los Angeles-based interior designers and architects Jamie Bush & Co have completed the Santa Monica project. Completed in 2001, the striking home can be found in Santa Monica, California, US.
The design concept of this luxury Santa Monica property is modern, warm, and open to nature. The landscaping is an important focus, with a rock garden, koi pond with waterfall, dry Zen garden, and...
An Autograph Among the Pine Trees by Studija Archispektras
The house is situated on the river shore. The envelope of the building is composed of glass and rusted steel planes which were mounted in vertical segments in order to have a metaphorical relation with growing pine trees on the site. Even though steel is quite refined and cold material, its bright ocher colour hues like wide planks cut from a fresh wood and gives a visual warmth to the...