Dekton Slim Natural CollectionDekton Natural Collection emulates the elegance and beauty of natural stone with a faithful reproduction of the veining formed by geological processes. Kelya offers a dark shade, presenting like black marble with soft veins. Opera is inspired by elegant Carrara marble, while Kovic is inspired by natural stone with veins in clear grey over a neutral background.
Dekton Slim Industrial CollectionDekton Industrial Collection is ideal for modern, contemporary and industrial-style settings. Inspired by classic concrete flooring, Kreta has a calm appearance with a uniform and restrained design and a background that smoothly blends dark and light grey. Sirius from the Dekton Solid Collection provides a strong, simple surface with a solid black, leather-like finish. With Cosentino looking to build out the Dekton Slim range of architectural surfaces and finishes to eventually include a variety of special edition colours, this doesn’t end here. Cosentino cosentino.com We think you might also like Artedomus' Brisbane showroom by The Stella Collective abc
The first consideration for the transformation of the property was to be respectful to the character of the original home. The pavilion is deliberately physically disconnected from the heritage cottage, with a covered external breezeway separating the two. “The extension utilised a deliberately different form however it borrows shapes, scale and materials from the original house,” says Terry. “While it does look quite new and different, it’s based on the forms and proportions of the existing house.” For example, the datum from the front verandah roof serves as a parapet line to the living level of the pavilion, while the verandah floor aligns with the kitchen louvres. The new Albert Villa embraces views of the area, ensuring a beautiful outlook to Mount Coot-tha to the west. It also contributes positively to the aesthetic of the street, working with the unusual three-street frontage of the site, while maximising living spaces in what is a small site. The scale of the home has been considered in relation to other taller buildings in the neighbourhood. Terry was conscious of ensuring Albert Villa doesn’t look too small in its location. And the new design literally stops people in the street, with impressed passersby sharing positive feedback with Terry and Charlie.
“The extension utilised a deliberately different form however it borrows shapes, scale and materials from the original house.”
One of Terry’s favourite features is the landscaped central courtyard; their own urban oasis was important. “It’s lush and green and gives the sense of a backyard, it's pretty special.” However it is arguably the varying shapes and spaces that make this project so unique and the home so liveable – from the angular modern forms of the pavilion to the original style of the front verandah, to the breezy outdoor connection between old and new buildings, and the fact that when you cook in the kitchen with the windows open, the homeowners feel as though they are outside enjoying a barbecue. bureau^proberts bureauproberts.com.au Photography by Alicia Taylor Dissection Information Interior design, Charlie McQuillan Engineered timber floor, Tongue and Groove Zinc roofing, VM Zinc Stone external walls, Eco Outdoor Artwork, Charlie Mcquillan Feature lighting, Beacon Lighting and Lucretia Lighting Bathroom basin, Roger Seller Fireplaces, Jetmaster We think you might also like Bardon House by bureau^proberts. abc
“The process of articulating an idea allows it to develop.”
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UPDATE: New dates for Salone del Mobile 13-18.03.2021Original article published 26.02.2020 It has been confirmed that the world’s largest annual furniture and design fair, which has been running for 58 years, Salone del Mobile postponed until June 16-21, a delay of approximately 2 months. Following an outbreak of more than 200 cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Lombardy region in Italy, of which Milan is the capital, the decision by festival organisers to postpone has been made with the full support of the mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala. Italy has the largest number of reported cases in Europe and seven deaths have been reported so far. In a video statement released overnight on twitter, Mayor Sala, who stood between Emanuele Orsini, President of Federlegno Arredo Eventi, and Claudio Luti, President of the Salone del Mobile, said: “I am calling on our colleagues in the furnishing sector and the Salone del Mobile to pull together to make sure Milan doesn’t grind to a halt. We need to work objectively to stop this virus spreading, but we must also take care not to spread the virus of distrust.” He went on to implore hoteliers not to spike accommodation prices during the new June dates and called on the Italian government to provide support. In addition to the tragic loss of life, Coronavirus has caused, 2,700 at the time of writing, the virus is set to severely impact the global economy in its aftermath. Watch the official statement here. Stay tuned as more unfolds...abc
Street trees protect the building’s patrons from prying eyes.Ironically, in its demand to be seen, the façade serves the dual function of ensuring things are not seen. There for much more than aesthetic impact, the perforated metal screens of the façade provide guests with privacy and sunshade during the day. “This dual-function approach is always a high priority for Wallasia, at once addressing design issues while maximising space,” says the architect. The awning suspended from the height of the first floor is another example of this in practice. Doubling as a reservoir for wastewater it contributes to the passive solar design of Oui J’aime Hotel while offering guests a tranquil pond view from the rooms above.
Likewise, the trees inset into apertures in the building’s façade and walls enhance the sense of space internally while bringing elements of biophilia into the design and maintaining guests’ privacy. Oui J’aime Hotel is the result of enlightened solutions and meticulous planning on behalf of Wallasia. In responding to spatial restrictions and unconventional site dimensions, every element of its multitasking design does more than meets the eye. Wallasia walllasia.com Photography by Spaceshift Studio We think you might also like Aman Kyoto by Kerry Hill Architects abc
Oui J’aime Hotel appears to be not much more than a slither of a building – but turn left at the corner and its monumental aspect will be revealed.
As a result, very little has been done to the exterior of the warehouse, with the bulk of the changes occurring internally. Fundamentally, the conversion seeks to retain all the industrial warehouse particularities, serving the client’s fundamental desire to live in a Redfern warehouse versus a Redfern house. From a planning perspective, Ian leveraged the gridded layout of the brick piers supporting the existing trussed roof-space to apportion bedrooms and associated spaces. The lower level houses the garage, an equine laboratory, a self-contained guest suite and a landscaped, internal courtyard – complete with lap pool(!). As a result, the main house occupies the entire upper level. The removal of a single bay of roof at the northern end has allowed for a terrace off the living area, while the bedrooms are located at the southern end, with the bathrooms, a tv/study room and the laundry situated on the western side of the building.
A re-orientation of the spaces to the internal courtyard was needed to ensure adequate, natural, cross ventilation.
Whilst the internal planning offered up minimal design challenges, bringing the building up to a habitable state required significant attention. “The clients had lived in the space for a year before I started work on the project and their major issues with it were that it was boiling hot in summer, freezing cold in winter and when it rained they could not hear anything due to the noise from the tin roof,” explains Ian. The roof required new heavy insulation and a re-orientation of the spaces to the internal courtyard was needed to ensure adequate, natural, cross ventilation. To this end, a series of glass louvred windows were added and the original double-hung timber windows around the perimeter were retained. In addition, ceiling fans and a hydronic radiator system were installed. Functionally and from a sustainability perspective, the house integrates a number of sustainability measures, all of which work cohesively to weather-proof the house. Hot water is supplied via evacuated tube solar heating on the eastern half of the roof, which also heats the pool. Solar panels on the western half of the roof provide power to the house, including an electric vehicle charging point in the garage. “Rainwater is collected from the roof and stored in a tank in the garage for garden irrigation, toilet flushing and topping up the pool, and all north and west facing glazing is shaded by adjustable external aluminium louvres and all glazing is high performance glass,” adds Ian. The large natural cork floor sheets (which include a grey solid colour pigment) are worth dwelling on, not only for their sleep concrete-like appearance, but inherent properties. They are soft underfoot, provide good acoustics (even when it rains), are cool in summer and warm in winter, and set the tone for the house’s restrained palette. “The clients did not want to include any overly precious materials and finishes, so no marble or timber veneer,” explains Ian, which also explains the exceptionally white finish palette and stark overall aesthetic. (The clients also requested no black finishes.) Hence, all new steel elements are coloured in a similar grey to the flooring which also distinguishes from the original brick walls and white roof trusses, leaving the large-scale furniture pieces as the only splashes of colour in this carefully curated, yet surprisingly practical family home. Ian Moore Architects ianmoorearchitects.com Photography by Rory Gardiner Dissection Information Walk Easy Smooth Profile cork sheet flooring from Comcork Extra Soft sofa by Living Divani Metallico dining table by Porro Hola dining chairs by Cassina Hi Pad bar stools by Capellini Passe Partout outdoor dining table by Magis Boffi Pipe tapware and towel hooks We think you might also like Hello Fitzroy by HOLA Projects abc
Very little has been done to the exterior of the warehouse, the bulk of the changes occurring internally.
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