design folio

Casa Bahia Azul by Felipe Assadi

Franky March - Monday, August 24, 2015

Blending in with the rocky landscape near the coastal city of Los Vilos in Chile, this concrete home is designed by Chilean architect Felipe Assadi. Following the sloping gradient, the structures cuboid shape is made mostly from concrete giving it a slick, minimalist and robust aesthetic. The front facade is characterised by its unique rectangular openings encouraging sunlight to flow throughout the home. The interior is refined and contemporary, with a adjacent painters studio on the same plot with modern furnishings and a breezy outlook to the sea. 

 Via Design Boom

Clapton Warehouse by Sadie Snelson Architects

Jocelyn Muir - Monday, August 17, 2015

Bristish architecture firm, Sadie Snelson Architects refurbished an existing warehouse conversion. The result is a stylish home with ample living and working spaces.  to give the home a a warehouse into a home. A new mezzanine floor was added with a steel balustrade and folded steel staircase. The firm designed a concrete kitchen that the client cast themselves. Crittal style windows were added, offering a sense of drama and allowing natural light to flow through the spaces whilst still maintaining privacy. A carefully edited palette that references the building's industrial nature has been used to retain an elegant aesthetic throughout.

CD Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

Franky March - Friday, August 14, 2015

This contemporary Belgium pool house exudes the perfect balance between proportion, materials and space. Functional use and quality of living are always at the forefront of Belgian architect Marc Merckx's designs, using light to enhance his minimal, modern aesthetic to luxury status. The black timber facade marries with the natural surrounds, with the reflection of the water in the pool mirroring the symmetry of the structure, an attractive repetition.

Via Yellowtrace

Concrete House by Matt Gibson

Jocelyn Muir - Monday, July 06, 2015

Matt Gibson Architecture referenced Brazilian Modernism when designing Concrete House located in Melbourne. The family home, owned by a commercial builder specialising in masonry, comprises a pair of horizontally lying blocks made of concrete, stone and wood that have been placed side by side. The Glazed doors provide a seamless indoor outdoor flow between the living room and the garden and tennis court. 

Key pieces of featured furniture to note are the Diamond Bertoia Chairs by Knoll in the outdoor entertaining area (Knoll is available locally at Studio Italia), the coat stand and pot plant by Tom Dixon (Tom Dixon is available locally at ECC), the Hive coffee table by B&B Italia (B&B Italia is available locally at Matisse), the Fortuny lamp featured in the living room by Mariano Fortuny for Pallucco (Pallucco is available locally at Studio Italia), the Agnes Chandelier by Lindsey Adelman for Roll & Hill (Roll & Hill is available locally at ECC), the Biknit Chaise Longue by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso and the coffee table by Moroso (Moroso is available locally at Matisse).

Via Dezeen.

Quinta da Baroneza by Candida Tabet Architecture

Jocelyn Muir - Thursday, July 02, 2015

Brazilian architecture firm Candida Tabet Architecture have used an aesthetically pleasing wooden lattice to protect a home in Brazil from the sun but not interrupt its views. The wooden lattice - made of industrially cultivated, laminated and processed Eucalyptus Grandis wood - wraps around the outside facade of all of the North facing spaces.

The lights featured in the dining room are Sweet 95 designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni. Also by Gervasoni is the sofa featured in the living room. Gervasoni is available locally at ECC.

Via Contemporist.

Concrete Courtyard House by 3ARCH Mexico

Franky March - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Designed to feel as a environmental den, this concrete home in Mexico city is located on a steep rock face flaunting minimal concrete accents reflecting the natural landscape and surroundings. With the occupant voicing his extreme connection with nature, the structure was designed to reflect that, with its staircase descending around a courtyard and where the outer space never ends and the interior never begins. With a goal to create a space for isolation, reflection and rest, the minimal design stays true to the pure natural environment, employing a series of design responses, including a tree, a cliff, a stonewall and a canyon. 

Via Yellowtrace 

Malvern East Residence by Pleysier Perkins Architects

Franky March - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A seemingly classic Edwardian villa from the front, this residence is a prime example of fusing the old with the new. The extensive contemporary extension, includes a double garage, study, guest retreat, a spacious open living space and master bedroom, basing their design on uniting strong textural contrasts such as zinc, concrete blockwork, marble and bluestone with white interior and timber floors. The aesthetic is clean and attractive, offering generous zen spaces and modernised living. 

Via Contemporist 

Harbour Front-Row Seat house by Luigi Rosselli

Anna Coe - Monday, May 25, 2015

Situated in Sydney's Woollahra, this waterfront property by Australian firm Luigi Rosselli is a complete renovation on what was an existing three storey house - one of the reasons why the owners chose the firm, as many others proposed a clean slate solution. The brief was to include plenty of flat wall space and corner nooks to display the owner's prominent art collection as well as creating a contemporary urbane and elegant residence. The piece de resistance is the seven metre tall Lindsey Adelman chandelier that dominates the stairwell.

Invermay House by Maloney Architects

Franky March - Monday, May 11, 2015

Located in a rural area outside of Ballarat Australia, this home was designed for a family of six, with the dining and living on ground level to enable access straight out to the picturesque terrain surrounding the property. The rectilinear form is orientated north taking full advantage of the sunlight, and its minimal design mimics nature featuring a monolithic concrete wall with a board mark finish tying in the the prevailing raw wooden aesthetic throughout the house. 

Via Contemporist 

Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett

Franky March - Monday, May 04, 2015

Set within heritage rainforest surrounds, this North Queensland home is a product of talented architect and builder Jesse Bennett, with the desire to live simply and create joyful areas that would enrich and inspire his family. The design focused on embracing the plush surroundings by using minimalistic materials, predominantly glass and concrete, making the outside environment feel very much apart of the home. The structure is enhanced with timber detailing adding warmth and replicating the natural environment that encompasses the property.

Via Yellowtrace