Corten architecture with colourful interiors in Melbourne

This dual occupancy townhouse in inner Melbourne was designed by Neil Architecture for two young families. The urban oasis is enjoyed behind high masonry boundary walls, with the structure featuring striking rusted Corten cladding to the upper storey.

 

This home has a warm and moody masculine vibe, featuring smart casual furnishings and some wonderful pops of colour throughout, including a striking combination of purple, green and red features throughout...

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A prefab home extension in Melbourne that's simply prefabulous!

Being a big fan of pre-fab homes, I was excited to come across the work of Melbourne firm Archiblox, who specialise in beautiful, affordable and sustainable pre-fabricated homes that are modular in design and architecturally inspired. Designed in their Richmond Studio and pre-fabricated in their Wonthaggi facility, Archiblox designs can be designed, built and delivered within in 12 - 28 weeks (Australia wide)...

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Shiplap timber and rammed earth beauty

This striking timber-clad design features a clever combination of some our favourite materials - rammed earth, concrete and and the extensive use of timber to soften and enhance both the interiors and the exteriors. Neil Architecture rose admirably to the challenge of squeezing two dwellings onto the small parcel of land, while still maintaining an attractive frontage from the street. A rammed earth wall visually anchors the two dwellings into the landscape, with the preservation of some original landscape features helping to maintain a lovely, natural appearance from the street that was in keeping with the character of the neighbourhood...

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Rustic minimalism for Canadian treehouse

The rustic simplicity of this home in the Canadian city of Quebec has been artfully created by architect Christopher Simmonds. Featuring a combination of reclaimed timber cladding contrasted against fresh white walls to the exterior, the palate continues through the interior with rustic timber floorboards, timber ceilings and white walls and surfaces. The palate serves as a perfect backdrop for the pops colour served up by the ever changing landscape of trees and mountains visible in every room through full length windows...

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Venice Beach bungalow among the trees

This striking home was designed for a couple by architectural designer Sebastian Mariscal with an emphasis on retaining the existing trees and a seamless connection between indoors and out. There were several mature trees on the site which Sebastian insisted be kept despite the challenge of building around some of them. The way he dealt with that was to give every room in the house a corresponding outdoor space, integrated with nature...

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Warmth and soul for Melbourne landscape design

This amazing outdoor space created by Cos Design was born from the owners desire to make the exterior the hero of the whole project. Owners Emma and Andre are thrilled with the result, saying they felt "an instant connection with Steve Taylor from COS, and in his ability to articulate our ideas, feelings and general vibe into a coherent design.". With children approaching the teenage years, they wanted a space that encouraged the children to spend time at home with their friends, "...

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Simple & modest beach shack on the stunning Gippsland Lakes

This "beach shack" created by Neil Architecture was designed to not only capitalise on the stunning natural surroundings of the Gippsland Lakes, but also to celebrate the simplicity and modesty of the Australian beachside lifestyle. Using a compact floor plan merging the existing shack and a new addition, the new dwelling features large panoramic windows with uninterrupted views of the lake.

 

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Light, white architectural delight in Oslo

Today we're heading to Oslo in Norway where London-based studio Haptic Architects were asked to design a bright and spacious apartment in the upper levels of a nineteenth-century apartment block. The focal point of the apartment is the amazing floating staircase that connects the two levels of the apartment. The modular, white powder coated stairs are suspend from almost nowhere and connect seamlessly to a low entertainment unit...

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Funky Melbourne laneway architecture with electic interiors

The owners of this funky lane way house in Melbourne certainly thought outside the square when securing somewhere to build their dream home. The home was designed by Architected, who said that the innovative design stemmed from the owners returning from an extended stint working overseas to find themselves priced out of the inner city market. "The answer was to purchase the backyard of a house in Northcote in inner north Melbourne...

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Itty bitty prefab

This itty bitty pre-fab home combines the sustainable features of a small home with off-site construction. Designed by Minimod as an 'innovative, intelligent and sustainable alternative for a dwelling" plenty of flexibility is available in the form of multiple configurations, customisation and choice of finishes.

 

Made from a steel frame the MINIMOD can be taken whole to site by truck or disassembled into smaller pieces and re-assembled on site...

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