Copenhagen-based Norwegian architect ‘s aesthetic is minimalist and contained with a sense of luxury in her materials like the marble that features prominently in her work. This townhouse in the water-bound neighbourhood of Holmen in Copenhagen sits within the historic grounds of the Royal Naval Base and Dockyards. The home is elegant in its restraint with a limited colour palette and a play between rough and smooth, old and new, pure and sensual.
Light reacting with the surfaces of this house just like light bouncing onto clouds, that was the concept behind this house in Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Openings facing east allow sunshine to pour in, while a courtyard at the centre of the two sections of the building increases the flow even more. With the downstairs dedicated to public spaces, including a double height living area, the upper level’s bedrooms, timber batterned for privacy, are accessed by a staircase and walkway beneath a glass skylight. There’s that word again … “light”. It’s what this fabulous contemporary home is all about. Cloud House, again by .
When it’s not all about work and family, commitments and never ending errands. When it’s all about you, your well being, your inner peace. Then it may be time to visit Willow Urban Retreat, a wholefood cafe, movement and meditation studio, day spa and detox facility by Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio .
A big thanks to interior designer for letting us know about this awesome modern industrial kitchen he renovated for a client in Montreal. It had to flow with the rest of the lofty open floor plan and kept sleek and minimal. The refrigerator was hidden, and huge sliding doors hide lots of storage for things like the microwave, cookbooks and a wine fridge. I really dig the detail of the sink with the faucet installed to the left instead of behind it. The butcher block countertop and section of the island add warmth. Gorgeous!!!
photos: Valérie de l’Etoile
While paying respect to the original Tudo- style house, this renovation takes a thoroughly modern approach. The result is a casual luxury, perfect for its beach side location. White, nude and grey tones reference the bleached coastal palette while materials evoke a warm and relaxed elegance. Green Gables at Mt Martha by Melbourne-based interior architecture practice .
Photography by Sharyn Cairns