Displaying posts labeled "Modern"

David Mikhail Architects update

Posted on Thu, 1 Nov 2012 by KiM

David Mikhail Architects created one of my favourite bathrooms I’ve blogged, and I thought I’d show you some of their latest projects. This London firm is all about MASSIVE windows, and the juxtaposition of old and new. Combine those 2 elements and what do you get? Some pretty awesome homes. 

Villa Extramuros

Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 by midcenturyjo

Just outside Arraiolos in Portugal sits a contemporary building that rises from its grassy base like a minimalist monolith. Inside the high white walls is a welcoming patio and within a wonderful small hotel filled with 50s furniture with a Parisian twist. Want to run away and play in Portugal with me? Fine food, fine hosts, fine house. Very cool in more ways than one. Villa Extramuros.

ix design

Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2012 by KiM

ix design is an interior design and architecture firm based in New York that I recently came across while doing some creative googling. Directors Gary Spanier and Michael Wood only have a couple of residential proejcts under their belt but both are really well executed. A perfect blend of modern and contemporary where the resulting vibe is classy without being pretentious, and completely liveable with impeccable attention to detail. This project is a West Village loft located within a structure built in 1931 as a truck garage then converted to condominiums in 1983, the apartment’s immediate design challenges included an awkward geometry, limited natural light and outdated décor. In response to the owner’s desire for an inviting, warm retreat, a natural walnut was used throughout to anchor and reinforce the unity of the space. Juxtaposed against a bright architectural envelope, h, engaging fabrics and contemporary lighting infuse a dash of luxury while classic modern furniture pieces provide functionality and a simple sophistication.



Stalking behind the high grey fence

Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2012 by midcenturyjo

What’s behind the fence? Give me a leg up. I need to see. I am such a stalker, a real estate gawker. Concrete, timber, marble, glass. hard planes softened by kilims and kanthas, carpets and cane. A modern family home that wants to be minimalist but I see the owners want just a few more layers. Real estate stalking in Caulfield, Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

Like a rock

Posted on Mon, 29 Oct 2012 by midcenturyjo

Solid as a rock. Anchored to the dunes. Protection against wind and spray, sun and seasons. A stylish shelter from the elements. More from Martín Gómez Arquitectos. Stone and concrete, timber and glass. An imposing facade hides an intimate family home. Punta del Este in Uruguay must be a beautiful place to live.