House of the Day

THAT House – outstanding idea of living in Australia.

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It’s been a really long time when I wrote a post on my blog. Some changes have occurred in my life, and another even bigger is just about to come. I am very excited about it! But I will share my project with you when everything is settled for good.

We are in summer! Thus, in today’s post I’d like to show you a beautiful house located in a faraway land, for most appearing as a paradise, namely in ‘always sunny’ (at least that’s what people say) Australia.

Lately, I am fascinated by Australian original, modern and full of light architecture! And housing projects are outstanding. Thanks to this project I am presenting today, I fell in love with Australian creativity and I decided to broaden my knowledge about their architecture. The house called THAT House has been designed by the office Austin Maynard Architects. This innovative project received the Residential Architecture Award, Victorian Architecture Award this year. And quite deservedly because the idea shows a real challenge.

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:: Interior of the Day :: Enviable houseboat floats in Copenhagen harbour

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I desperately need sun. Here, in Paris, every day is rainy and cloudy. Fortunately, the first day of spring is about to come in less than a month, I hope. In today’s post I want to share with you wonderful idea of living!

Houseboats have always fascinated me. It must be nice living on the water, having a beautiful view, rooms always soaked with daylight. A real dream! This houseboat has been completed by Danish boatbuilder Laust Nørgaard for his own family in Copenhagen harbour. I like its very modern and simple architecture, made by a dark-stained wood panels and floor-to-ceiling sliding slatted shutters in light wood providing more privacy and allowing to control daylight. The interior follows the architecture: very bright and contemporary. Classic beautiful Danish interior design. I love it! Light playwood walls with built-in shelves and the stove give the space warm and bright ambience. The house is furnished with well known modern classics like Eames chairs and Poul Kjærholm stools, along with contemporary pieces like a sofa by Hay and the freestanding kitchen cabinets unit by Danish company Vipp. Absolutely amazing! I wouldn’t mind owning a houseboat like this. 🙂

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Interesting house renovation in Montreal

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In today’s post I would like to present you an interior design created by a Montreal based office. My regular readers already know that few posts earlier I showed another interior design in Montreal, which you can find here. I like the Canadian style. I heard about today’s office, La SHED, from my Canadian friend Emilie, whom I had a chance to work with.

After I saw all their projects I didn’t know which one to show you. There is definitely more than one I liked. The office has developed a great expertise in renovation, conversion and construction of buildings of all kinds. Their designs are very functional and contemporary. The basis of projects designed by the studio are: openness, light, alignment and use of durable, affordable and classic materials.

The project located within Montreal villeray district, named ‘de gaspé house’ is a renovated single family home completed in march 2015. The office created a contemporary facade that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding buildings. They used a dark painted clay brick for the front facade, a galvanized corrugated steel coating on the first floor and a light wood on the ground floor for the facades towards the garden.

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