Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Reimagining the Portuguese Farmhouse

Sara Antunes and Mário Ferreira of Lisbon's SAMF designed the Casa dos Caseiros, a caretakers residence in a vineyard region of Portugal. The design draws strongly from traditional farmhouse vernacular, but definitely pulls and stretches at our expectations. Iconic forms of white and tera cotta are emboldened by large swaths of blue woodwork, creating a recognizable but compelling space. For more, visit dezeen. Photos by José Campos.














Monday, October 13, 2014

A Melbourne Cottage, Reborn

This suburban Melbourne home was a product of the homeowners' creative mission and the helpful guidance of architectural firm Hecker Guthrie. The 1960s cottage required a good amount of love and attention to bring it to its current condition, but the result is well worth it. Light wood flooring replaced stained carpets; and five coats of white paint veiled the once dark stained wood. See the original profile of the project at Urbis. Photos by Armelle Habib















Monday, October 6, 2014

Maat

For those of us who prefer white paint, open floor space, and no-nonsense furnishings, the work of Belgium's Maat is just the ticket. Designed by architects Stefaan Platteau and Carlo Seminck, the company's thoughtful, acute design language is as simple as it is appealing. Made from Oak or Walnut, the pieces draw attention to their fine-tuned proportion and quality craftsmanship.
Available in the US through NYC retailer Lapere. Visit Remodelista to read the original article.