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    Beans Café & Roastery by Figureground Architecture // Melbourne.

    21st July

    Amongst over 400 entrants Figureground Architecture has been awarded the 2014 Hospitality Design Award and the 2014 Best of State Commercial Design Award for transforming a concrete shell warehouse in Fitzroy into a busy café and roastery. Inspired by the intimacy of Melbourne laneways, the design took advantage of the high ceilings to create a long narrow ‘dining hall’ experience. Economic materials such as operable black painted pallets and corrugated polycarbonate define the space and create a playful sense of habitation. The language of operable panels is also used in the external seating area which can be completely open during the day or securely closed down after business hours.



    PC Garden House in Japan by Kengo Kuma.

    15th July

    Who feels like a cool drink of water? I felt like I’d had one after looking at Mitsumasa Fujitsuka’s photos of this beautiful Kengo Kuma house. It’s a littler, newer, Katsura. Spare Japanese perfection, just enough brush strokes to render a completely captivating scene. Something about the way the deep eaves and deeper running-board of the house penetrate the garden gives the impression that the rooms inside and the space outside is in perfect coalescence.



    A.Baker by DesignOffice // New Acton, Canberra.

    29th April

    Nestled in the quaint surrounds of hip roofed pavilions in Canberra’s New Acton precinct, stepping into A.Baker feels as if you’ve plunged into another world. The new restaurant, bakery and bar designed by DesignOffice, is a dark and raw beauty and a lively urban addition to the precinct. I was lucky enough to fill my belly with orriechiette there, whilst visiting Canberra.



    FvF Apartment by Vitra and Freunde von Freunden // Berlin.

    11th April

    The FvF Apartment in Mulackstrasse, Berlin is a monster cool collaborative project between interview magazine Freunde von Freunden and Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. The apartment has been re-built and designed in a way that allows us to consider how “a creative, mobile and digitally-oriented generation lives”.



    Floating Light Suspended Inside a Painted Metal Basket by Martin Azua.

    22nd January

    Light Container by Spanish designer Martín Azúa is a floating light suspended inside a painted metal basket. “Light is immaterial, but at the same time lamps are also objects. In this case we treat light as something with weight and volume,” says Azúa.



    Two Circles Chair by Kebei Li.

    14th January

    Two Circles Chair by Kebei Li is an “aesthetic study of the contrast between a line and a surface”. Using only rectilinear and circular elements, Li created a highly rational, logical, and mathematical geometry. The designer chose a deep shade of navy to further “flatten” the appearance of the chair, giving the object an almost two-dimentional quality.




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