Tag: Clare Cousins
Oh we do love a bit of design awards action here at Yellowtrace HQ, don’t we? How could we not – design awards are the celebration of good design and passionate people who make it all happen, which is pretty much what we try to do around here every single day. It goes without saying that the Houses Awards shortlist which was announced last week once again piqued our interest.
If there’s one thing Australian architects are really bloody good at, it would have to be The House. Houses Awards recently announced their 2013 shortlist for 125 residential projects across the eight categories. So many fantastic projects by amazing local architects, beautifully captured by our talented photographers. Australia’s got (some serious) talent! Here are just a few of my favourite projects…
Who says you’re not allowed to touch curves until you’re middle aged? This person obviously hasn’t met Clare Cousins. Either that or Clare Cousins has really good genes. This deliciously curvaceous brick house she designed for her own family is stunning both inside and out. A rounded motif is repeated throughout, beginning with the grand gesture of the undulating upper level and revealing itself again in the interior detailing, such as the rounded brick nib walls. There’s control in the use of curved geometry and it never risks being gimmicky…