This Deliciously Curvalicious West Melbourne loft apartment by Adrian Amore is a knockout – that staircase, the articulation of light, the sinuous forms and fluid spaces… Everything about this project literally brought us to our knees. Emphasised by a monochrome white on white palette, the twisting, bending walls take centre-stage. Initially a much more square and conventional space, the interior took on a dynamic tone when the steel truss that cut through the space was removed. With much more room to play with, Mr Amore embraced the opportunity to create something more curvy and flexible.
Hiroshima based UID Architects studio was founded in 2003 by Keisuke Maeda. Clearly an advocate of designing in section and 3D, every project pushes the boundaries of solid and void, inside and outside, public and private. I think this is what happens when architecture and landscape architecture make babies…
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…
Let’s just clear something up from the outset – in case the title of this post made you think we are going to discuss Beyonce’s post-baby body, you’re in the wrong place. This post has nothing to do with her curvaceous hips and mama-jugs, although it is loaded with (design) sex appeal in equal measures. So it’s entirely up to you if you want to hang around.
I am a self confessed straight line lover. I love their logic, crisp and clean nature, their safety and almost predictability. I sit and draw for hours, rationalise the crap out of every space and surface, align and straighten until I cannot make things any straighter. Most of the time. But then there are times when straight lines just don’t feel right…