Melbourne based design practice Architects EAT were recently awarded Best Residential Interior at the Australian Interior Design Awards for this amazing loft conversion in a 125 year old former factory in Fitzroy, an inner city suburb of Melbourne. We love the soaring saw tooth ceiling as well as the fusion of respectfully preserved original features and the sleek new additions of steel, glass and timber, combining to create light filled open spaces as well as intimate zones on each level. The suspended foot bridge is an amazing addition connecting the mezzanine spaces. We love the soft grey kitchen and living space joinery paired beautifully with the marble finishes and the black steel framed glazing.
Fitzroy Loft is a warehouse conversion inside the 125-year-old MacRobertson chocolate factory in Fitzroy, Victoria. The project is about bringing light and air deep into the home, while maintaining the integrity and context of its historical significance. Three internal voids are devised to highlight the original factory heights. While the brief called for a sizeable family home, keeping the integrity of the original factory’s bones was vital. Walls and floors that were built in more recent years were torn down to expose charred beams and remnant paint.
The interior is a series of spaces linked by three internal voids. The first void is the courtyard, which is directly connected to the main living room and the kitchen. The second void is located as a zoning device, separating the living spaces from the private zones on the lower floor. And the third void is placed at the very back in the library, displaying the original timber column and beam, and allowing the soft southern ambient light to touch the library and the mezzanine study above.
Images show different interior spaces in norsu‘s signature pastel colour palette, styled with the boutique’s carefully curated collection of Nordic homewares and diverse range of art prints. The collection also features several images shot in a Scandinavian ‘boho luxe’ style, reflecting a new direction norsu is taking since announcing their partnership with iconic Swedish designhouse Love Warriors of Sweden earlier this year.
The release of this collection coincides with the opening of their second Melbourne retail store in Hawthorn next month which will compliment their existing Malvern East storeby providing a space to showcase furniture, rugs and art within a styled insitu environment.
This concrete house, designed for a young growing family by Auhaus Architecture Australia is located in Torquay on the Victorian Surf Coast. The house has been designed as a walled sanctuary, opening up onto itself, an internalised habitat with draping roof gardens and curated glimpses onto the adjoining wetlands. A portal opening in the concrete facade conceals a small secluded courtyard leading to the glazed front door. Upon entry, the house opens up into double height gallery space, glazed on one side to reveal the plan which wraps around a large, north facing courtyard. Each floor rests on slender columns, the fine lines counterpointing the natural mass of the concrete. Hardwood battens and brass detailing throughout provide patterning and warmth.
Line Kay of Vintagepiken has captured a beautiful new campaign for Australian linen company Hale Mercantile Co. Line’s beautiful images truly evoke the inherent beauty of Hale’s new collection and its stunning colour palette. We are loving this collaboration!
The captivatingly beautiful spaces within this contemporary apartment are designed and styled with a neutral palette and restrained use of colour but enriched with layers of texture and the very clever use of natural elements giving the owners a truly relaxing haven to return home to at the end of a busy day. Designed by architects Woods Bagot the apartment is located in the inner city suburb of Carlton in Melbourne Australia. Owners Eddie Kaul and Richa Pant engaged the assistance of renowned interior designer Hamish Guthrie and his talented team at Hecker Guthrie to give this beautiful home a sense of harmony, light and a distinct Nordic flavour by selecting the perfect combination of furniture, lighting and artwork to reflect Eddie & Richa’s unique personalities and drawing from them new and exciting pathways of inspiration. Photography by Eve Wilson. Original story via The Style Files.