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Showing posts from May, 2015

Exuberant Studio Job Archives Wallpaper

Exuberant Studio Job Archives Wallpaper Display in Angola
Imagine working in this office! For a design project in the southern African nation of Angola, the interior designers smartly merged floor treatment, wall treatment, and ceiling treatment into a seamless interior with a strong Mid Century bent—thanks to Archives, a highly illustrative modern wallpaper pattern by Antwerp's Studio Job (see our previous editorial on Studio Job's Archives wallpaper here) By opting to use Archives' densely packed ornamentation in an all-over application, the designers turned a simple box of an office into an exuberant extravaganza of pattern that complements the purity of a transparent conference table, Mid Century credenza, and the fluid simplicity of Knoll's Tulip Armless Chairs. It's a daring visual feast—but just try getting any work done!

Modern Home Extension Functionality

Modern Home Extension Blending Familiarity and Functionality  What used to be a double fronted Victorian terrace house in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, recently became an inspiration to us all, as you will see in the images below. Transformed from a potentially livable home into a mesmerizing collection of spaces, the owner's old residence was enlarged, and polished into an inviting and modern family home.

"The existing house has four good sized bedrooms at the front, but the living, dining and kitchen rooms were small with low ceilings. "

Renovating and expanding the existing floor plan meant opening up the living, dining and kitchen areas to light and air. Where low ceilings used to be, Australian studio Chan Architecture imagined a collection of elegant spaces. Here inhabitants would feel safe and empowered.

Architects saw the existing situation and proposed to "demolish the existing rear of the house and construct a new, modern, open planned kitchen/living/dinin…