Home Design Issue #22.5 2020

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ed’s letter

Renovations, extensions, makeovers, additions… the fact is if you’re looking around your home and longing for change, there are all sorts of ways to make a difference to your living space, significant or subtle, luxe or budget. How about the innovative Twist House addition in the UK, an award-winning sculptural extension to a North London Georgian terrace comprising four distinct twisting columns. The unique brickwork certainly packs an aesthetic punch (and adds a shower, utility and living space into the mix), designed to improve connections between the (differently coloured) brick house and its backyard. What an ambitious and exciting addition from London architecture firm Urban Mesh for its director James Beazer. Equally unique — and highly sustainable — is Collage House in India, an intriguing project from Mumbai firm S+PS Architects. Scores…

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design society

VORONOI II LIGHT BY TALA STUDIO How many designers does it take to change a lightbulb? Just the team at Tala Studio, apparently. Starting with a 3D model of the pattern, Tala smoothed the edges of the design to simulate natural erosion and wrapped a single filament around its central column as a representation of the Fibonacci sequence occurring in some plants. A bulb with something to say, the Voronoi II light draws on nature with a mouth-blown, elongated droplet shape that’s then hand-assembled into the striking resulting piece. euroluce.com.au BOYD BLUE MIDNIGHT OASIS COLLECTION Glamour doesn’t always mean shiny and gold. Celebrating the allure of darkness, the beauty of nature meets moody tones and rich texture in this collection. From double-take-worthy paintings to pendant lights sheathed in swaths of chains, handcrafted eclecticism…

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it’s in the details

3 Min
warehouse conversions

1/ Embracing its warehouse roots, this home in Paddington, Sydney, shows off the beauty and decay of its conversion through the exposed brick wall. Rugged features of concrete, stone and glass are reminiscent of its heritage in a modern context. Walls, lines and tectonic folds have created new spaces that invite the owners to escape and explore within. Contemporary, spacious and sun-drenched, the new design boasts windows that mimic the triangular shape of the ceiling and rustic timber on the stairs. This residence showcases the wonder of industrial design and the striking presence it can imbue. Photography by Nicholas Watt. bka.com.au 2/ Timber flooring and exposed brick walls bring an earthy array of rich brown and deep texture into this home. The owners, who run an architectural salvage company, were able…

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james walsh

James Walsh has always loved to draw and create, even as a young child. After completing a degree in fine arts, where he majored in drawing, it wasn’t long before James knew his career was destined to evolve in another direction. “I came across my first industrial design exhibition and realised that industrial design is an opportunity to problem-solve everyday issues in a way I couldn’t achieve through fine arts,” he says. Subsequently, he went on to help develop and design an affordable prosthetic limb. Having completed a degree in industrial arts at RMIT, his passion for learning and honing his craft took him to the Netherlands and the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has attended many exhibitions and exhibited himself both nationally and overseas. He’s also entered competitions, which he says…

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in the frame

“I love furniture as a segue between the artist and engineer”—Justin Hutchinson Defining the room by allowing the walls to express the space rather than cluttering up the area with excess furniture, the Frame Living System is much lighter than traditional wall-to-wall joinery, and it looks it. Designed by Justin Hutchinson for Cosh Living’s Kett brand, the Frame Living System offers a seamless furniture solution integrating storage and technology in a stylish range of segments that are entirely flexible. You create the furniture piece you want. “I love furniture as a segue between the artist and engineer,” Justin says. “You cannot be a good designer without understanding humanity, and you cannot design a good chair if you don’t understand physics.” Frame was born from research into innovative connection systems that afford an exact and…