Meet the exquisite chic and enjoy the atmosphere created by the award-winning Australian designer, Robert Simeoni. Envisioned as artful house, that combines subtle lines of design with gorgeous modern details, the house located on the 27th Main Street in Northcote, Melbourne, is a breezy living space and moreover, it is now for sale! The RT Edgar agency is responsible with the selling.
Welcoming, yet sophisticated, the house offers unique moments of tranquility. The house, paved with vertical wooden tiles is surrounded by a beautiful small garden. The rich palette of trees and vegetation transform this outdoor space into a green oasis, dedicated to your senses. The living room and the dining area are separated by the courtyard through transparent (made of glass) sliding doors and floor-to-ceiling windows. “As welcoming as it is intimate and sophisticated, architectural voids invite the environs in, over two floodlit levels, to a series of expansive living zones for a subtle, relaxed ambience.” The interior is breezy and uncluttered, integrating gorgeous elements of décor, such as photo collage paintings, a fancy fireplace and modern furnishing.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests