Tag Archives: Architects


Lauriston House By Seeley Architects

The Lauriston House by Seeley Architects is quite the feat of architecture. The roof line has me scratching my head, not because I don’t like it but how did they build that. It does remind my of some mid century stores or gas stations that had roofs like that. I also like how the house sits on a stilt like structure. Not sure what the beams are made of but again the beams that travel through the house give off that mid century vibe. The slatted roof on the inside with the wave shape is a stunning architectural element. The quality of the interiors are top notch and the materials feel right and warm. Read More


Architects, Lyster, Grillet & Harding

Architects, Lyster, Grillet & Harding built this mid century home in the 1960’s. The house recently went through a renovation that I believe was done fairly well. I could do without the trendy wooded wallpaper, but to each their own. Sometimes an all white kitchen in a mid century home can deaden the feel of the home. In this case I think it was ok due to the fact that there is wood on the floor and the ceilings. The home is located within a conservation area in the popular Hertfordshire market town of Bishop’s Stortford. It is interesting to see the difference between MCM homes in the United Staes and homes in other countries. The principals are the same but there are subtle elements that run true. The home is currently on the market. Read More


MK House By Nicolas Schuybroek Architects

I have featured the work of Nicolas Schuybroek Architects before but the MK House is new to me. The first picture is a stunning room that rings just about perfect. Sometimes a neutral colored room without any highlights of color bothers me a bit but in this instance I love it just the way it is. The exposed gray beams in the ceiling are an interesting architectural element, they provide a good deal of visual interest. These particular interiors have a Scandinavian feel to them, mostly due to the color palette and materials choices. Read More


Stacked Volumes By John Pardey Architects

John Pardey Architects built this modern home that consists of three stacked volumes. Lets work our way from the outside in. The modern landscaping that was created works so well with the architecture of the home. I have always liked the use of steel in landscaping. In this instance the stairs are the standout to me. The colors of the exterior is quite interesting. I don’t know that I would have picked that muted orange and green but you have to give them credit for being original. I love the brick, it creates a pattern that is different than the vertical boards but they work well together. I also like how the carry the brick wall into the interiors of the home, the old blurring the inside and outside trick. Read More


A Modern Dwelling By Ström Architects

This Modern Dwelling by Ström Architects is so simple and clean. The footprints that this structure occupies is minimal and sits snugly in some amazing old growth. My favorite part of the house is the cantilevered part of the house that creates the parking structure. The house was completed in 2015 but it has that feeling of a mid century structure of the 60’s. I am captivated by the low long box with walls of glass. The cantilevered is just a bonus here. We don’t get to see too much of the interiors but these feel fairly tame. The car and the house together is a killer combo. Read More


Kinfolk Gallery By Norm Architects

If you haven’t heard of Kinfolk magazine by now, well it’s ok. I have always been a fan of Kinfolk, I fist learned of them five or six years ago at ALT a bloggers retreat. Norm Architects did an outstanding job at creating a physical space that communicates the same qualities found in the pages of the magazine. The minimal approach allows for movement and discovery in texture and color. The interiors might be minimal but there are some wonderful details to be discovered. Your surroundings are certainly an extension of who you are and these spaces are a strong extension of the brand of Kinfolk. I could certainly spend my days working in an environment like this. Read More


Luigi Rosselli Architects – Martello Tower Home

Luigi Rosselli Architects has a unique style that caught my attention. The Martello Tower Home has a continuous visual line due to the fact, most corners are rounded. overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour is a solid, 3 storey brick house built during the between the late 1950s and early 1960s, which has been complemented by contemporary additions. The entire home feels like an organic shape. The home has a futuristic shape but the existing exterior materials “bring it back to earth” if you will. I like that the stone used on the exterior can also be found on the interiors. The interiors are kept minimal and modern. If you look at some of the other projects by Luigi Rosselli you will notice those same rounded corners. Read More


River Road House By Tim Cuppett Architects

Tim Cuppett Architects built this mid century looking home in a neighborhood that was predominantly mid century architecture. At first glance I thought this was a mid century home that had some modifications to it. I actually like that it is a newer house because I am afraid that is what I may do in the future. The area that I live in does not have to many MCM homes available at reasonable prices. The white stone exterior mixed with the black framing around the house is a nice combination. The wood front door is the icing on the cake. I like how the interiors feel open with a minimal approach to the interiors. I would say that Tim Cuppett was successful with project and I bet it would fit in with most mid century neighborhoods. Read More


PH1 Residence By Wernerfield Architects

Wernerfield Architects has a very impressive body of work. Their residential homes are stunning. The PH1 residence caught my eye out of the bunch. The color palette of white, black, and wood is a perfect stage for a nice collection of danish furniture. Taking a look through the house it is evident that the owners have great taste. I like that the living area has a pitched roof and the rest of the house is flat, it helps define the spaces. I like the different sizes and positions of windows, I have always liked the windows on the ground level like in picture nine. Read More


Contemporary Architecture John Pardey Architects

Contemporary Architecture could be the term used to describe the work of John Pardey Architects. If you take a look at his residential projects the homes are low and beautiful. The Cheeran House caught my eye. There are serval different materials used on the exterior and they work well together. You can’t help but being impressed by the garden and amount of flowers surrounding this structure. The lower level courtyard is minimal amazing. I could sit in there and ponder life all day long. The interiors that we can see are minimal as well, I noticed there wasn’t any art on the walls. I like the building block approach to the home, it feels like they just kept stacking volumes on top and along the ends of the project. Read More


Dalarna House By Dive Architects

Dive Architects designed this stunner of a house on a lake. There is a Scandinavian feel with this house. All of the light colored wood mixed with a minimal approach to the interiors make for a nice lake house. I like that the back of the house facing the lake is all glass while the other side, plain and simple. All of the Alvar Aalto lighting caught my attention right away, the Artek’s A331 or beehive is one of my favorites. I actually like the simplicity of the kitchen as well. Read More