Christian Street House by James Russell Architect:
“We are fortunate to live with a benign subtropical climate. Christian Street House in Clayfield, an inner north suburb of Brisbane, sits on the east side of a rolling hill, opening its face to the morning sun and bay breezes. It’s back is buried in the hill, protected from the harsh summer sun, storms and winter westerlies.
High gables make a patio to street, a covered arrival and gathering place with barn doors to living behind. Cars participate without becoming a barrier between street and life within.
There are many ways to move around this place. Journey from street can take you across patio, down outdoor stairs and around garden to meals, living and water. The boys can sneek in from street via a grungy service lane, they can come and go independently. Their rooms have a more public side to garden and gathering. Retreat for Kate and David is more like attic, accessed across patio or up a secret stair.
The ground plane steps from cave spaces bunkered in to the hill, hidden spaces for bathing and sleep, down to garden and meals, then further down to lounge, the morning sun and prospect.
Christian Street House is made from brick, timber and concrete. Timber is prescribed in the local council code. It references timber and tin architecture that pervades most areas of the inner suburbs, but not Clayfield. We use timber for the loftier structure that opens to the street, our verandah and barn. Inviting familiar structure with a shorter life than the masonry ruin.
Timber sits on a heavy concrete and brick base making cave spaces that are cut in to the ground towards the rear of the site. Masonry is used to hold back earth, make a quiet space for retreat and sleep, but opens directly onto garden. Brick and concrete makes these spaces, a structure resilient to termites and requiring minimal maintenance.”
In few words, a simple and, in the same time, a modern house, which could give the whole feeling of comfort to a family, a young couple or to a free spirit.
Geometry, art and talent are the base of this beautiful concept-geometry-inspired hammock sofa. I promised you in my previous post that I would talk to you about this type of hammocks.
These hammocks are designed by Richie Duncan and they were supposed to be suspended above the ground. They are outdoor ‘accessories’, but I think that they would look even better indoor, because they would give your house that arty vibe and I think it speaks a lot about the owner.
If you liked this post and this kind of hammock, please let me know in the comment section where would you place the geometry-inspired Hammock Sofa? I will pronounce myself for indoor and above a river.
Wall art is something that shouldn’t miss in your house. Even if you have just one, or one for every wall- it shouldn’t miss.
Contemporary wall art give your home a little spice, you know, like that type of meal which can’t be eaten without a little bit of salt and pepper.
Nowadays, art has been improved and now it has become irreplaceable. Some wall art make you feel like you’re living in other universe, especially the 3D ones.
Contemporary wall art is usually a picture divided in 2 or more parts or some quotes painted on the wall. It can be also something geometrical, abstract.
Imagine yourself staying on the sofa in your living room, watching at your contemporary 3D nature wall art… it will instant teleport you in the heart of a forest. How cool?
If you want something original, you can find your favorite landscape, or quote and find someone who can paint it for you! It will probably cost you cheaper.