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Torquay Concrete House

A beautiful concrete house on the Victorian surf coast in Torquay, Australia. Idealised by Auhaus Architecture, the 4 bedroom family house has been designed as a walled sanctuary, opening up onto itself and allowing stunning views onto wetlands and a golf course. The material palette is rich and textured, and the combination of concrete and warm wood works wonders. The use of brass details along with marble and wood, add warmth to the natural concrete mass, while also providing exquisite patterning. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows stretch over two storeys, allowing natural light to stream through, and the main living area opens up to a lush courtyard, while two downstairs bedrooms and a study take in a climbing garden on the south side. Upstairs a master bedroom overlooks the courtyard as well as opening up onto its own private roof-top garden. Check out the photos below



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KORGIS RECORD BOOKSHELF | Image

KORGIS RECORD BOOKSHELF

The Korgis Record Bookshelf was designed for those who treasure their classic vinyl records but want to blend them with other stuff they like to keep organized in your living-room. Created by Mitz Takahashi it has a certain vintage cool look that it gets from the aesthetically great combo of walnut wood and the brass metal legs. You can customize the drawers and shelves to your taste, add more or less of them to best fit your storage needs. With a simple and minimal...
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STEM | SPRAY JUICE FROM A CITRUS FRUIT | Image

STEM | SPRAY JUICE FROM A CITRUS FRUIT

How clever is this? Stem is another mind boggling by Quirky, it allows you to spray juice directly from a citrus fruit! The small device features serrated teeth, allowing you to easily it into the fruit. No more cutting and squeezing your fruits! Also check out these other awesome Quirky products we have featured: - Ray Solar Power Charger - The space Bar - Plug Hub...
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THE FRESHWATER HOUSE | BY CHENCHOW LITTLE ARCHITECTS | Image

THE FRESHWATER HOUSE | BY CHENCHOW LITTLE ARCHITECTS

Designed by Chenchow Little, the Freshwater House is a surfer/beach lover’s dream, right next to the beach. The Freshwater House developed the idea of the operable façade to mediate between the requirements for privacy and shading on a relatively public site adjacent to the…  beach. The resulting building is made up of three distinct parts; a podium base, a garden/ living space, and a bedroom volume clad with operable screens; each designed with unique spatial ...
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