A Bungalow in Sydney Gets a Dramatic, Pavilion-Like Addition

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                                The <a href="https://christopherpolly.com/projects/binary-house"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Binary House</a> project began as a 1960&#8217;s yellow brick bungalow in Woolooware, Sydney, Australia, that was transformed by <a href="https://christopherpolly.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Christopher Polly Architect</a> to include a dramatic, pavilion-like addition in the back. While the original house keeps it&#8217;s private front character, the back opens up and expands into the green yard to elevate the homeowners&#8217; outdoor lifestyle.
The original home contains bedrooms and service areas but with newly installed vaulted skylights that visually enlarge the spaces. The pavilion features a double height living room with an adjacent dining room and kitchen with an open sitting room above. Glass walls disappear, expanding the open living space into the backyard. The addition connects to the bungalow by way of a hallway that continues through to the front door. Newly formed courtyards between both structures provide additional natural light and ventilation. Photography by Brett Boardman Photography.
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A Modern Flat in Prague Full of Natural and Black Stained Woods

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                                Designed by <a href="https://s-o-a.cz/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SOA architekti</a>, <a href="https://s-o-a.cz/portfolio/byt-zitna/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Apartment Žitná</a> is a renovated flat on Žitná Street located in an old building in the center of Prague. The top floor apartment was gutted to make way for a new, more open layout that resulted in a larger living room and kitchen. Despite a darker color palette, the interior feels open and spacious with a balance of natural and ebony pickled oak veneer that create a cohesive feel throughout.
The project involved incorporating lots of storage through new floor-to-ceiling closets that create separation between the public spaces and the bedrooms. Custom built-ins were designed with the same natural and dark stains that will fall to the background when books and collectibles are added. Very subtle uses of color slide into the design, like this blue lounge chair. The kitchen partners a new material – brown marble countertops – with the two wood tones which adds
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A Dated Greek Apartment Renovated to Make Room for a New Baby

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                                A young couple in Serres, Greece hired <a href="http://www.normless.gr/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Normless</a> architecture studio to renovate their 115-square-meter <a href="http://www.normless.gr/portfolio/110sqm/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">apartment</a> to make room for their newborn baby. The apartment, in a 1970&#8217;s building in the city center, didn&#8217;t function the way the homeowners needed it to, leading the architects to design a new layout that gave more separation between the public living spaces and the private bedrooms. The resulting design merges the couple&#8217;s classic tastes with a minimalist aesthetic that offers them the utmost functionality.
Wood flooring in a classic chevron pattern provides warm texture that grounds the space. Contrasting colors in the furnishings and materials gives a more dramatic feel throughout. The guest bathroom features double sinks and white marble tiles, while the master en-suite bathroom has black marble tiles. Photography by George Sfakianakis.
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