Friday, December 21, 2007

Andrew Maynard's Tattoo House

The home you see here is designed by Andrew Maynard Architects in Australia. The form is a simple box and the architect has ingenious employed low cost UV stable wall decals to fulfil the council's requirement for 75% opacity to second storey spaces (in order to minimise "overlooking"). The screening also reflects heat and glare away from the expansive glass windows and eliminates the need for curtains and expensive screening.
above: It is interesting how the (narrow, corridor-looking) space ends at the window here.
(above) I really like the way the kitchen bench becomes part of the stair to maximise the use of space underneath.


via Moco Loco.

4 comments:

BLINKYMUMMY said...

you know what? i was just thinking of doing that for my apartment windows coz we face the club house of the next door condo!

where can i find such things in singapore?

laissezfaire said...

Best way is to design and make yourself! I am still trying to find a good and reasonable contractor that does this. Will let you know when I do!

If anyone knows of a good place to make custom made wall/window decals, please leave a message at this post!

simplyolive said...

this home is absolutely gorgeous!!

Joanna Goddard said...

what a dream. can you imagine?!