Toorak Residence 12
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Toorak Residence 12

Allan Powell Architects
John Gollings
Peter Bennetts

An explicit client instruction in the brief for his house was to combine the exuberant high modernism of the sets of the Peter Sellers film The Party with traditional North African architecture. This narrative theme deepened to more than a style and shaped the house. Having just sold a residence consisting of one large open space, the clients also wanted the flexibility of separate rooms. Bright colours were required internally that could still be connected to natural and hand made dyes. The structural slab was ground down and the walls rendered a warm mud colour.

The house has parallel walls, creating layered space back from the direct sunlight. The punctuation in these parallel walls gives the space their character. To the street, the house presents unfenestrated walls and spaces, open garden courtyards, verandahs, porches and internal open rooms, each with varying degrees of seclusion.

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Albers Side Table

Albers Side Table

Minotti / Rodolfo Dordoni

A range of rigorously shaped coffee tables, available in the version without a base, with 'foldaway feet", or, alternatively, with a bright black nickel-titanium finished metal frame with a recta...



Arne Jacobsen

HV1 Basin one-handle mixer with ceramic disc technology, fixed spout with water saving aerator. Available with the option of 25 mm, 55 mm (M) or 100 mm (L) lever. Available in polished chrome (1...




Light and fine quality draw your attention immediately. Yet Still can also boast a profound dimension, minimal elegance as linking up six identical circles in the cube. Nor does the interplay of ref... More

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