The result of a collaboration between design firms BLDG Workshop and 608 Design, The Bunkie Company now produces four different models of pre-fab flexible-use buildings. Each has a 106sf footprint, therefore not requiring a building permit, and range in cost from just shy of $21,900 to $29,900. All those details aside, the satisfying use of natural wood and the abundance of glass, make the structure stand out from the pre-fab pack. Find out more at The Bunkie Company and read Design Milk’s article here.
Self-renovated by the Japan-born owners – fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi – this LA bungalow nestles neatly somewhere between Japanese and Scandinavian influences. Alexander also brings with him a special fondness for eBay-sourced mid-century furniture. The couple approached the project with a light touch, using the existing features to their fullest potential. Existing kitchen wall cabinets were raised to create the feel of more space, original oak floors were simply refinished, and windows outfitted with brass hardware. And the surgically styled collection of furniture and ceramics doesn’t hurt either. For more, visit Remodelista.
Sara Antunes and Mário Ferreira of Lisbon’s SAMF designed the Casa dos Caseiros, a caretakers residence in a vineyard region of Portugal. The design draws strongly from traditional farmhouse vernacular, but definitely pulls and stretches at our expectations. Iconic forms of white and tera cotta are emboldened by large swaths of blue woodwork, creating a recognizable but compelling space. For more, visit dezeen. Photos by José Campos.
This suburban Melbourne home was a product of the homeowners’ creative mission and the helpful guidance of architectural firm Hecker Guthrie. The 1960s cottage required a good amount of love and attention to bring it to its current condition, but the result is well worth it. Light wood flooring replaced stained carpets; and five coats of white paint veiled the once dark stained wood. See the original profile of the project at Urbis.
Photos by Armelle Habib.