Small House Doll’s House A 990 square feet extension home in Fitzroy, Australia. Designed by Edwards Moore, Architects. ArchitectsaustraliaEdwards Moore by Steven Previous Post Next Post
I’d love to see this… once it is finished.
Fight club style, love it!
Fight Club style, I love it!
I hope this isn’t the end game. The only thing I like about this is the mini court yard; it feels restful. The rest of it looks like it is still under construction (and I do hope this is the case.) These spaces will be nice if they are ever properly finished off. I don’t like the ragged edges around the ceiling (looks like the roof is failing and water has been leaking in for some time now,) I don’t like the unfinished floors and bare wood trims, I don’t like the primer only on the stairs and floor in the dining area/ kitchen (really disturbing kitchen), I don’t like the partial wall material left over the bricks in the kitchen, I don’t like the table and seating in the kitchen or the raw wires hanging from the light fixture affixed to the ceiling, I don’t like the make-shift bookcases, and I surely don’t like the headless dog ceramic in the bookcase. I’m sure all of this appeals to males, but I find it unsettling, unrestful and a look (shabby chic) that I wish would stop trending. It’s ugly, unhomey and unfinished and I couldn’t live in it. Sorry if this is an inconvenient truth.
Not a fan of the raw edges along the ceilings. I don’t know if they intended it to look “rustic” or as everyone is pointing out, it’s unfinished. For some reason, the space feels cold to me. But it’s not my space, so to each his own.
Personally… I think it’s quite cool, reminds me of N.Y. lofts, and apartments I had in Park Slope, Brooklyn and Weehawken, N.J., as well as many great interiors from interior designers like Scruggs-Myers etc. . I get it, kind of ” Shabby-Chic “… ARCHEOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE at its’ best !!! Think ‘truth windows’ or whatever they call them that show the insides, history or integrity of materials. It’s all about compare and contrast and the juxtaposition of old and new… a sort of cryptic poetry I’m very at home with. Congratulations on such a sublime sensibility and jarring subtlety. It’s what Fine Art and Architecture are all about. “Not for the faint of heart” – Unconventional “yes… but I like it too!”
I actually love the kitchen.
Really, don’t like this, don’t like that…so negative! I LOVE it! Rustic, Roomy, Bright and Airy!! Love the brick wall and the floors! Live here in a heartbeat!
This will explain the reasons for the “unfinished” look. Link: http://www.edwardsmoore.com/projects/living/dolls-house
A low cost renovation to a tiny workers cottage, dubbed the ‘dolls house’ by neighbours at only 3.5m wide. Retaining the original brick portion of the house and then extending the house to connect with the rear laneway. Two courtyards provide the interior with direct connection to a garden whilst generating a continuous and connected series of living spaces.
The courtyard walls are angled to further enhance the external volumes, breaking down the linearity of the narrow site. They are designed to daylight and ventilate the interior, acting as additional circulation zones and open the interior to the garden creating constant views to and through the entire length of the house, making their open spaces appear as part of the interior.
Views to other rooms – which are all similar in terms of materiality and colour – make all the spaces seem connected, which in turn makes them look and feel bigger than they are.
Retaining the existing structure of the house and fabric of the interior -exposing the existing brick wall, previous plasterwork and sketches made on the walls during construction give a visual memory of the existing workers cottage providing a context for the home.
Raw and untreated finishes create a grit that compliments the owner’s desire for an uncomplicated living arrangement. A rustic yet industrial, functional yet whimsical atmosphere is created through the mix of high and low objects and materials.
I love this. There is so much thought and design integrity and non-symmetrical absurdity here. I could get lost for days in this home (and that’s a good thing).
Hmmm, how come the exact same picture shows up in this house as well as this house: http://smallhouseswoon.com/huf-haus-modum/ credibility shot.
I like this small house, although it doesn’t seem all that small to me. I love the floors, and the brick fireplace. I have light fixtures just like these plugged into the nearest outlet too. The kitchen doesn’t quite fit with the rest of the house, but perhaps that is the choice of the homeowner. The only thing that I wasn’t fond of was the raw edges around the ceiling. But I think this house would be very comfortable to live in!
Except for the headless dog speakers which I find of creepy, cool!
Very interesting design…I like the concept but find the workmanship looks very very sloppy throughout and detracts from what it truly could be. It has potential but needs a LOT of work to set it right.