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In Focus | Brunswick West House

In Focus | Brunswick West House

When an architectural firm take cues for their interiors from an abstract painting by Wassily Kandinsky, you know you're onto a good thing. This modest brick extension to a Californian Bungalow, located in Melbourne's Brunswick West, belongs to a young family who were in desperate need to break open a rabbit-warren of compartmentalised rooms into an open plan space, making the interior more liveable. The result? An open-plan dining and sitting room where there's room to breathe, take in the view and connect with the family. Architects James Taylor and Peter Knights opted for robust materials that would stand up to the rigours of family life – white brick walls and timber panelling were paired with a unique green-tinted concrete floor, flecked with local bluestone. A palette good enough to paint!

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+ Design Taylor Knights | Photography Tom Blachford

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In Focus | Curatorial House by Arent & Pyke

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