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Minimalist Interior Design with Brick Texture Material

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Minimalist Interior Design with Brick Texture Material

Exterior of Minimalist Painted House

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Exterior of Minimalist Painted House

Herbst Architects - Lindale Bach

Herbst Architects

Lindale Bach


Sticks and stones - Blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior, Lance and Nicola Herbst have become the masters of the simple, elegant, functional beach retreat. If they'd take the job, Lance and Nicola would be my choice for designing an eco retreat.


Overview
Built on an island with no mains electricity and daily ferry connections, the Lindale residence on Great Barrier Island HAD to be as energy efficient as possible.

Minimal materials were freighted in and the central Gabion wall of the residence an ideal solution. Using local river stones, the wall provides a fantastic heat store and structural backbone to the build. The wall also counters the wind in covered outdoor spaces, together with a cosy fire making this retreat and so special.


Prior to the build beginning, large rainwater and sewage treatment tanks were buried under the site. The cooler environment promoting less bacterial growth and leaving the relatively pure rainwater, collected from all roof sections, requiring no treatment to drink.


A Full functional kitchen the heart of the residence is flanked by a covered porch to the right with open fire and shaded midsummer dining area to the rear. Sunken, in front of the kitchen and nearest to the beach, is a cosy built in couch and tv nook.

Traversing the Gabion wall to the rear of the house is the bedroom tower and bathroom. Two bedrooms with surf views or walk out patio respectively



Our primary concerns in the design of this building have been to:


  • create an environment that facilitates and enhances the experience of living outdoors

  • challenge convenience as the driving force behind decisions, concentrating rather on the rituals associated with space

  • establish a range of spatial, light and textural experiences be responsive to the small scale of the existing built
    environment.
In order to articulate the building in a scale of forms appropriate to the environment the functions of the house that require complete weather enclosure are broken into three individual masses:
  • a horizontal structure housing the living functions

  • a tower housing the sleeping and bathing functions

  • and a boatshed.
prevailing south-west wind a spine wall of gabion baskets is set at right angles to the site. The wall sets up a strong enclosing edge for the main covered living deck and provides an intimate textured backdrop to the bathroom space. The masses of the building are arranged around the gabion wall to form edges, create a range of negative spaces and provide wind shelter to two covered outdoor living spaces.

Lance Herbst






Project location
Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Architect
Herbst Architects
Plans

Photos Patrick Reynolds



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Black Friday Sales

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The Black Friday sales have started early this year. You can get some incredible deals by shopping online. Here are some of the best Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on places that sell tropical decor. I will update this list as more deals arrive, so be sure and check back.

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Black Japanese Minimalist House Design

the book goes to...


Congratulations to Sarah Klassen from Sarah Klassen/Haute Design. Sarah I'm sure you'll have fun and get a lot of ideas from reading Elaine Griffin's book. Please email me your address so I can forward it to Gotham Books Publishers. They will mail the book to you. Enjoy.

Palm Beach Minimalist House Design

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Bathroom Towel Storage Options Series Part Two-Furniture

Continuing my Bathroom Towel Storage Options Series, this post will focus on storing towels in a piece of furniture in your bathroom. I hope the photos shown below give you ideas for your bathroom.  Blessings.  …susan

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^Source: Great Baths Collection

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^Source: Villa Decor by Betty Lou Phillips

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^Source: Villa Decor by Betty Lou Phillips

 

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^Source Unknown- if you know the source and contact me I will note it.

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^Source: Beautiful Baths 2009

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Modern Minimalist House Design and Pool

Lovely bathroom


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