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Classic Federation Brick House for Modern Family Living in Suburban Melbourne

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Something classic can be redefined with the right design. As in the classic brick federation house, an outdated home can rapidly become a ravishing beauty. Generating lasting beauty for modern family living, LSA Architects re-imagined this home in Melbourne as a contemporary haven of decorating a classic shell. Staying on top of the brief – “Enhance open space and add light whilst paying homage to the original era of the home through the choice of classic lines and materials” – the creative architectural studio classic brick Federation turned the house into an example of modern living spaces. Did you know that classic federation brick house becoming one of popular home design today? They assessed that something classic can gives comfort and serenity amid the family.

By re-shaping the floor-plan to create a seamless flow between public spaces, LSA Architects imagined the sub-urban home in Malvern as accommodating a growing family of five. When opening the door we were welcomed by an entrance hall. Rooms open to make the family feel free and inspired. Indefinitely as they are connected to the outdoor patio, living room and kitchen. Through large sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows natural light collected. Large glass windows were left without curtains, so that residents can see the view out, but in the family room and the bedroom is no longer curtain to maintain their privacy. Decorative deliberately chosen to highlight the color of soft colors and some furniture floor is black. Photographed by John Wheatley of Creative UA, the contemporary renovation captures the essence of comfortable living. Dominance wood floors, white walls and large windows make this home feels spacious and integrated with nature. Adjustments to the private areas were carefully designed to express relaxation – the master bedroom was fitted with a new dressing room and en-suite. Materials like the marble in the bathroom and kitchen, wooden floors and paneling create a harmonious collection of interior and exterior living spaces updated to the needs of a modern family.

Joglo House Design from Central Java

Sunday, April 8th, 2012
joglo house
Joglo house design is a Javanese traditional house, especially from Central Java. Joglo consist of two main parts, the outside and inside. In the outside part is namely pendapa (gazebo). Pendapa have a large room without partitions, usually is used to receive guests or children’s playroom and as a family leisure. And the inside part is fortress, a part of house room such as living room and other rooms that are more privacy. The characteristics of this house are s on the roof of pendapa that towering like a mountain. Not only magnificent, beautiful, full of meaning and socio-cultural values​​, architecture of joglo house can also reduce earthquake.

interior of joglo house

interior of joglo house

Joglo house interior is very charming and simple. Classical impression is very strong and beautifully colored trinkets that not too full of furniture. There are also impression of relief and comfort.

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Joglo house for joglo roof construction consists of several columns namely Soko. Joglo roof construction has the absolute pillars known as the ‘soko guru’. Without ‘soko guru’, the roof can not be called as a roof joglo. Joglo roof construction uses many wood materials, ranging from plain wood to wood ornate.The function of  ’soko guru’ is to prop up the pillars of beam ‘tumpang sari’ the compound onto the widening upwards and usually odd and carved. Engraving on intercropping, indicating social status of the owners.

joglo house

Picture above is showed a transition space from the living room and a private area in the joglo house. There is a pool of clear water to be limiting in this space. Joglo house roof skylights provide natural lighting, and attractive interior accessories.