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DESIGN ELEMENT Swimming pool window.
WHY IT WORKS How to get light into a basement?
" e window on the right looks straight into the
swimming pool," says Sam Teoh of Sam Teoh
Architects. "It is the only source of light into the
basement bar, hence all manner of colours are
reflected into the room as light filters through the
pool water. At night, the pool light filters into the
room, too, creating a unique aesthetic." Sam Teoh
Architects (08) 9388 8338, www.samteoh.com.au.
DESIGN ELEMENT Cement and stone.
WHY IT WORKS A combination of
raw, pared-back materials creates a
luxurious, yet low-maintenance, look.
e house was designed to be simple and
linear, says Debra Brown of Hofman and
Brown Architects. " e clients wanted
something quite contemporary, so we
used polished concrete and rammed
limestone in a cement colour." e hard
impact of these elements is balanced
by softly styled fittings and furniture.
Hofman and Brown Architects (08) 9385
TEXT Anna Flanders, Jessica Matthews & Rachael Ciccarelli
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