Our Last Blog for 2018!!

AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATION TOUR

Last Saturday, our principal Luisa Manfredini, presented our Manly House 03 on the Australian Architecture Association Residential Bus Tour. The tour consisted of visiting contemporary, architect designed homes in Sydney's lower north shore, inner west and northern beaches.

The architects involved in this tour included us, MM+J Architects; Ellen Woolley Architects; Anderson Architecture; Carter Williamson Architects and Ben Gerstel Architecture.

At each home, the architect spoke about their design process and the value of good design.

The day also included a fantastic lunch at Martha's in Castlecrag. If you would like to see future architectural events run by the AAA click here.

CROWS NEST PHOTOSHOOT

Professional photos on their way!

We have recently had our completion photoshoot at our Crows Nest House with Eden Connell from Zoom in with Eden.

Here are some photos from the day, Professional photos will be uploaded very soon to our website!

THE PLANT TREND

Indoor Plants

Adding greenery to the interiors of your home will add a touch of fresh air and style. It is a trend that we see never slowing down. Here are plants that are great for indoors.

Fiddle Fig (ficus lyrata); Rubber Fig (ficus elastica); Swiss Cheese Plant (monstera deliciosa); Devil's Ivy (epipremnum); Mother-in-law's Tongue (sansevieria); Zanzibar Gem (zamioculcas)

PRODUCT ALERT

Backyard Decorative Privacy Screens & Panels

Outdoor screens and panels transform backyards into luxury, with all the designs available they can uplift a backyard into something interesting and artistic. Panels and screens are being used as wall art and privacy screens. They add texture, colour and dimension to a backyards aesthetics. OUTDECO is a company that we have come across that provides a great range of Architecturally designed panels and screens, in either steel or Australian hardwood. They have a great range of styles to chose from, that can suit all backyards.

SITE VISIT

Freshwater House 02

Again, the MM+J Architects team had a site visit to our Freshwater House 02. The progress of this project is fantastic.

The Sherocon team have done a great job building this house and finishing it off for the clients, just in time for Christmas.

It really is exciting to see when our projects come together exactly the way we envisioned them!

Here are a few snaps from the site visit with David, Victoria and Louise.

DESIGN TREND

Do we really need the preparation kitchen?

There has been talk about whether or not a preparation kitchen is a necessity for a home. They are a fantastic way to hide away the daily mess. However, do we really need them?

If you love to entertain and gather in the kitchen with friends and family, then why would you want to stand in a small room by yourself?

Then again, a butlers pantry is a fantastic design trend that is convenient and clever. Not many people love displaying their toaster, kettle and microwave off in their beautifully renovated kitchen. In a butlers pantry the 'organised' mess is hidden away and you'll have more space on your kitchen bench to serve up platters of food for your guests. When it comes to your pantry shelving, the key is to have shallow shelves, so you won't be losing anything to the back!

Here are a few examples of a butlers pantry that we found on pinterest.

MM+J CHRISTMAS BREAK!

MM+J Architects will be shutting the office down starting from Friday 21st of December (lunch time) until Monday 7th of January 2019

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MM+J Architects is a Northern Beaches based Architectural Firm, specialising in Residential Architecture, Heritage Sensitivity, Apartment Design, Additions & Alterations, New Builds, Bespoke Joinery, Interior Design and Exteriors

Luisa Manfredini Nominated Architect: 6666 

1/36-42 Sydney Road

Manly NSW 2095

0425 245 223