Nest Architects

“Nest Architects is an architectural design practice based in Melbourne, Australia. The studio works to create architecture, interiors, furniture and design projects that end at a place where both the client and architect can be proud.

Together, in a collaborative spirit, we try to identify as many of the elements as possible that will feed into the design.”

Klopf Architecture

“At Klopf Architecture we immerse ourselves in modern design ranging from more minimal / gallery-style projects to warmer, more mid-century modern style projects and any shade of modernism in between.

We love architecture with clean joints, alignments that make spaces feel “at rest,” and a strong sense of flow.”

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Mid-Century Renovation in San Francisco

This home’s modest façade conceals a breath taking mid-century interior. Indeed, on the face of it, the unassuming pale green exterior, featuring translucent windows and fairly traditional detailing, isn’t the first place you’d look for a mid-century gem.

A Delightful Richard Rogers House Renovation

22 Parkside was built by renowned British architect Richard Rogers in 1968 as a home for his parents.

With this opportunity, Rogers sought to establish a blueprint for a new housing typology, characterised by a solid permanent structure that could accommodate a variety of temporary elements.

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Residência Conchas by Gui Mattos: a Modernist Beach Hut

This contemporary house it is all about the beach. This is most apparent in the living area: a vast space, one side of which is almost completely exposed to the outdoors, thus allowing the inhabitants to drift seamlessly from house, to garden, and all the way to the nearby beachside.

The Iterative Approach to Architecture of Brandon Jorgensen

Architect Brandon Jorgensen wants to have a positive impact on the environment, respecting and enhancing the landscape while creating functional living solutions for his clients.

Today you can read more about his work and how the project for the Oak Knoll house evolved from restoration to an exciting new opportunity, for the architect as well as his clients.

Curves And Concrete: Leo Romano’s Climbing House

Built in 2016 by Leo Romano Architects, and located in Goiânia, Brazil, this contemporary style home is known as the Climbing House.

If only for its sweeping roof, the name is appropriate, but the rest of the home also displays a rather upwardly mobile quality.

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Lovely Restored Mid-Century Home For Sale in Vancouver

As so often happens, the owners of this mid-century house immediately fell in love with the property.

Now they have decided to sell their beloved mid-century home and have chosen us to help to spread the word. In doing so, they hope to find new owners who will continue to love, maintain and respect this house for years to come.

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Mid-Century Design By Judy Smilow

Judy Smilow is the daughter of the prolific and talented Mel Smilow.

Throughout the whole mid-century period, Mel designed, manufactured and sold many iconic pieces under his own brand: Smilow-Thielle.

Robert Blaich: Confessions Of An Industrial Designer

Last week, we shared the first part of the interview with former Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller, Robert Blaich.

In the second part of our interview, Mr. Blaich tells us about the industrial design world, and its rules.

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Interview With Robert Blaich: The Herman Miller Golden Age

In addition to many other prestigious roles during his career, Robert Blaich also covered the role of Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller for over 20 years.

He certainly understands more than most of us about the beating heart of the furniture businesses.

Saarinen TWA Flight Center

Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center

Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center A landmark airport terminal is not the first place that people are likely to look when looking for mid-century design. The style being mostly associated with furniture for the home. But to really get a flavour of where the the mid-century sits in the broader history of modernist design there are a fair few things to learn from the TWA Flight Center at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Wax Complex and Research Tower

A decade after finishing the SC Johnson Administration building in Racine, Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright started the construction of the Research and Development Tower.
The 1950s building for SC Johnson was the home to many of the company’s most well-known inventions and was in need of lab facilities for their rising research and development department.

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