Monday, 5 August 2013

Industry News Bulletin

Industry News Bulletin

These are articles that Apollo Conservatories have collected over that past month

Old cottage gets gleaming glass addition with garden view

If you're looking for a little "wow" with your architecture, look no further - the Taringa House designed by Australian firm Loucas Zahos Architects created a contemporary addition that transforms this humble, existing cottage with a modern glass volume open to nature. The house sits on a steep slope of an inner west suburb of Brisbane, with its original structure fronting the street and the modern glazed addition cascading down the hillside and toward a creek at the rear of the property. The house is a lesson in opposites: historic and contemporary, front and back, public and private, visitor and family. Here's the tour. -  

Sustainable house with three wings that engage the landscape

Maybe it's the sweeping silhouette, or its connection to the environment, or maybe it's those eco elements that you can't see outright that make the Piermont House such a draw. Located in Ballarat, Australia, this house designed by Australian firm Rachcoff Vella Architecture was two years in the making - one year to design it, and one more to build it. But it was certainly worth the wait. Behind its curved exterior walls, cozy interiors and sustainable features are equally alluring for architecture and nature lovers alike. Check it out! -

Why not make a splash?
The swimming pool is perhaps the most aspirational of home accessories. It speaks not only of physical fitness, but of fun, relaxation and, if the weather obliges, decadence. But that’s the snag; the Great British weather. When the sun is shining we have best climate in the world, when it’s not, well, you probably won’t want to be pool-side which is exactly where an Apropos Pool House can come into play. - 

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