Skyline Drive, MaribyrnongContemporary Living Room, Melbourne

Peter Bennetts

This is an example of a contemporary open concept living room in Melbourne with concrete floors. —  Houzz
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Rebecca Gross added this to Glass Ceilings That Prove the Sky's the Limit10 January 2017

Retractable roofIf too much glare proves to be an issue with a glass ceiling, then a retractable awning can help control how much sun shines through. The open-plan living space on the top level of this contemporary home has a glass roof with retractable awning, but when it’s open, the movement of light warms the concrete and brings the architecture to life.The architects who asked ‘what if?’

Jenny Drew added this to Picture Perfect: 45 Epic Homes That Celebrate Australia19 January 2016

3. Skyline Drive by FGR Architects. Maribyrnong, Victoria

Grace Chamia added this to The Pro Panel: "The Material I Love to Work With Most..."15 September 2015

GlassInterior Designer and Decorator Larissa Davis of Lewisham Interiors: Glass has been a favourite material of mine to work with throughout my career. Along with its elegance and high-end appeal, I find it extremely versatile in that it can be utilised for so many elements in a design, be it interior or exterior. We recently designed a carport that featured a glass roof, as it was important for the clients that the structure maintained a light, open feel and not interfere with the symmetry of their home’s Art Deco facade. We also designed a curved glass canopy over the upstairs balcony doors, and incorporated some existing lead light feature windows into a much larger window design.Furthermore, we have had a lot of success with mirrors as a splashback when trying to visually open up a small kitchen, and a warm bronze or antique style can really ‘class up’ a laundry. To introduce a full wall of mirror in a tiny bathroom with a frameless glass shower screen is an exciting transformation to see, and clear glass set over a feature wallpaper can further expand the design and colour possibilities. Extending to furniture, lighting and accessories, glass is always such a welcome inclusion at the final dressing stage.

Joanna Tovia added this to Decidedly Different Dining Rooms14 May 2015

There’s nothing ordinary about this eating area and it has been designed to be just as effective at night as it is during the day. A retractable awning gives you complete control over the sun shining through the glass ceiling, and underwater lighting means the pool is still a feature when the sun does down. And using office chairs as dining chairs? When they’re as good looking as these Eames Aluminium Group Management chairs, why not?Take a look at the view from the pool

Rebecca Gross added this to The Architects Who Asked 'What If?'10 May 2015

Raffoul eliminated paint, plaster, tiles, floorboards, carpet, skirtings, architraves and timber doors. Instead, he used commercial construction for concrete floors and ceilings, and in-filled glass panels, glass doors and double-glazed windows. Despite the lack of superfluous design detail, Concrete House is full of soul.Raffoul designed Concrete House upside down, with the bedrooms and service spaces on the lower floors and the spacious and bright living area on the top floor. With a retractable glass roof, the movement of light warms the concrete and brings the architecture to life. But the truly show-stopping feature is a glass-fronted and fishbowl-like swimming pool adjacent to the living area.

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Phyllis Baskin added this to Lanaia's Room1 April 2019

This will not go in my room I just like it, although I would like this as my bathroom or something like that but I will take it in my backyard.

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