24 Days Of Christmas Crushes – 4 Days to Go! – Lunchbox Architect
Ahh, Straya. Home amongst the gum trees, feat. salt water, freckly noses, and a fair dinkum go for all.
When it comes to Australian design, we love the idea that just about any empty space has the potential to be brought to life with a little positive spirit, a dose of skilled team work, and a handful of well-placed windows.
Today, we’re excited to champion a page that champions the local little guys!
Lunchbox Architect is another name that begs a story – but this one is relatively compact.
Beginning with a website created by Brodie Norris – who makes it very clear he is NOT an architect, yet – Lunchbox Architect celebrates architects in Australia and New Zealand who spend their time on the smaller projects, and delivers it in doses that you can easily enjoy on your lunch break.
Creator Brodie could see that architects are on the whole championed for large projects with large budgets – but begged to question; is it not even more of a feat of design to create something wonderful with a smaller budget, and a smaller space? True to his word, Brodie avoids sharing homes with a budget over $1 million, or a m2 bigger than average, and hunts for homes that problem solve through innovation.
As well as sharing larger scale pictures, the gram also hones in on the little nooks and clever areas that overcome obstacles when building a home – be it bringing a home office into the light with a seamless corner window, peeking behind a cupboard door to reveal an extra half bathroom, or the power of a well-placed bifold.
The homes featured on Lunchbox Architect champion the architects who make it work – something any busy woman can relate to and appreciate. The homes are all striking, and we enjoy the scroll through their page all the more for the idea that these projects aren’t impossible dreams – somebody had an idea, and sought an architect that didn’t think their project was too small, or too difficult, and felt no need to compromise on style for functionality – a little like donning a pair of Adidas originals for the school run!
4 sleeps until the big guy squeezes down the chimney…
Rebeka Morgan is a founder of BuildHer Collective. Her desire to help women build is driven from the many enquires she receives, her thirst for knowledge, and her vast business experience and passion for building. Northcote. Rebeka is CEO of Beirin Projects which focus’ on high end renovation and construction in the inner North. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and experience and in her spare time she is a tutor at Swinburne University.
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