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Tinderbox House by Breathe Architecture

Saheli March 14, 2016 Home Deco Comments Off on Tinderbox House by Breathe Architecture

Tinderbox House is an apartment part of historic brick warehouse in Melbourne, Australia designed byBreathe Architecture. Taking the essential elements of an eighteenth-century fire starting kit, the architects developed the loft’s aesthetic around flint, char cloth, and a fire steel striker. Matte black wall tiles replicate the char cloth while flinty grey-black accents and black-coated steel populate the living space.

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Site inspections at the historic brick warehouse complex revealed an apartment fit out with a series of unfortunate conversions. Perhaps described best as a ‘fire-trap’, we explored narratives relating to the tinderbox and its three core elements. Comprising flint, tinder, and fire steel, this fire-starting kit inspired a material narrative.

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The Stark contrast is made between fresh, light wood on the walls and mezzanine and the burnt-looking elements of the lower level. The black seems to creep onto the wood as if it were on fire and slowly turning to charcoal. Bright yellow tiles and a fiery red door add a touch of raging fire that brings the space to live. Throw in some anecdotal photographs -Three Little Pigs, and the story of the Tinderbox House is complete.

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 [Source:- Interior Zine]

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