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Architects bring us back to the future

first_imgOne Wybelenna is the essence of Palm Springs modernism.Suburb: BrookfieldArchitect: Shaun Lockyer Architects“It’s roots were paying reference to Jim Burrel House who was of the godfathers of modernism in Brisbane. It’s classic, classic 60s modernism,” Lockyer said. The ‘D house’ in New Farm has award winning interiors. Photo: Patrick Bingham-HallSuburb: New FarmArchitect: Donovan Hill Architects“A classic gorgeous modern home of a contemporary nature,” Lockyer said.ONE WYBELENNA Andrew and Christine North are selling Lantern House — a contemporary take on mid-century modern design.Some of Brisbane’s best homes have something in common — a tip of the hat to the 1950s.Everything old is new again in Brisbane house design with experts revealing new homes are now taking the best of the past and bringing it into the present.One of Brisbane’s most prominent modernist houses, Lantern House, at 63 Gordon Rd, Bardon, has now been listed for sale and the $1.645 million price tag reflects the standing of the home.The flat rooved, high ceiling home uses a lot of glass, clever orientation and captured outdoor light to make it feel bigger than it actually is, according to award winning Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer who designed the home.“I’ve done 60 houses since I’ve done that house and it would still stand up as one of the best built houses I’ve ever done,” he said.“That house has been a watershed in many regards.”Andrew North and his wife Christine are the home’s second owners, having bought the property in 2011.“We’d often walk up and down the road and just admire it from the street so when it came on the market we were very excited.“The colours that are used in the front and in the tile, the (ceiling) height that’s been used and the windows that give you the light. They’re the three things that make it a really lovely place to live,” Mr North said.Marketing agent for Place Paddington, Tim Douglas, said potential buyers saw it as a contemporary classic.“A unique home like that always gathers interest from buyers and people who are savvy about architecture as well. They’ll want to have a look at something that’s being done by a good architect.”The home can truly be described as part of one of the more influential architectural movements — modernism.Modernism rose to prominence in 1950s and 60s America when stars of stage and screen made Palm Springs, California their playground.The style uses smart design to help a home work with its surrounds. If you like open floor plans, full-wall glass doors that blur the lines between indoor/outdoor living spaces, high internal ceilings and flat roofs, you can thank the modernist masters of last century.Given modernism thrived in the California sunshine, it’s no surprise Brisbane’s current crop of designers still use it as a template for our city’s most beautiful homes, according to Mr Lockyer.“The issue of protecting from deep sun penetration — shading facades and creating houses that breathe are things that are common to both areas.“People recognise the houses as having very flat roofs — they’re dominated by very strong horizontal and vertical planes.”Mr Lockyer said contemporary takes on this 1950s style continue to gain popularity among property owners looking to create beautiful functional homes.He said Lantern House isn’t the only contemporary Brisbane home that sets modernist hearts aflutter.“We are spoiled for choice in Brisbane,” he said describing three of his favourites.THE C HOUSEMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe C House.” If you asked a hundred architects in Brisbane and they didn’t say that’s the best house in Brisbane, I’d be surprised,” Shaun Lockyer said. Photo: Rob Maccoll.Suburb: CoorparooArchitect: Donovan Hill Architects“When I saw that house in a magazine … I was living in Aubrey Wodonga at the time and we were thinking about moving to Melbourne or to Brisbane,” Mr Lockyer said.“I literally said to my wife, ‘If a house like that can be built in Brisbane I want to go and live there.’THE D HOUSElast_img read more

‘Nkurasesεm’ – Former Kotoko players slam club for ‘superstitious tactics’ against Aduana

first_img😂😂😂😂😂Africa powers…— Fid3lis (@therealfidelis) February 19, 2020 10 for 10Despite not receiving any red cards, both Aduana and Kotoko decided to start the game at Dormaa with their 11th – and final – players sitting on the touchlines.The game was on a knife-edge even before kick-off as players from the two teams clashed during the traditional pre-match handshakes with Kotoko goalkeeper, Kwame Baah going down, with the Porcupine Warriors’ players claiming that he had been hit in the face by Aduana’s Nobert.Aduana’s Farouk Adams and Kotoko’s Martin Antwi were captured by TV cameras sitting on the touchline as the first half progressed.As such, the teams took each other on in the first half with a player less than they could have on the pitch.The two teams were, however, within FIFA rules which state that a football match may be allowed to go on unless either team has fewer than seven players.The bizarre situation puzzled fans in the stadium who could not understand why their sides had taken such an odd decision.Report I got from Dormaa on why the two teams are playing with 10 men eachAduana’s Farouk Adams is sitting on touchline. Kotoko’s Martin Antwi also sittingBoth looking out for the other to enter the pitch first30 mins & non is ready to enter. Both coaches don’t seem to care— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) February 19, 2020On social media, observers were just as confused about the developments in Dormaa.Despite the fact that two of the league’s top teams were facing off, the match itself took a backseat to conversations about the two players who were unexplainedly not involved in the action.Many speculated that the teams had opted to field 10 players due to potential “spiritual” implications if they fielded 11.One person, Ayishatu Zakaria Ali tweeted that both sides believed that they would lose the crucial encounter should they start the game with 11 players.A number of people also shared this theory which seems to be the most popular right now on social media.While some people criticised the actions of both teams as being primitive, others argued that superstition is a normal part of the local game and the incident should be accepted.Others just saw the funny side of it all. Ei nduro paaa nie 🤣🤣 they will go out of the country and can’t even play well mchewwww— kojopinto👊🏽 (@scalaxpinto) February 19, 2020 I’m really disappointed in both teams— Prince (@Kumipri720) February 19, 2020 😀😀 Ghana 3y3 d3— #YesuDontForgetMe (@brasilvaGH) February 19, 2020 And they want the love back? Smh— 🍀Mindez ✨ (@Kwamegh13) February 19, 2020 Huh gh football….. Juju nkoaaaa— Akonoba Aniboe (@AAniboe) February 19, 2020 Fans of Kumasi Asante Kotoko were not the only ones upset by the club’s decision to start their clash against Aduana Stars last week with ten players.Even their former players have had a go at them.The two teams courted controversy after they each kept a player on the sidelines for the entire duration of the first half.It is believed that the two teams had been told that the side that played with 11 men in the half would lose.Kotoko eventually lost the match to Aduana by a last-minute goal to nil but both sides faced a massive backlash both sides in the days following the match from fans and the media.Fatawu SafiuTwo of Kotoko’s former players had their say as well.Former striker Fatawu Safiu expressed disgust for the club’s action tweeting: “Nkurasesem.. 21st-century football…mtchewww.”Saddick AdamsHe was backed by Saddick Adams, another former forward of the club, who said that it was shameful.“They only think about just the 3 points but not the future of the players or tomorrow smh…we all feel shame.” Aduana and Kotoko let themselves down today. Insanely bizzare, a drawback when this league is winning hearts and minds again.— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) February 19, 2020The two players were eventually brought on for the second half.last_img read more