Black, Red, and Green All Over

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April 30, 2009
Originally published in Dream Homes Realized

A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.

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  With this curvy, glowing form, architect Jesse Judd has rendered the sometimes-harsh Australian bush habitable for his friends and family.
    With this curvy, glowing form, architect Jesse Judd has rendered the sometimes-harsh Australian bush habitable for his friends and family.
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  The glowing interior palette of bright pinks and reds is sharpened by jet-black steel frames, water tanks, and roofs, while black window frames and joinery bring out the red glow of the internal plywood lining.
    The glowing interior palette of bright pinks and reds is sharpened by jet-black steel frames, water tanks, and roofs, while black window frames and joinery bring out the red glow of the internal plywood lining.
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  It looks dramatic, but the building has very little physical impact on the landscape. “It’s anti-monumental,” Judd says. “There’s no reason why you couldn’t pick it up and move it elsewhere.”
    It looks dramatic, but the building has very little physical impact on the landscape. “It’s anti-monumental,” Judd says. “There’s no reason why you couldn’t pick it up and move it elsewhere.”
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