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June 9, 2022

Complementing the Australian climate, Brighton East 4 is a mid-century inspired home crafted to meet the demands of a young family. Designed and built by Inform, the house takes inspiration from Palm Springs.

Settled into the same-named Melbourne suburb, Brighton East 4 articulates quintessential Australian living. As a mid-century inspired home, the residence has an informal, open-plan layout and natural materiality, including the use of stone and timber.

Architecturally, Brighton East 4 curves, further evidencing its existence as a mid-century inspired home. Present in both the external and internal architecture, curves effortlessly unify the outdoor and indoor aspects of the home, creating fluidity and softness.

Natural materials are a key feature of a mid-century inspired home and are incorporated throughout the project. Behind the staircase sits a feature wall of stack-bond brickwork, whilst the bathroom sees terrazzo used generously. In the kitchen, the island bench sports an elegant stone top, with slatted timber battens at its base.

Showcasing their proficiency in architecture and interiors, Inform craft a comfortable residence with a strong sense of spatial flow. As a mid-century inspired home, Brighton East 4 testifies to its Palm Springs influence through a natural and restrained materiality.

00:00 - Introduction to the Mid-Century Inspired Home
00:56 - The Client Brief
01:20 - Walking Through the Home
02:02 - Interior Design Style
02:43 - The Island Bench
03:04 - Colour Palette and Materiality
03:36 - Collaboration between the Client, Architect and Builder
04:06 - The Feel of the Home
04:41 - Successfully Meeting the Client Brief

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Photography by Timothy Kaye.
Design and Build by Inform.
Styling by Bea + Co.
Filmed and Edited by Dan Preston.
Production by The Local Project.

The Local Project Acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land in Australia. We recognise the importance of Indigenous peoples in the identity of the country and continuing connections to Country and community. We pay the respect to Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Indigenous people of these lands.

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