Endorsed by

Material palette: Popov Bass Architects

The material palette of Sydney practice Popov Bass Architects reflects a Scandinavian design sensibility and a contemporary approach to space-making.

Exposed steel work

Exposed steel, with its light and crisp appearance, provides contrast to the more textured materials such as timber, seen here at the Kirribilli House. onesteel.com

The Kirribilli House features exposed steel work.

The Kirribilli House features exposed steel work.

Image: Kraig Carlstrom

Off-form concrete

Popov Bass Architects uses off-form concrete, which improves with age, for its structural and sculptural qualities.

Solid timber

This material has warmth and character and can be used in various applications. Here, timber flooring is seen at Kirribilli House. aahardwoods.com.au

The Kirribilli House has a solid timber floor.

The Kirribilli House has a solid timber floor.

Glass blades

Glass blades are used as privacy screens, allowing for directed views and privacy for the occupants.

Black timber stain

As well as providing protection to external timber cladding, black timber stain also adds depth of colour to the walls, as seen in the exterior of the Whale Beach House. sikkens.com

The Whale Beach House has black timber stained walls.

The Whale Beach House has black timber stained walls.


Terracotta cladding and porcelain tiles at the Mosman House.

Terracotta cladding and porcelain tiles at the Mosman House.

Image: Kurt Arnold

Terracotta cladding

Terracotta is used for its warm yet crisp appearance. It is also durable and requires little maintenance. creaton.de/en

Porcelain tiles

Available in a wide variety of colour and sizes, porcelain is a great material for creating durable surfaces for modern homes, such as the Mosman House. dilorenzo.net.au

Read a profile of Popov Bass Architects here.

Source

Practice

Published online: 21 Jan 2013
Images: Kraig Carlstrom, Kurt Arnold, Sharrin Rees

Issue

Houses, October 2012

Related topics

More practice

See all
The planting scheme of the Kampung Admirality was designed by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. Plants overflow from each level, creating a community park for the 11 housing blocks. Architecture in the age of loneliness

Tracey Ingram explores a number of interiors around the world that highlight the importance of designing communal spaces in a contradictory epoch of hyper-connectivity and …

Inside the office of Kieran Timberlake in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Searching and searching again: Research in practice

Billie Faircloth, partner at Kieran Timberlake, argues that a conversation on research in architectural practice begins by making the word “research” more approachable.

Scott Base with Mount Erebus in the background. There were differing accounts about why the buildings were painted green. A popular theory was that the Superintendent, Bob Thomson, liked Ireland's white cottages surrounded by green and reversed this combination for Scott Base. An Antarctic collaboration

Hugh Broughton and Stephen Middleton on working in one of the most collaborative design teams imaginable in Antarctica.

Amy Muir and Shelley Penn at Parlour’s Melbourne Autumn Salon 2017. Gender equity needed 'in every nook and cranny of architecture,' census analysis shows

In 2012, Parlour published its first and devastating statistical portrayal of the loss of women from the architecture profession and their sparseness at senior levels. …

Most read

Latest on site

Calendar