FELTON BLOG

30
Aug

TREND WATCH: STANDING OUT IN 2020

by Felton Constructions
[1] With the world of architecture and design constantly evolving, influenced not just by current and upcoming trends but ideologies and perceptions about our place in the world. In general, design and architecture are seeing a move of gigantic proportions towards sustainability and environmentalism that is unlikely to slow down over the next decade. But while this is arguably the most talked about topic in the industry, there are other trends making a splash in 2019 and that are set...
The scope of what can be achieved with great architecture seems limitless, especially when faced with a jaw-dropping building. It’s hard to believe such feats of the imagination are every bit as functional as many standard house designs in NSW; but whether you love them or hate them, the world’s most original architectural designs undoubtedly have something to offer in terms of innovation and provocation. Here are “10 of best” to wow and inspire you.   1. Piano and Violin...
30
Apr

Are Solar Roof Tiles Worth It?

by Felton Constructions
[1] Solar roof tiles, also known as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), are the next big thing in luxury home architecture, and will likely start popping up in Sydney homes in the near future. For those building a new house, replacing their roof or just looking to embrace an energy efficient lifestyle, there are some questions about solar roof tiles that require answers. Monier, a leader in Australian solar roofing, says, “Australia has more solar radiation energy available per square metre...
There are many ways to express identity. People do it every day through their clothes, accessories, hair and more, so why not also the spaces in which they live and work? Visual identity has been identified by interior design gurus as a major trend for 2019, and is a way of personalising spaces and increasing the variety of ways people express themselves.   Defining visual identity Pam Mamourian of Home With Alexis, says that “the trend for 2019 is all...
[1] “Minimalism is dead.” If you’re up to date with interior design dialogue, you may have heard this phrase. Of course, such claims need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Minimalism is still loved by some, but its dominance is definitely, let’s say dormant, rather than dead. It’s taken a long time, but many are finally growing weary of minimalist design’s stark surfaces and neutral palette, swinging back towards a newly adapted concept known as modern maximalism. Many...
[1] Modern and traditional style often seem to be in opposition to each other, but can they work together to create something more sophisticated, dynamic and timeless than any one style on its own? If so, how can it be done well? Despite no concrete rules, there are ideas that have worked well in terms of interior design. We have collected our five top tips to guide you in blending your favourite styles to create the home of your dreams,...
18
Jun

All About Neuroarchitecture

by Felton Constructions
Possibly even the most high end purveyors of home designs in NSW wouldn’t use the term neuroarchitecture, which is really a fancy way of describing how design affects our physiological state, physical health and general well-being. However, taking a look at what neuroarchitecture means might certainly be of use to buyers of homes in Sydney, particularly at the high end of the market; considering many Australians spend 90 per cent of their time indoors, a truly healthy home is a worthwhile...
17
May

Passive Solar Design Unpacked

by Felton Constructions
Increased awareness of the ways in which a home’s design can enhance energy efficiency is becoming evident in many home designs NSW. NSW home builders are frequently asked to include solar panels, water conservation measures, easy transitions between indoors and outdoors and even the option to install Tesla batteries to home designs, but one of the most significant steps forward in this area is in passive solar design. Passive solar design is all about using the sun’s energy for the...
13
Apr

Felton case study: Bellevue beauty

by Felton Constructions
At Felton Constructions we’re often inspired to share global trends and inspirations with readers, but occasionally a special project of our own deserves a mention; like this gem among Sydney homes, which demonstrates a typical brief for the home designs NSW clients are currently requesting. As with leading edge designs created by many NSW home builders, the key driver for this new house in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill was to maximise natural light and ventilation in the living...
19
Feb
Award winning architects Sydney are currently fielding enquiries from luxury home clients for on trend décor schemes and appliances, layout plans and systems that will be easy to live with while at the same time offering promising re-sale value. Any number of display homes Sydney will showcase a widespread use of timber and the use of extreme dark and light stains, and even designs that mix the two. Floorboards are also being executed in wide widths, wide planks up to...