Brass House in Newcastle: Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide with Smart Design
The idea of combining urban and rural influences in the design world is one fraught with plenty of danger. Trying to blend in these two contrasting worlds can be a challenge at the best of times because of the aesthetic and functional differences that they present. But the Brass House in the coastal town of Newcastle, Australia moves past this hurdle with a residence that amalgamates bushland charm with modernity and an open living ambiance. With a busy road on one side and the bushlands along with a view of the distant coastline on the other, the house feels like a gateway from one world to another. Designed by anthrosite, the balance between various finishes, textures and ideas is what impresses us the most here.