Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
It's always nice to see historical homes adapted rather than replaced. Such was the case with this London home renovation by Ben Kilburn of Kilburn Nightingale Architects. Firstly, Kilburn restored the layout to a single-family unit from its three apartment conversion. Built to suit the needs of this family, the design called for a reorganization of the "layered" Victorian home, introducing a two-story library, an attic playroom, and easy access to the backyard. And, though modern in application, the home still maintains a loyalty to the restrained English architectural vernacular. Read more at dezeen. Photos by Charles Hosea.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
While on the subject of Swedish studio FAF, we feel obligated to share their IN SITU 01 adjustable table. FAF describes the project as "the first in a series of furniture inspired by the temporary constructions found at building sites: formwork, scaffolding and make-shift assemblages by left over material, all sharing the same esthetics of the raw and functional." It's hard to say no to a project with such devotion to finding elegance in utility. Stay tuned for more!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Renovations don't get much more thorough than this project from Dow Jones Architects in Bath, UK. The new zinc cladding creates a more efficient thermal envelope while hugely modernizing the look. Numerous new windows and the addition of a studio and garage better utilize the landscape and views. For more, visit design boom. Photos by David Grandorge.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
From the firm of Crosson Clarke Carnachan: Hut on Sleds. Situated on the Coromandel Peninsula in Whangapoua, New Zealand, the obvious starting point for the seasonal home was portability. When shuttered, the facade blends unremarkably into the landscape. When occupied, the expansive windows permit an abundance of outside in. Aware of the perils of building on the shoreline, the entire unit is maneuverable with a tow from a tractor and can be adjusted to suit a changing landscape. A space-conservative interior and an altogether humble concept make this project enviable on all fronts. Find out more at Contemporist.