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!