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Jul062011

Left of centre ... Edwards Moore

New work from Melbourne's edgy architectural firm Edwards Moore. Working with the existing structure to provide a voice to a series of spaces within an open plan floor plate their design provides distinct spaces for working, relaxing and thinking, supporting and nurturing the creative process within PR firm, Keep Left . Ben Edwards explains "To achieve this (we) designed and fabricated a series of bespoke object and elements including light fittings using photography umbrellas, illuminated signage from reflective laminated timber and a timber planter box which incorporates the entry seating area and provides an introduction to the abstract forms and spaces beyond." Edwards Moore recently featured in the pages of Inside Out magazine with their Cubby House (after the jump) inspired by the "raumplan" concept - designing continuous spaces for living rather than regularly divided floors with limited flexibility - the house has minimal doors and walls. Sharp lines contrasts with rough texture. Reclaimed limed timber, OSB, sisal, vic ash and white concrete floor provide the neutral palette balanced by a mirrored gold box. Photos by Peter Bennetts.

  

  

 

Reader Comments (14)

The PB might drive me mad after a while. But, I do like their lines and use of light though.

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

@homestilo- You could always throw some laminate over the PB for a change of pace. Just a thought. I love the umbrella light installation over the dining table. Very clever

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBev65

Like the umbrella lights, very unique and interesting! Thanks for these.

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermydeco

There's something interesting about using the board in specific, concentrated areas of the house it looks good but I agrre it may drive me mad after a while.

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermydeco

Too much board..I really like the umbrella lights- so original!

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

I'm was just curious, for those who expressed it - is is the pattern of the PB or maybe the unfinished look of it that may cause issues for you over time? Or...?

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBev65

The use of board is something completely new and interesting. I like!!

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKotilo

@Bev65 I find it overpowering- perhaps if it were in smaller installments. For example, in the kitchen, if it were just the island.

6 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

great work - these guys are doing some amazing work

7 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentergrace

Love the brollies - a little bit Mary Poppins, a little bit Magritte. And the ply - all good.

Can't bring myself to love the particle board though. The idea - yes; the look - nossomuch.

7 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpimpmybricks

I think this is so clever. Love the plywood and the particle board. Guess it is a personal taste thing but besides that I find the design very cool. Love the use of open space in such a confined space.

7 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjp

I like the choice to put the spotlight on the beauty of oriented strand board/OSB, a material that's almost always doing the work behind the scenes and showcased even less frequently than old fashioned plywood.

7 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKateD

Very cool.

13 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSVK Interior Design

For the folks who've never seen such a use of plywood/particle board, guess you've never been to a library in the po' section o' the USA or to an asian restaurant. It's been done. And 20 years or more of looking at those sad library shelves in my town lets you know that stuff ain't easy to dust. And I can visualize "Mr. Holmes on homes" smackin' his head at the use PB in the bathroom. Ah jeez...

16 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhellrazor

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