Left of centre … Edwards Moore

Posted on Wed, 6 Jul 2011 by midcenturyjo

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.



Alyssa says:

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

Bev65 says:

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…?

Kotilo says:

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

homestilo says:

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

grace says:

great work – these guys are doing some amazing work

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.

jp says:

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.

KateD says:

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.

Very cool.

hellrazor says:

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…

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