Black and white with hits of vibrant green , deep blues and powder pink. It’s about the drama of contrast but also a celebration of natural material, of indoor and out, of public and private, of minimalism and exploring the local building vernacular. Most of all it’s about collaboration between Jen Langston and Heather A. Wilson Architect and of course their clients.
This 1980’s villa in Saint Clement de Riviere, in the South of France was fully renovated and transformed by Baptiste Bohu Interiors into a hacienda with a mix of Spanish/Mexican architecture and Moroccan elements. In the perfect colour palette of black and white, with a bit of mustard, and lots of wood and rattan it’s a visual feast of earthy goodness in an absolutely stunning setting.
While perusing the portfolio of Cicognangi Kalla Architect I was continuously stopped in my tracks by the magical outdoor spaces featured as part of their projects. I thought I would share some of my favourites.
A little mid-week escape and where better than a verdant courtyard garden in London’s Kensington by Alasdair Cameron of Cameron Gardens. Lush, practical, stylish and green with the perfect transition between inside and out all on a narrow block the size of a handkerchief. Small IS beautiful.
After renovating and moving into a small farmhouse, a young family of five decided to transform the century-old stone barn and silo complex on their property into their new home. The main floor of the barn features very large vertical public spaces, finished in reclaimed wood and field stone. The three levels of the barn are connected by the silo which, repurposed for vertical circulation, contains an industrial, spiral stair. Fusing the aesthetics of both husband and wife was challenging, but ultimately led to the modern-rustic feel.
WOW, to live among all of that wood and stone. Being one with nature like that must be so comforting and serene. A gorgeous renovation by NYC based Cicognani Kalla Architect.