Step inside this black clad house designed by Danish firm Wienberg Architects and you enter a still world, a series of spaces that are calm and zen like. A carefully curated collection of colour and materials, black and white, concrete and wood veneer, strokes the senses. Soft and hard, warm and stark. Beautiful details only emphasis the simplicity.
Susanna Cots is an interior designer from Barcelona and this home is her creation. A skin made of wood that transversally crosses the housing is Susanna Cots‘ “leitmotiv” to develop this interior design project, the home in Barcelona of two book lovers. The starting point of the housing is located in its central nucleus where the dining room’s ceilings are dressed in wood that, at the same time, shapes the furniture that holds the TV and a bioethanol fireplace. This wooden wrapping continues across the ceiling and separates the living and the water areas inside and outside, and is subtly bathed in natural light in the bathrooms. The warm area reaches the suite defining the sleeping area and finally becoming the bed head. I really love the idea of a feature that carries from one space to the next. There’s something very inviting about that… it’s like an invisible force guiding you. And in this case it seems to act as a blanket. What a beautiful home.
… with alcohol to make me fall for this home by Dutch interior architects i29. Modern and fabulous with a limited palette of grey and white. The hero though is the plywood used repeatedly throughout the home. An often overlooked, “second class” building material is the standout here. That and the open plan design, the fireplace, the walls of glass. No definitely the plywood 😉
One day I’ll finally get the opportunity to meet/visit Jo in the subtropics of Australia, and she can explain and show me first hand what it’s like to live where indoors can meet outdoors year round. Sure, you could live that way here in Canada, but someone will eventually find you frozen in a pile of snow. In the meantime, I can dream about living in a very warm climate in a home with large moveable walls that expand your living space….such as these spectacular homes designed by Richard Kirk Architect (who coincidentally has an office in Brisbane – where Jo is).
I was super excited to stumble upon the website of Austin, TX architects Andersson-Wise. Why you may ask? One of their projects just may be my future home (the home before the jump….well, a variation of it anyway, and minus the water view dammit). Their homes are rustic and modern and works of art. Each one a dream. Well, my dream anyway. And how cool is that house lined with wood stacks?