Thursday, February 4, 2010

i29 Architects

My latest post over at Design Milk features the work of my favorite architects! Love this space!
This residence at the Singel, Amsterdam is yet another amazing project by i29 Interior Architects, one of my absolute favorite interior architecture firms. i29 is innovative in their approach, but they are able to keep their designs so simple by combining materials in such an awe inspiring way while maintaining an incredible sense of calmness. This design takes things one step further outside the box, or maybe I should say inside the walls. This space is made up of freestanding objects and interior volumes. Within the space you feel the openness, but the interior of the volumes feel very intimate. The kitchen and wardrobe are contained within one volume near the entrance. The burled walnut is so rich against the white epoxy floors and white walls. This space seriously takes my breath away!

I studied the design of this bathroom for about 10 minutes before I realized that the exterior walls are not glass that allows the connection between the indoors and outdoors, but that they are a living Plantwall that is actually inside the bathroom and acts as a backdrop for the entire interior. Check out the entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. The small medallion on the white terracotta gable at the roof top proudly professes "pure pork products," so maybe this is the place. As per the said reader's memory of it, there apparently was sawdust strewn on the marble floors of the interior so that folks wouldn't slip on it.