This Barbican Estate apartment is the finest achievement of the architects Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. It was Grade II-listed in 2001 in recognition of its extraordinary contribution to London’s urban landscape. The spaces are small but I love the layout and the prices chosen. The complex itself is quite impressive. The inside feels 100% mid century while the exterior is leaning a little more brutalist. I think it would be a great place to live if you were to be in an apartment.
This refurbished beach house by Andy Martin Architects is a stunning example of color and texture. I am a big fan of Andy Martin work so I was excited to see a new project. This edwardian home in west London received a modern addition to the back of the home providing wide open public spaces. The rest of the original home was kept as private areas. I like how each area of the home has some what of its own personality. The use of color and texture are fun but very sophisticated.
Winspear, a hardwood flooring company has a stunning website with beautiful pictures of projects that have used their products. I believe that a floor can be one of the most important elements in the room. It can anchor the room and provide a surface to show off the interior spaces. I still have a fondness for herringbone and chevron wood floors. Overtime I see one I think “oh man”. Make sure to check out their site, lots of inspiration to see.
House BT by Bataille & iBens is a stunning home. I like the contrast of materials with the large volumes of “concrete” against the many walls of glass, both opposite in their properties involving light. I am not sure about the thin line of lighting along the ceilings, does it look to much light neon? The reflecting pool in the courtyard is another element that I love about the house, it provides another contrast against the concrete like structure.
This Prospect Heights Brownstone remodel by Buck Projects is seriously my dream home. I have been following Brent Allen Buck on Instagram for some time but recently cam across his site. This brownstone is the perfect marriage architecture and design. I adore the older architectural elements in their new bright white suits. The pieces in this place are stunning and well orchestrated, you can get the sense that the home was carefully curated. If you haven’t seen you better click READ MORE to see (to his knowledge) the world’s only complete collection of Jens Quistgaard-designed, teak pepper mills, they are displayed perfectly.
This 1933 home designed by Amyas Connell I believe would fall into the “International Style” but I may be wrong. The home is stunning and I am amazed at how well it has been preserved. From some of the arial views it looks like a tropical paradise. I won’t give to much of the history here as you can follow the link and read for yourself but here are a few key points
“This house, located in the pretty village of Grayswood near Haslemere, is one of the most remarkable and admired in the history of British architecture, a fact which is reflected in its rare Grade II* listing.
Designed by Amyas Connell, a pioneering New Zealander who settled in London and formed, alongside Basil Ward and Colin Lucas, one of the most important British architecture practices of the 20th Century, Connell, Ward & Lucas.”