Writer Ken Worpole looks at Ben Rivers' work and his curated exhibition Edgelands as a starting place to consider experiments in living, life and new kinds of hope on the margins.
The genteel traditions of the English drawing room have been redrafted by designer Faye Toogood. Visitors to the building are invited to relax in an environment that evokes a derelict country house – although in this case the surrounds have been literally drawn in.
The project involved the conversion of two semi-detached houses in central Oxford into one family home. Two existing Victorian houses are joined together by introducing a new staircase clad in stained timber at the centre of the plan and perpendicular to the party wall.
The 9th edition of PAD London opened to the public on 14th October after two intensely lucrative VIP previews setting the tone for a week of strong sales across all genres. The fair attracted over 27,000 visitors to Berkeley Square, achieving record attendance and confirming its position as London's leading art and design fair.
The project was designed for a warehouse space constructed in the mid-20th century on Ramírez de Velasco Street, between Darwin and a crossing of the San Martín train line. The drab facade in no way suggests the vast space that stretches out towards the center of the block. For many years, this large industrial vessel full of air and light was used to store industrial parts.
The house is located near the popular tourist resort Divčibare, on the slope of Mount Maljen in western Serbia. Although the plot has been overrun with small pine trees, it still bears the original character of the open field. To minimize disturbance to the site and as a reference to the surrounding hilly terrain, the house is built into the hillside.
Over 40 years ago, a couple purchased a quarter acre of land located 500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. The state, county, and town codes evolved and what was purchased as a buildable lot had to undergo extensive negotiations to permit even the smallest house allowed. With a footprint of 15’ x 20’ and a height of two stories, 600 square feet was the largest house that could be built.
This beautiful brownstone located in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights boast a modern, open floor but it was not always like that.
It took years of maintenance to renovate the 1800’s details and destitute architecture of this home. Now, with a new façade, windows, roof, and garden inspired by the home’s original feel, Buck Projects two-unit home is a contemporary dream.
The client inherited this apartment from her grandmother’s brother in 1955. The house is made of stones and pise. Their uncle Andor became the head of the post office in Mátraszentimre. That’s how they named it the House of the Postmaster.
A Lisbon couple sets off into a real estate adventure and purchases, with an impulse, a small plot with four ruins in the middle of Alentejo called Moinho do Barroco (Barroco’s Water Mill). The location is remote, without paved road access and only accessible in summer, as the river fills and overflows in winter.
Winkley Workshop is a new three storey 2-bedroom residence on the site of a former upholsterer’s workshop measuring 12m long by 3.7m. Upon this small plot, a 2-bedroom open plan home with strong interconnectivity between internal and external spaces has been achieved.