QUIET HOUSE FRANCE BY ARTELABO

QUIET HOUSE FRANCE BY ARTELABO

Quiet House France by Artelabo
Artelabo : Located in a village in the south of France, the project of “quiet villa” meets a very particular context.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
The land on which it fits, of very small size, is located between a vineyard shed in operation to the West, the parking of a neighbour to the East, surrounded by their access road, a main street to the south. Oriented to the North, it is also subject to a regime of prevailing winds. But it enjoys an exceptional and breathtaking view on the valley.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
The aim of the project is therefore to create the conditions for an intimacy, an introverted house, hidden from the sight, entirely turned towards the landscape. Its architecture is characterized by a regular, simple and systematic composition, using a banal constructive language and an obvious formal register, which, by disrupting the codes of the usual, gives a singular aesthetic to be seen.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Using regular measures, the project is based on a grid of 3m in width and 4m in depth. Two units of space correspond to a built volume, the third forms an outer space. The overall geometry of the house is based on a repeated sequence of four volumes, inscribed in a regular pattern, enclosed within a peripheral wall, and organizing four courtyards within the dwelling. Their form, with two slopes of roof, evokes a small house.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
One the one side, the expression of the project refers directly to the question of domesticity and traditional individual habitat, as well as the constructive means employed, banal and typical of the south of France (masonry, plaster, roof tile) create a contextual, cultural and landscape link between the construction and its site. One the other side, its compositional play and its lack of lateral opening make it a strange architectural object.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
A large fixed frame opens wide the house on the landscape. Its powerful contrast between its opaque and closed external appearance and the intensity of the light provided by courtyards, gives strength to its interior space. All rooms open on one, two or three courtyards and the panorama, through a single system of aligned glass doors. The same flooring is used throughout the project, which creates confusion between the spaces of the house and those of the courtyards, which are real living rooms and extensions of the interior spaces, allowing to be inside while being outside
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Some signs make its mediterranean lifestyle tangible : a steel grid with reminiscent motifs of « moucharabieh », an entrance opening on a courtyard , a very white coating reflecting light and summer heat … With its great brightness in all seasons, its an animated picture on the landscape in the background, or its changing looks on the sky, the home offers a serene poetic, and intimate living environment. The quiet villa, thus creating its context, its way of life, shows by very simple means, the possible offered by the architecture.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Photo Courtesy : Marie-Caroline Lucat

 

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AN INTERVIEW WITH BETHAN GRAY : WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS BEST BRITISH DESIGNER AWARD

AN INTERVIEW WITH BETHAN GRAY : WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS BEST BRITISH DESIGNER AWARD

An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
Index Design Series Dubai 2017 : Bethan Gray,  winner  of  the prestigious Best  British  Designer  award,  has  an  extraordinary  background.  Her family  hails  from  an ancient  Rajasthani  clan  that  over  centuries  migrated  across  Arabia  and  Persia  before  settling  in  the  Celtic  heartland  of  Wales.  It’s  a journey and heritage that weaves a rich pattern of influences and inspirations, which draw on craft traditions of both East and West.
To this  Bethan  adds  an  innate  ability  to  translate  and  transform  a  variety of  cultural  references  into  iconic  contemporary  pieces. “Cultural referencing is at heart of my design philosophy. Through my travels and research I’m inspired to create original contemporary pieces that resonate with global, as well as local, audiences. I’m particularly drawn to the graphic nature of Islamic art and craft, says Bethan.  Her work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Milan, London and Dubai, and her own boutique collections are available globally from leading retailers such as Harrods, Liberty, Le Bon Marche and Lane Crawford.
An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
TID : How excited are you to be making your debut appearance at INDEX?
BG: I’m really thrilled! I love the excitement of trade fairs, and am particularly intrigued by this year’s INDEX. It’s going to be fascinating to see for the first time all that is on offer across the show, as well as experience the fully-immersive features – I’m intrigued! We’ll be having elements from our Shamsian Collection on display both in the VIP Oasis, which was designed by our close partners Harrods Interiors, as well as on our stand in the Luxury Pavilion. I can’t wait to hear the feedback.  It’s going to be a busy show!
TID : You describe your signature style as incorporating “a love of detail, tactile textures, and luxurious materials such as semi-precious stones, marble, wood, and hand-tooled leather”. INDEX 2017 is all about design for the senses. Do you consider that kind of sensory stimulation a vital part of design and, if so, why?
BG: Being a designer I am of course a very visual person. In my designs I focus on the use of graphic pattern and colour palette, as I think in combination these can have a powerful effect on one’s mood – we all have a very visceral reaction to colour and pattern. Recently I’ve designed a café. The brief was to evoke an emotion of my choice – and I chose “calm”. We created cosy inviting areas, using pink and jade veneer fretwork, with inlayed brass. The result was also very textural, which added a sense of belonging and warmth.  Finally wave music was added to really promote a sense of balance and harmony. It’s been very effective.
An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
TID : What is your own personal mantra when it comes to any product you design?
BG: I focus on creating pieces that are warm, contemporary, timeless and elegant. I love to use high-quality natural materials, with a focus on craftsmanship – pushing the boundaries where possible.
TID : As a first time visitor to INDEX, where we have more than 800 furniture and product exhibitors, what kind of items on show do you think will really pique your interest?
BG: I’ve been working closely with master craftsmen from the GCC for many years now, from founding the Ruby Tree with Islamic Arts and Crafts Scholar M Abdul Karim Crites to working with renowned Iranian artist Mohamed Reza Shamsian in Oman. I’m really looking forward to seeing other elements of master craftsmen’s work on show that I may not have come across before.
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TID : What are some of your favourite 2017 design trends?
BG: For me, 2017 colours such as pink, jade and teal will continue to be popular, especially in combination with warm metallics. Rich patterns and textures will be combined in a new contemporary decorative style. This is a big move away from the Scandinavian pared-back style we’ve seen dominate over the last few years.
The pieces you create have “a rich pattern of influences and inspirations, which draw on craft traditions of both East and West”, with you citing your own Arabian heritage as being a key influence on your work. What similarities do you find between the two design styles, despite their obvious differences? What is your secret to combining the two in a way that seems so natural and organic?
BG: In my work, I focus on the similarities between the craft traditions of the East and West. In fact, the East has been very instrumental in inspiring and informing design styles that are now common place in the West – such as monochrome. It’s my own and my ancestor’s journeys that influence and inspire me to look for these similarities.
At the heart of my design process is cultural referencing – through my travels and research I’m inspired to create original contemporary pieces that resonate with global, as well as local, audiences.
An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
TID : Where, for you, does the balance lie between style and functionality in both design and interiors?
BG: For me, design itself is about finding the right balance. I like to create an atmosphere that is inclusive and comfortable, featuring symmetry, making it easy on the eye and helping balance the senses.  It’s important to me though that this balance is carried through in terms of usage and practicality of the interiors, and with pragmatism and functionality important in the design of the pieces.
TID : What can you tell us about your latest range?
BG: My latest range is the Shamsian Collection, created in collaboration with Mohamed Reza Shamsian, a highly sought after, masterful Iranian artist, and his team of 70 highly skilled craftsmen based in Muscat, Oman. The collection is inspired by regional architecture, and features intricate marquetry, a traditional Islamic craft dating back to the sixteenth century, on Italian stained birds-eye maple, in stunning combination with solid brass or iridescent mother of pearl. Detailing on the beautiful Nizwa cabinet takes inspiration from the rounded architectural castellation patterning of the Nizwa Fort in Oman whereas detailing on the Dhow takes inspiration from the sails of the regional sailing boats.

 

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PIERRE-PERRET SCHOOL’S EXTERIOR IN FRANCE IS DESIGNED LIKE AN UFO

PIERRE-PERRET SCHOOL’S EXTERIOR IN FRANCE IS DESIGNED LIKE AN UFO

Ameller, Dubois & Associés  : The early childhood school complex designed by Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois in the suburban town of Serris, east of Paris, does not seem to be particularly alien or extravagant. But the urban context makes the new building a real UFO, as the Pierre-Perret school is located near Disneyland Paris.
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Since its inauguration in 1992, the notorious amusement park has been a true engine of economic development. But it also provides its peculiar aesthetic direction, somewhere between The Truman Show and an impersonation of Parisian late XIXth century style. In this artificial area, the architects challenged the local mainstream tastes with their new school.
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
“We did think of this school project as an opportunity – and almost a duty – to place there a hint, a clue about what a pleasant life may be away from the Disneyland influences. A humble piece of genuine architecture of the early XXIst century seemed to be what the inhabitants of Serris needed most, for their youngest children to grow aware of their time.”
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Fortunately, a recent awards jury shared this point of view, and liked the wooden touch of the design (totally alien to Serris until then). “No one felt insulted”, says Jacques Dubois, “as we certainly did not make fun of the existing town. We just felt it deserved to switch to something a little more genuine, step by step. This is the first step, and the population seems to appreciate it.”
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO

 

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IN LIFELONG PURSUIT OF DESIGNS : DR PETER ZEC

IN LIFELONG PURSUIT OF DESIGNS : DR PETER ZEC

In Lifelong Pursuit Of Designs : Dr Peter Zec

Red Dot Design Awards 2016 : Business News : On 1 April 1991, Peter Zec took over the running of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. Since its founding in 1954, the organisation had largely been active at a regional level and held design competitions focused on German products. Peter Zec saw the opportunity to develop global recognition for an organisation that had, until then, not been well known. Twenty-five years on, the Design Zentrum boasts international branch offices and has achieved world renown with the coveted Red Dot award. The organisation’s head has become one of the best known personalities in the design world whose stars he regularly entices to visit Essen.

Creating & Finding A Focal Point Of Our Home Design –Part Two

Title - Living Room Window Sil Decor

In the last article of this series we read and understood about creating a focal point of your interior design & decor, while retaining many elements like entertainment and warmth intact for your family. Now, as we discussed last time about fire place and TV unit, which might play your focal point; in this part of series we would be discussing about creating your focal point if you have a large window which gives you an incredible city view or nature view. So let’s get started.

Living Room Wall Art Decor Living Room Window

 

We can always find the focal point while standing right in the room. Look for that thing which inspires you the most and you want to build your decor theme around that object, or piece de resistance.

Bedroom Window Decor & Curtains Let’s Get Inspired First

When you actually get down to defining the focal point of your living room, then be ready. Inspiration can come from anywhere. You just need to build your decor theme around some conversation starters like a view from room, or an art piece, some exotic color used in upholstery etc. As said earlier, find a spot where the conversation can start in your living room. It might be your silken rug or even a large Chinese urn which you last bought on your travels. Make use of best conversation starters and showcase them proudly.

Play With The View

If you are one of those lucky ones to have a large glass window, which overlooks the great city skyline or beautiful hedges of wonderful flowers, then count on your lucky stars. Enjoy this incredible view like you can soak it in your being. Just flash it to all your visitors! They would surely be dazzled. Place a large sofa and some accent chairs around this window so everyone can get the best view. Do not put anything in direct view of the window, which might block the amazing view. We should also match our indoor decor as per view, like we can have a metropolitan contemporary theme if we overlook the city commercial skyline or we can have floral prints, in case it overlooks the garden. You can bring the outdoor theme indoors with your imagination.

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All About Art

Art: If you can afford one, then flaunt one. This should be the mantra of your displaying art. If you possess an art piece that you adore, then we suggest it to be your best focal point. Believe us, this would be the greatest conversation starter. Find the most prominent place in your living room where you can place this piece as a star. Put some console table or a wonderful chest drawer along with it. You can even place your sofa and accent chairs which faces the art work so naturally everyone would get the first look of your proud piece. Before placing this art piece, you should redo the lighting of that specific area which plays due importance to this art piece. Mediocre lighting can downgrade the effect of this art piece. Correct and focused lighting can bring the spectacular effect of this art piece.

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MAKING WINDOWS WORK FOR YOUR HOME INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECOR

Windows with Bluw Curtains in Lounge

Windows play a vital role in the architecture as well designing of a house. Its need is felt for the functionality aspect of this element. It allows wonderful airflow and natural light into the home. The positioning of this element is kept in mind by the architect while designing the house. The layout plan takes care of the sunrise and sunset directions. An airy and well lit house is a perfect example of great architecture and wonderful living.

Bedroom Windows Window & Curtains in Kids Room

 

Once the architects’ job is done, it is you and/or your interior designer who has to look at making these windows work in your favor there by doing the perfect Interiors for a home. There are many tricks and ideas which can work to transform a window of opportunity even when they are posing a design predicament…

Window with House Plants Windows in Home Office

 

Living Room Windows

I would be really jealous of a friend who has large French windows or more so French door in her Living Room. Play around these enviable architectural element by leaving some walk around distance between them and your furniture. If your French door opens into the living room, you can place one or two furniture pieces making it a small seating area. If the place is less for seating, try a console table with few accent pieces on it. Make sure to leave enough room to open and close the door.

To showcase a French window or a bay window; make good use of the space by placing a sofa table between your sofa or sectional and window. This also provides a pretty place to display your collection of accents. Just be sure to leave enough room behind the table so you can easily close the blinds or drapes.

Windows with Candles

Bedroom Windows

A wall of windows presents an airy room for a blissful sleep. If you wish to be creative and place these windows as a backdrop to your bed, go ahead and do it. For your window treatments, choose floor-skimming curtains or drapes on either end that will frame the bed magnificently. Be sure you leave enough space between your headboard and window so curtains can be drawn at night.

If your bed runs parallel to this window, take benefit of the extra space underneath the window by using a bench or two-seater sofa, to create a cozy seating area. No worries if the bench you choose isn’t as wide as the window—simply draw the curtains in to the width of your bench/ sofa to create visual balance.

For our urbanites with loft-style front bedrooms, we recommend positioning your bed in front of your sky-high windows. This will ensure the morning sun, stays out of your eyes while filling in some of that empty vertical space.

Dining Room Windows

It’s essential to leave adequate gap behind your dining chairs, so you can slip out from under the table effortlessly. A dining room featuring French doors requires additional space on the side they’re on (36 inches is ideal) to create a walkway. Centering your table in front of the doors will create symmetry and help maximize your view outdoors elongating the space too.

Establish an alfresco feel during these months of fall, by positioning your dining table set adjoining your windows. You and your family will love feeling the breeze as you eat. Just remember, the same rule of leaving a border between the windows and the table for the comfortable movements around the table.

In a formal dining room, always dress your windows to amaze! Long, Floor-length curtains help elongate the look of the windows while heightening the drama. It adds the majestic design element to the overall interiors of the home.

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