plasticity in cozy living space

Posted in building by tot on January 7, 2009

Ceiling as a natural light diffuser

Finn Juhl is a furniture designer who lead ’50s modern design integrated with craftmanship. His plastic form of furniture are placed here on low tables, drawers, and on the floor, keeping the clear space above eye level. Then this perception is emphasized by the slightly colored ceiling which has no obstacle (except smoke dectator probably added later).

south west windows


Organic shaped fireplace embrace flame

Fireplace makes a field which attracts residents. In Juhl’s house, one comes in the heart of living room where you have an opening to the garden on the other side. Another one is in the main bedroom along the west wall where you sense more visual accent walking in from the corridor. Bottom is a fireplace at the Cafe Jacobsen in Bellevue, Copenhagen. Here the wall is undulated and swellled to make space for it. The lounge is enclosed by stepped floor, stairs, and ceiling of loft space. In our perception, the shape of fireplace respond to the stasis of flow here, and vice versa.


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