Category: Architectural Design

London House Tour: Functionality, Light and Natural Materials by Echlin

London House Tour: Functionality, Light and Natural Materials by Echlin

The design and development firm, Echlin, has remodeled a entire London house in Knightsbridge. Through a project that is a “reinterpretation” of a classic London stables house. With functionalism, flexibility, lots of natural light and natural materials.

Located in a quiet place near to Hyde Park, the 225 square meter London house is spread over three floors. And connected by an handcrafted oak staircase.

In this London house entrance, the ground floor features an hall molded in gray Pietra marble. Which is separated from a large living room, dining area and office divided from an open and sliding shelving system.

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The Dining Area

Each room follows a “broken plan” layout, in which built-in furniture and level changes help to freely demarcate different areas. The dining table features our George Dining Chair in combination with a planned bench fixed to the wall.

According to the Echlin Architect Chief, Steve Clinch, the project aimed to transform the space that was previously small and closed. Into a contemporary London house with a great sense of space.

For this, the company tried to open the entire floor plan of the London house. From wide sliding doors, which made it possible to have a view between the spaces of the house. Creating a sense of spaciousness in the width and length of this London house.

In the small office the bespoke joinery, as the open shelves divide the dining, office and living areas on the first floor.

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On the ground floor, there is a lowered seating area in order to create a visual separation, allowing the spaces to remain connected to each other. The walnut kitchen was designed by Echlin so that all utilities can be hidden behind revolving doors when the owners are entertaining.

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The ceiling with skylight

Three bedrooms are located on the first floor, where the sloping ceilings create a sense of space. While the skylights ensure that the spaces receive plenty of daylight.

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The entry of light in these environments is also helped by the fully retractable floor-to-ceiling glass door. That leads to a small terrace and frames the view of the green wall.

Sliding Doors Lead To The Bathroom

The sliding doors in the master bedroom create a visual connection from the dressing area to the master bathroom.

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Built-in and Bespoke Furniture

Many of the furniture in this London house were designed by Echlin and made in collaboration with a network of qualified craftsmen. According to the studio, the feeling of calm and tranquility of this London house was created through the use of natural materials, organic textures and a palette of soft colors. Meanwhile, the use of metal surfaces and traditional colors point to the historic location of the house.

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Due to the current world situation and to the fact that we are at home for longer. The Projects tendency is to have a focus on the man. Through comfortable, practical environments and using natural materials to benefit the occupant’s space well-being.

Photos Taran Wilkhu

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Meet Our Favorite Designers From AD100 2021

The AD100 is the Architectural Digest’s list that every year launches the interior designers and architecture professionals who stood out in the market throughout the world during the year.   

So, on this article, we will introduce our favorite designers and architectures that are featuring at AD100 2021:

Beata Heuman

For the first time on AD100 Beata Heuman is a london designer that combines Scandinavian design features with a family aesthetic. What results in very refreshing interiors. After working closely for years with the giant designer Nicky Haslam, Heuman opened her own design studio.

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Ad100 - Beata Heuman - wtc

Her studio takes a totally immersive approach. Her designs have a playful nature, however, her attention to detail is fantastic. And the future promises to be even brighter for Heuman and her studio. As next year, she will launch a book with her tailored interiors.

Clements Design

Kathleen and Tommy Clements are the creators of Clements Design that features this year on AD100. It’s powerful interior design company that focuses on designing layered and highly cured residential projects. Their projects go from Neo-Paladian villas to modern mansions.

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Ad100 - Clements Design

The mother and son team worked with some of Hollywood’s best stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Adam Levine. Their projects come for the simple, which reinforces the concept ‘‘ don’t think too much ’’.

Kéré Architecture

Francis Kéré first gained prominence when his architecture office was distinguished with the esteemed Aga Khan Architecture Award in 2004.  This award was for his first project, a school in Burkina Faso wich he was able to design in collaboration with Gando native residents.

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Ad100 - Kere Architecture

Other of his projects are the doctors’ homes in Burkina Faso, the Obama Legacy Campus in Kegalo and the Beijing Pavilion. Besides this his next projects will be a secondary school in his hometown of Gando, as well as a memorial to former President Thomas Sankara in Ouagadougou.

WHY Architecture

WHY Architecture is a multidisciplinary company best known for its innovative character. The company works through holistic and sustainable projects, giving a new concept to contemporary culture. Having Kulapat Yantrasast as the creative director. 

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Ad100 - Why Architecture

In 2020 Why Architecture developed renovation projects for architecture offices, as expanded its original design from the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. In addition to redesigning the Museum of Asian Art in San Francisco and renovating a wing of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi is an iranian Designer that grew up in the United States and built her career in France. Mahdavi stands out due all the diversity and experience that she brings to her works. With a great capacity to mix different styles and unusual shapes.

She projects modern with a classic twist and sober materials with trendy colors. Along with mixing such different materials, textures and objects, she manages to combine everything harmoniously.

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Ad100 - India Mahdavi

Thus her works as London Sketch, L’Apogee Courchevel and a myriad of hyper-colored macaroon Laduree restaurants have withstood the tests of time and Instagram with equal self-confidence. As a result Mahdavi has branched out to design almost every product category imaginable.

Going from cloud-shaped cups for Nespresso to the colorful print clothing line for French mega retailer Monoprix.

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler, one of the most renowned designers in Los Angeles and featuring on AD100 hall of fame, she’s responsible for refining the “boutique hotel” appearance is also a former participant of Bravo TV where she obtained mega-celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Gwen Stefani as her clients.

Her diverse work ranges from modernism to Memphis in her interior projects and furniture, fabrics and lighting lines.

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Ad100- kelly wearstler

Ashe Leandro

This New York company makes its mark in the design world with personalized and relaxed interiors. By the creative duo A + L founded exactly 10 years ago. For instance, a decade later, the couple continue to drive projects with a unique style and a special focus on children’s bedrooms. As a result this year they are on the AD100 2021 list.

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Ad100 - Ashe Leandro

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Most known architects- Museum of tomorrow- Santiago Calatrava

Top 5 Most Known Architects In the World

Most known architects- Museum of tomorrow- Santiago Calatrava

Museum of Tomorrow by Santiago Calatrava

The most known architects in the world not only leave their mark on each project of them, but also contribute to the advancement of humanity. To proof this the latest trends in the area, are architectural projects that focus on the use of advanced technologies and sustainable architecture. Important subjects for the future.

So to honor and learn from the most known architects in the world, we have prepared a selection of the great architectural projects all over the world and their creators work story. Check bellow!

1-NORMAN FOSTER

Norman Foster, one of the most known architects, was born in England in 1935. He always worked hard to be able to pay for his studies and fulfill his dream of becoming an architect.

In 1963, he set up the “Team 4” his famous architectural firm. In addition to Foster, architects as Georgie and Wendy Cheesman and Richard Rogers worked with him.

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Most Known Architects- 30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe

It was in this period that he became known for his works. In his projects he uses  modern materials and the most advanced technology. Creating a futuristic landscape in the cities.

His visionary work makes him to be responsible for creating the High Tech architecture. Which today contributes to sustainable actions and the growth of smart cities and it is most known architects.

2-FRANK GEHRY

It is no exaggeration to say that, without the works of Frank Gehry, architecture would be much more boring and conservative. The architect was born in 1929, in Canada, but naturalized as an American.

His creativity was always present in his work. Starting as a furniture designer, he saved money from selling the objects, to start his career as an architect with the renovation of his own house.

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Most known Architects- Guggeheim Museum

Guggeheim Museum

His work on his house drew attention in his city. And that was when he started to carry out more projects. Over the years, his talent and daring made him earned worldwide fame.

Frank Gehry’s  is most known architects and his works are marked by bold aesthetics, complex shapes and the use of different materials. He is considered one of the most important name of deconstructivist architecture.

 

3-SANTIAGO CALATRAVA

Santiago Calatrava, most known architects, was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1951. In 1974, he is graduated as an architect in his hometown. After he left for Switzerland to complete another degree of engineer, still doing a doctorate.

His technical background explains his different work process. Which involves creating faithful replicas of his projects on large scales.

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Most Known Architects- Path Station

Path Station

This process helps to test the functioning of the joints, rods, gears and other characteristics of the architect’s beautiful works.

His projects, always technological, stand out for the sensation of movement, organic presence and surrealist characteristics.

4- RENZO PIANO

Renzo, most known architects, is an Italian architect graduated from the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic Institute of Milan.  In 1970, Piano founded the agency “Piano & Rogers” with Richard Rogers, his partner in the Pompidou Center project in Paris.

 Later, in 1977, he founded the “Piano & Rice” studio together with Peter Rice, a professional personality who had worked with Renzo Piano on many projects. The partnership continued until his partner death in 1992. 

Most known Architects- Renzo Piano
Most Known Architects-Shard London Brigde

Shard London Brigde

Finally, Piano founded his own studio in Genoa. Known as “Renzo Piano Building Workshop”. His architectural history has very well known and renowned works in worldwide.

However, Piano never tires of producing his fantastic high-tech architecture that fascinates anyone from his imposing constructions wrapped in a mysticism and unique characteristics that give life to his works.

5- MARCIO KOGAN

Another name for the most known architects is Marcio Kogan is a Brazilian architect, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 1976. He is the son of the engineer Aron Kogan, who became known in the 50s and 60s for designing and constructing large buildings in São Paulo, such as the Edifício São Vito and the Mirante do Vale Building that is largest skyscraper in Brazil, with 170 meters.

During the first years of his career, Marcio divided the activity of architecture with cinema, in partnerships with Isay Weinfeld, his college colleague. In 1988, the duo produced the feature film Fogo e Paixão and, between 1995 and 2004, held 5 exhibitions on architecture and humor together.

Most known Architects-Marcio Kogan
Most known architects- Redux House

Redux House

Since 2001, Marcio Kogan started to be famous internationally. Currently, in addition of his projects in Brazil, he has projects in countries such as Uruguay, Chile, Peru, United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, India, Israel and Indonesia.

Kogan, most known architects, works with architectural detail and formal simplicity between internal and external space. That greats climatic comfort, through passive sustainability, using of pure volumes and application of traditional elements of Brazilian architecture such as muxarabis and indoor plants. In addition, he used to use raw materials such as wood, concrete and stones.

 

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