Photos: Juan Tronquoy.
Working in Paris since 1979 Argentinian born artist Pablo Reinoso has been exploring the idea that timber, or lumber as Americans call wood sawn into standard-sized pieces, came from a real tree. A living thing that once grew wilfully, responding of its own accord to its environment by following nutrient and light and perhaps bending to the prevailing wind.
The artist started with an innocuous design that utilized wood. A typical park bench of a kind that is reproduced all over the world. Read more
Photos: Nerida Howard
Building on Green-Belt land, where development is greatly restricted, can be a fraught affair. In this apparently effortless example, a long and narrow barn building imposed some impractical living restrictions that could be mitigated by a simple extension to give the building more width.
Nicolas Tye Architects used the opportunity to create a thoughtful mediating space that better linked the garden with the living accommodation of the barn. The new space also extended the variety of living accommodation creating something between a simple room and a conservatory. Read more
We all want some headroom to grow and develop! When asked to extend a rather dreary brick bungalow, Re-Format designed a sort of thinking hat – an architectural manifestation of a liberating space to live and work that gives form to its owner’s dreams and desires. The extension creates a naturally lit weaving studio but with the spectacular treetop views of the garden and beyond, it is bound inspire new visions too. Read more