So much to admire in this London House by Takero Shimazaki Architects, listed today on The Modern House.
Upfront, I’ll say that my least favourite aspect of it is the exterior as I’m not fond of wood cladding but, each to their own, it’s a thing. However, the rest of it … beautiful.
From The Modern House website:
Modestly veiled behind layers of silvering chestnut cladding, this monastic oasis, with courtyard garden, has recently been completed to a beautifully contemplative and tactile design by Takero Shimazaki Architects. The house can be found on Tiverton Road, a short walk from Kensal Rise, between the green spaces of Queen’s Park and Tiverton Green.
Taking its inspiration from Turner’s ‘Interior of an Italian Church’ the house is intended as a sanctum from the modern world, its monolithic structure and measured pools of light a rare environment for focus and reflection. The design expertly marries light and lighting with a simple, textured palette of concrete, natural wood and stone, echoing the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi …
And you’ll have to click across to view more images and the full listing here.
I’m so drawn to the ‘monastic’ simplicity and ‘monolithic structure’ of the architecture and interiors seen in this house. I find both extraordinarily peaceful and calming – much as I feel in contemplating Rothko’s work – but I’m not sure I have the lifestyle to live in such a pared down way
Nevertheless, inspirational. I shall be looking to allow for some space in my own home project to reflect the qualities that I find so soothing here.
Weekend Smiles 💋