Bright and spacious, the Blake House in London discovered by our site on 1st Option ranks high in inspirational details. A simple color palette defined by white and spiced up with unexpected vivid hues lets out a feeling of elegance and neatness. Each interior seems more imposing than the next and the consistent design makes the room transition very smooth.
Seekers of original decorating details will probably find the giant butterfly imprint in the main living space appealing. Embedded in a simple, white decor, its effect is memorable. We also appreciate the addition of colorful chairs, adding a touch of vitality to the spaces. The connection between the two levels of the loft is ensured by a minimalist stairway, of industrial origins. Generously-sized windows flood the loft in natural light and amplify the refinement of the overall home design. How would you comment on the atmosphere this home exudes?
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.