View from Garden
Just as the blackened timber exudes a feeling of warmth and security from without, the use of a beech timber paneling to the walls and to the ceiling of the conservatory instill a sense of peace and calm within. The contrast between the outside and the inside is therefore quite striking when viewed across the threshold.
A place to rest one's elbow... and observe.
A place for homework and eating (and drinking wine).
A folded skewed island unit extending along the length of the open plan kitchen space becomes the dining table.
Storage above; storage below; storage without; storage within; storage, storage, storage! (And, of course, a place for our little friends)
A place for contemplation and an escape from the surrounding madness.
A little not-so-secret passage to facilitate the gathering of herbs for supper.
The inside out.
Openness "is an overarching concept or philosophy that is characterized by an emphasis on transparency and free, unrestricted access to knowledge and information, as well as collaborative or cooperative management and decision-making rather than a central authority. Openness can be said to be the opposite of secrecy." - Wikipedia
cooking, eating, drinking, reading, relaxing, dressing, exercising, chasing, hiding, playing, listening, reflecting - living.
The eye is drawn to the softness of the timber elements that articulate the internal spaces, in particular, the internal paneling to the folded form of the Conservatory structure that envelopes the Lounge.
...and when the last rays of the setting sun hit the Corten BBQ backdrop with a reddish-orange glow, could that be a hint?
From desk till dawn.. hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go...
I wanted a periscope but a framed view of the sun and moon will have to do.