'레트로 블링'은 복고에 대한 회귀이며 향수이다.
정직한 반사가 아닌 불규칙한 패턴의 조합과 약간은 울퉁불퉁한
미러판은 오픈플랜 구조의 집을 새로운 공간으로 전이시킨다.
왜곡되어 반사된 공간은 색다른 리듬감을 다시
내부로 되돌린다. 이렇게 복사된 공간은 다시 공간을 복사하고
순환하면서 어느샌가 원본과 복사된 공간의 구분없이 확장되어
색다른 공간의 깊이을 거주자에게 안겨주게 된다.
일반적인 주거형태에서는 사용하기 힘든 디자인 코드인 것 같다.
아무래도 가구도 배치해야 하고 어딘가에 자신의 모습이 계속 일그러진
형태로 담긴다는 것 또한 좀 불편 할 것 같기도 하다.
조금은 보수적인 공간이 나는 아직도 편안한 것 같다.
reviewed by SJ
These mirror belt details create a tradition of loos-ian sensuality
whilst feeding identities and incorporating a likeness with a mythical
symbolism of the distorted truth. These features were all constructed
on-site made out of small and non uniform pieces of bespoke custom
painted glass. What surprised us was that each single piece was split BY
HAND, now that is what we call devotion to labor. Through these
irregular finishes the whole interior surrounding reflected space, is
constantly distorted and viewed in other whole different perspectives. A
permanent illusion within a space is created with a mere turn of your
head. Nothing is like it seems and it never is. The purposeful selected
bright fabrics create vibrant tones which together with the distortions
create a prefect Alice in Wonderland vibe. Vibrancy, shapes, sizes and forms certainly introduce an indoor entertainment of their own.
These same irregularities in shape and form are also present in the furniture pieces, which were custom designed for the residence. The dining table has multiple configurations either as a 6 meter long piece or four smaller parts which is a flexibility which needs to be allowed in dining entertainment. This dynamic profile generates a different view for each guest, and in contrast to most six-meter tables, establishes no hierarchy.
After all, this is one residence where your vanity can be fulfilled through architecture. In order to control the sharpness and robustness of the mirrored form most selected furniture pieces are upholstered expressing comfort and softness to counter balance the sharpness. This contrasting effect was certainly needed isolating the forms of engagement from those of static and conceptual perception. Walking through these interiors you almost feel like being part of an art gallery where sitting is mostly in the surrounding perimeter of the structure and the artwork is dominant placed within the central space. These built in benches are present throughout the residence isolating the engagement of conversation to three people. The idea is to mingle, change discussion and entertain.
The upper level of the penthouse on the other hand, is very private. Dark atmospheric corridors with white door framing create a wonderful atmospheric feeling. The artistic exposed power cabling is rhythmical and reminiscent of another era and even more another residence. Walking up from downstairs, the greeting concept is made up of two divides. This darkened journey leads to separate colourful bedrooms. However the divide is at the same time brought together through the existence of a black and white palette broken up by vibrant colours on the outskirts. All in all, it makes for an emotional journey that is incorporated through palette and architecture.
It is fascinating the amount of power that architecture can have in your personal future. Architecture can bring people together and at the same time tear them apart. The big secret is, to know what you are designing and how you want your personal ending to read. For this residence we know one thing for sure, no matter what the ending will bring, it will definitely be re-lived over again and again.