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23.2 HOUSE:
ANGULAR
ODE
TO RURAL LIFE

29 May 2015 |

23.2 House with very unusual angular shape is surrounded by beautiful Canadian meadows.

Designer Omer Arbel wished to preserve wooden beams with truly rich history and insisted that any plank with nail marks and chipped paint wouldn’t be cut or restored during renovation. This allowed giving the house its stunning geometrical character.

«Chemistry between the materials and the process», as the designer expressed it, has inspired him to create textured concrete walls and walnut furniture.

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The designer called the house the «angular ode to rural life».

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Omer Arbel, the creative director of Bocci industrial design studio, designed this house for his colleague Randy Bishop. Before he started work, he had three main tasks: to create absolute connection between internal and external spaces; build only one level; the most crucial – to use wooden beams aged 100 years that formerly were on the warehouses of Bishop’s ancestors.

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The house is made in origami technique, with triangle shape that we organically blended with the landscape

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All Arbel’s projects — both products and architectural objects — have their chronological number system. This house is the 23d designer’s project, and his unique glass pendants marked 28 stress almost every room.

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Bishop is an ardent collector of vinyl records that he keeps on a shelving unit 1.1 – first Arbel’s work reproduction. Kids often spend time playing video games in a great room.

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Family photos hang in the corridor.

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Time to read in the opened kitchen.

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Walnut doors form the corner in the foyer.

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Master’s en suite bedroom enveloped with white tiles.

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This mudroom facing an internal courtyard is perfect for shoe storage. Each family member has his own shelf backlit by light from the window.

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This mudroom facing an internal courtyard is perfect for shoe storage. Each family member has his own shelf backlit by light from the window.

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Sliding doors cast fun light on the concrete floor.

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The same solar spotty print is casted by wooden shades installed throughout the house.

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Number 14 scones by Arbel create a magnificent effect on the walls of the master bedroom.

I wanted to make this place cozier and more home-like. What I don’t like in modern architecture is that they often forget about cozy things…

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