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    South-east interior corner with shoji panels, integrated windows and natural hemlock flooring.next>
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    Exercise/dining room interior with shoji panels, integrated windows and natural hemlock flooring.<back next>
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    Shoji panel detail with window insert.<back next>
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    Graden Flat private entry.<back next>
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    South-east exterior corner with shoji panels, integrated windows and patio.<back next>
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    The dormitory with Murphy bed, birch ply cabinetry, venetian plaster walls/ceiling, and polished concrete floor.<back next>
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    The dormitory with Murphy bed, birch ply cabinetry, venetian plaster walls/ceiling, and polished concrete floor.<back next>
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    Hall to shower, w/c and utility room naturally lit by glass blocks from a patio above, set in the venetian plaster ceiling.<back next>
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    Hall to shower, w/c and utility room naturally lit by glass blocks from a patio above, set in the venetian plaster ceiling.<back next>
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    Floor Plan<back


The Garden Flat was built as a self-contained apartment shoehorned into the below-deck level of an existing building (see Lammermuir).  The program for this project included providing two functional spaces.  One as a large open room for indoor exercise and, with the exercise equipment stowed away, for dinner parties served at a banquet table.  The other for comfortable en-suite sleeping and bathroom accommodations built within a fairly confined area that shares the house utilities.  A challenge of the project was to bring natural daylight and an open feeling to a partially buried lower level space.  The entire flat was given a contemporary, light and airy feeling through the use of shoji panels, glass block pavers, natural hemlock and polished concrete flooring, and a "diamond coat" venetian plaster wall finish.

Click through the slides above to view the finished Garden Flat and the floor plan, or scroll through the filmstrip below to follow the evolution of the unfinished space to completed project.


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