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The central core of the house was perceived as a storage container – a treasure trove of knowledge.

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The house evolved around the idea of printing, labelling and the history of the Family, having been in the printing and production industry since 1883, and a way in which to preserve that history. The central core of the house was perceived as a storage container – a treasure trove of knowledge.

As an overlay Piet Mondrian was introduced as a study in terms of the principles he founded of a rigid form of abstraction: allowing only for a canvas subsected into rectangles by horizontal and vertical lines, and colored using a very limited palette. From this the planning of the house is laid out in a patch work of rectangular geometric form, also alluding to print layout and labelling.

The materials are chosen for their permanence, warmth, texture and their reference to the original theme of a limited palette.

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ARCHITECTS : Studio2 Architects
PHOTOGRAPHY : Patrick Reynolds

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