The Black House sits on a 4m by 3m foot print, and reaches a max hight of 4m. The proportions while relatively small give the right balance of scale in the garden. The outer skin of the building is black to reflect the barn and the inner white allowing the lighting to have maximum reflection at night. The inner beams which we normally have left exposed as natural ply finish are in the case sprayed black also with a PU coating. This coating gives the beams an intriguing rubbery tactile feel to them.
Each end of the Black house is finished off with the AirClad signature float glass flush faces in graphite tint. The whole design just sits on the ground with no need for foundations and has an integral flooring system. In this design we have use an eco recoiled wood and plastic flooring as you may well find in any normal garden. This again keeps with the theme to use ready made materials which are local builder friendly.
The Black House can be installed in a day with a day to dress and fit out the interior. Whilst this project was for an exhibition the end use would see it ideally being used as a garden room, pool house, home office, play room, or best of all in good ole british style as a place to make home made wine and test it with your mates on a long summers evening. The Black Houses are made to order from £16,000.
Posted by Deborah Mclean on October 17, 2013
In my masters work ATLAS; I have visualized the dialogue between the craft world and the industrial world in the context of corpus. Corpus is the term used in Sweden for silversmithing. By looking differently at the tradition of making corpus which has a long history and by juxtaposing this craft world to the industrial world, I have created a visual and tactile landscape in which the aesthetics and materials of industrial and hand made objects are combined. These combinations of materials and processes will continue to give birth to “new corpus” presented on there own landscape.
Posted by Deborah Mclean on September 18, 2013