david adjaye : recycled architecture


one of the most interesting architects in england for me is david adjaye. when he turns buildings upside down and gives them new life. here with the dirty house in east london, (just around the corner from redchurch street, the coolest street in london, with hostem and other great shops) he made an un-interesting 1980’s brick building into a beautiful gallery studio, painted it black, with black mirrored windows, and set a white roof above for the apartment of the owner. his use of spaces are like that of the japanese architects i like, but with a raw edge. rough cut wood, rough plaster , nothing too perfect or minimal.  openhouse


photo above : peter dixie


and this is the pavilion for the london design festival





and a wonderful wooden kitchen



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