From the beginning of the project, the architects had a very clear idea of what they wanted to achieve.
They wanted to create a space that was a natural fit for the space they wanted for their office.
In other words, it had to feel like a place you could spend time with your loved ones.
The rooms are designed around the naturalistic principles of the natural environment.
The walls are lined with natural vegetation and the furniture is handcrafted in wood.
The furniture is sourced locally and handcrafted with care.
When it comes to the walls and floors, they’re a mix of natural and organic materials.
“When it comes down to it, our office has to be functional and inviting,” says Michael.
“We want the furniture to be able to be made of materials that are easily available in the marketplace.
It has to feel alive. “
The natural feel of the spaces has to come from the materials that we choose.
It has to feel alive.
And we want to create spaces that are both visually pleasing and functional.”
The designers wanted to build in natural light, and the natural light reflects the natural colors of the room.
“In our case, it’s a combination of natural light and color, so it has a nice contrast between light and dark,” explains Michael.
They chose natural stone, which reflects the light from the surrounding area.
“It’s not a heavy material that has to absorb all the light, but it’s light-reflective.
The stone reflects light that comes from the windows, but the natural color also reflects that light.
The color is natural and very pleasing.”
The rooms also have a strong emphasis on symmetry, as they don’t feature anything too fancy.
“Our rooms are meant to look like a circle,” says Brian.
“A circle of space that you can walk around and sit in.”
Each room is connected by a stairwell, which is the primary way that people get around.
The designer says that they want to avoid having to add unnecessary obstacles.
“There’s a reason we call them stairwells,” says Mike.
“If you’re going to create an environment, you should have stairs, so you can see all the way around.”
The floors are made of reclaimed wood that’s been recycled, which the designers say is the most sustainable way to make furniture.
“Recycled wood is very sustainable, because it’s not just wood but also other materials that have been treated with chemicals that can leach into the environment and contaminate the environment,” explains Brian.
The natural materials in the room also reflect the natural surroundings.
“You see in nature a lot of birds, bats, plants, etc.,” explains Michael, “so that’s part of the appeal of the furniture.”
The entire project took them about three years to design, complete, and build.
They plan to be open to everyone for a few weeks in January 2019.
“This is a place that we think people will love,” says Eric.
“Because the rooms feel alive, and they reflect the energy that the room has to have, we think they’ll be a great fit for a lot more people in the future.”
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