When clients start remodeling, bigger is often the name of the game, especially when it comes to bathrooms. Not so for Lian Eoyang, of the San Francisco–based firm VIF Studio and her clients’ master bath in their expansive home outside Boston. Instead, she took a sprawling space, actually a his-and-hers set-up, and made it more intimate and user-friendly, swapping in a soothing palette of black, white and gray, along with equally quiet materials. Highlights include a two-person shower, a new closet for the toilet and a tub ringed with loose stones for a dramatic textural statement. We were so intrigued by this jewel box of a space, we asked Eoyang for more details, and she was happy to oblige.
First published in hard cover in 2012, this paperback edition is a great bargain, for the author's 500 photographs capture the sensual beauty and bracing simplicity of architecture that enshrines light as a precious commodity. These are buildings that, like hardy plants, are adapted to long dark winters, and brief but brilliant summers. And they've found an ideal chronicler, for Plummer, Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Illinois, studied light-art with György Kepes and apprenticed to photographer Minor White. Light is his passion and this new study ri
vals his earlier book, The Architecture of Natural Light.
This year marks FORM's 15th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we'll be sharing stories and videos from our archives that highlight our history and unqiue perspective on architecture and design. Today we're delighted to bring you an exclusive archival video interview between our publisher, Ann Gray, and Paul Matt, of Matt Construction.
Just when we thought translucent concrete was one of the most unusual design ideas we'd come across—until we got a look at it that is—we’ve found another one. Get ready for the wood light bulb, a collaboration between Kyoto-based designer Ryosuke Fukusada and LEDON, an Austrian firm that’s on the leading edge of LED technology.
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