The architects from the British studio MOOARC carried a magical transformation of a small shed, built in the 15th century on the island of Guernsey (the English Channel, the Channel Islands). The old building was transformed into a modern private house, poetically named La Concha House.
Reconstructing an ancient building, the architects have focused on the eclecticism of contrasting materials that belong to different cultures – a warm stone with expressive natural texture and abundance of clear glass.
The original building was completed the missing area, so that the exterior elements of the unfinished mansion supported style of the ancient buildings.
The first floor of a new house was given to the kitchen and dining space, while, as the second-floor on the mezzanine level, fit the main living area with comfortable sofas and a library.
In this unique house, joined two epochs, a playground, sun terrace and, of course, bedrooms and bathrooms, which architects prudently placed in the back of a compact house.
Spacious glass facades turn into house are designed to fill in the light its inner space, interiors, which continues the theme of the meeting of two times. The modern furniture is combined with traditional materials finishes and elements of today underscore the distinctive flavor of the fragments have come down to us through the centuries.
And at dusk, this is almost a fairy-tale house is the most pleasant associations with mysterious ancient legends and beckons safety and comfort – the property of the present day. My home – my castle, – involuntarily comes to mind this familiar expression.
The work of authors of reconstruction can be found on the official website of the architectural studio, headquartered in London: http://www.mooarc.com/