June 05, 2017
Those who have misgivings about living in bungalows are sure to change their minds after seeing the Light Corridor house by Australian architects Figr.
Squeezed into a tight plot between two buildings, the house takes the shape of a rectangular box with a half-gabled roof, the eaves of which extend to create a shaded corridor along the side of the house which opens up to a lush courtyard garden. This design gives the building a sense of lightness as well as letting plenty of light inside.
Timber is used extensively throughout, from the facade of vertical wooden slats and sliding screens outside to the floors, ceilings and panelling inside. Despite this, the house doesn't feel like a sauna, thanks to the clever juxtaposition of different types of timber and the extensive use of colour black as a way to divide and frame different areas. The dark mirrors behind the kitchen counter is a nice touch which adds a sense of depth to the space. A cool monochrome palette predominates in the bedroom areas, which include a sun-drenched bathroom with a spectacular skylight over the shower.
Small but perfectly formed, what's not to like?
Simple wood veneer lights can work wonders in light, airy spaces such as the Light Corridor house. Try the Nut suspension light or the Air table light, both from LZF. The Bowl table light from New Works would also work well.
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