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RETROUVIUS: ONE OF THE BEST DESIGN STUDIO

HISTORY AND TOP PROJECTS

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As we all know there are amazing Design Studio’s all over the globe, and I’m going to show you the best of Retrouvius. 

HISTORY

Retrouvius was founded in July of 1993 by Adam Hills and Maria Speake initially as a vehicle for working with the Glasgow conservation world and local demolition firms. As a result the early jobs included several redundant churches. Later in August 1996, they had their first interior design project. Nowadays, Maria and Adam carry on with their amazing work and projects. Meanwhile in 2019,  Maria Speake (Creative Director of Retrouvius Design) was consider House & Garden’s Designer of the Year. Therefore you can see some of the work and best projects of this team.

 

FAMILY HOME W11

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To create a glamorous home suited to the needs of small children and their parents, they opened out the space right from the front door. A wall was removed (no more dragging buggies up the corridor, an open space concept) and spaces designed for flexible use. The family kitchen is ultra durable, allowing the children free reign during the daytime, but sophisticated enough to host an elegant dinner party.

Description adapted by Insplosion.

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COUNTRY HOME IN THE CITY

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From the inside, even if it’s hard to believe, this unique project is a central London townhouse. This project is composed of baked earth, eroded stone, oxidised metal and handmade textiles, and all of this ‘ingredients’ contribute to a sense of rootedness in nature. The Interior designers decided to move the staircase leading down to the basement pulled the ground floor rooms together, and allowed for a serene and uncluttered kitchen and living space below (with a view on to the garden). At the top of the house, the ceiling was raised to the roof, giving the upper levels a soaring sense of space. To sum up, this is what makes this project so special and different.

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Description adapted by Insplosion.

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AN URBAN BEACH HOUSE FOR A SWINGING BACHELOR

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One of the first architectural projects in London by Retrouvius for a photographer named Guy Hills. He wanted a flexible space in which he could live, work and throw fabulous parties.

“The brief was very simple: I asked for an urban beach house. My studio was downstairs, together with a darkroom and makeup room: upstairs I had my bachelor pad. The building was just an empty shell: Maria built a wardrobe, kitchen, tables and a platform bed beneath a glass ceiling. The floor was white marble pebbles set in resin. It was quite simple, but a very clever use of space. When you live in a studio flat and have a bed that doubles up as a sofa it’s never very convincing: by having the bed above the room, you felt like you were in a different space. It was hanging on very fine steel: it was very cleverly engineered. When busses came rocketing past on the road outside you’d feel the vibrations. The bed was a staging place on the way to look at the stars.”

RETROUVIUS: photographs by Henry Wilson RETROUVIUS: photographs by Henry Wilson

 

 

 

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