June 16th, 2008
the doors were a continuation of our experimentation with using washi and plastic to make panels that would change their appearance with the light. In a practical sense they work as privacy screens, and in a way also make the use of the doors to the outside gardens a bit more dramatic.
as part of our effort to do things with a minimal look the doors are hung from rails kept invisible by creating recesses in the ceiling. The ceiling begins to have an appearance of a large floating plane, an effect made a bot stronger with the use of a light shelf along one of the walls – which almost obscures the top of the door in the light. an interesting effect.
June 15th, 2008
the washi-finish for the doors was layed on last week. it works quite nicely.
a few small jobs remain but all in all the work is complete and the final effect is on view. once it has some furniture in place it will be quite attractive as a living place.
June 6th, 2008
the doors are finished apart from the final layer of washi. they look quite nice in the space. actually it kind of makes us think we shouldn’t be covering them up with white paper, as the whole room is going to end up being rather pale in the end. Sometimes even when everything comes out exactly as you imagined it the in-between states teach more about what the design could be. We’ll see how it looks tomorrow and then decide if we had the right idea or not…
June 4th, 2008
final few days, and wallpaper work is complete.
May 27th, 2008
the flooring is installed, and the ceiling and walls are sheathed in plasterboard so the place is really almost ready for primetime. two more weeks and the work will be complete. we are looking forward to all of the detailed work to be completed, but more than that really want to see how the sliding doors are going to come out. They are the really sexy bit for this wee project.
the new living room space will be entered through a set of doors that slide into a pocket when not in use. The front part of the pocket isn’t built yet in the image below, so it looks kind of odd to us. The top rail for the doors is also supposed to be embedded in the ceiling, so there should only be a thin line visible and not the thick hardware in the image below. its’s a small thing though and the rest of the work is coming along quite nicely in spite of a few surprises here and there.