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Norm Architects work the Industrial look

Danish practice Norm Architects used a palette of dark and warm materials combined with minimal tube lighting to create an “intimate and cosy atmosphere” at this wine bar and restaurant in Copenhagen.

You might see those concrete walls and think, “Nope. It’s a cold space and I don’t want to hear another word about it” 

But look at what the photographer did. He made it….intriguing, No? 

The loghtingingnforgives what the walls do not. And a busy cafe with music. Would you look at the walls ? Me thinks not. You’ll remember the chairs and those table settings though. 



VitraHaus. The house that fooled me

VitraHaus by Herzog & deMeron20131213-112122.jpg




This is a museum structure built to showcase furnishings and interior stock. When I first saw it I saw the interior glazed window with all those warm pretty furnishings and thought “hmm that’s a nice space” and it is. Till I found out that it was a museum. Oh the pain. 😩

Well after my shock and horror. (You’ll understand if you see the exterior. ) I thought the structure itself was spacious and deceptive enough to give you a sense of a home. Which is what it’s all about isn’t it? A+. They fulfilled their brief even though I was a little sad no “actual” house exists.

The building is a frame of house shapes stacked on top of one another. Strange yes but it does give the museum plenty of space to create faux living environments to display chairs and lights and stuff