Thursday, November 13, 2014

Once a chicory kiln now an island holiday retreat.

The kiln was in disrepair before Andrew Simpson Architects gave it new life. Keeping with the original character, whilst adding in the "new" respectively (i.e. natural timbers, industrial metals and in keeping with the original footprint and proportions).

The ply ceiling uses the owners' own re-purposed artwork of etched patterns. Love the kitchen island and stairs on wheels - offering flexibility to the small space.

Upstairs the old kiln is tranformed into the master bedroom, the apex containing a skylight or "thermal chimney" offering natural ventilation for the rising heat.

It is a clever and respectful renovation to the island's rich history.

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