Establishing harmony between them is the most vital trend. It invites nature in the home in order to make the occupant feel great. The more thoroughly and ephemerally the boundaries are blurred inside and out, the more luxurious the inspired experience. There is no doubt that the architects we are interacting with today are successfully achieving this effect.
Rado Iliev, www.archilovers.com/rado-iliev-iliev
What are the most persistent clichés and prejudices that you need to provoke and overcome when it comes to an assignment for a ‘house with a yard’ and ‘a house in nature’?
Usually mentions of styles and things observed elsewhere that could not work at the specific location and in the specific project. I design each house for the specific location where it will be constructed. That is what informs the design.
What are the most interesting and effective ways to invite nature within a given space?
In my house in London I loved seeing leaves from the garden on the living room floor, which had a door to it. They came in uninvited but I enjoyed them a lot. The projects Madeira, Willows House, Villa DO, House in Streatham, Bromley Garden House and my last project here in Bulgaria incorporate large opening and fixed glazed surfaces overlooking greenery and nature. They were adjusted for these sights and that’s what determined their design.
The loss of security and the search for an asylum and an identity (resulting from the pandemic) – has it impacted architecture already? Is the expectation for the connection between the exterior and the interior already undergoing transformation?
Office design is already being reimagined. For a long time office design has strived toward more environmentally friendly lifestyles, more united and social working spaces, but the pandemic brought some new criteria as well. Open spaces were a revolution in office design but that will obviously change. The office is already a part of all assignments for apartments and houses.