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Elding Oscarson’s Trompe L’Oeil Illusions Add Depth to a Striking Studio Renovation

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 6, 2011 @ 1:37 pm In Architecture,Features | No Comments

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While the interior may seem understated, turning crumbling but cherished buildings into a contemporary workshop was no easy feat. The designers stripped down the former stable [1] to reveal its gaping interior and applied an acoustical treatment to the wall, but the former training hall for troops included a mezzanine that the attending antiquarian insisted should stay. Luckily that was a good thing.

Elding Oscarson was able to work around these constraints by creating a thin, reflecting aluminum mirror that aggrandizes the room and creates more privacy for the customer area. Large windows invite plenty of daylight [2] into the studio, reducing energy consumption. Otherwise, the renovation is defined by a certain chic simplicity that we like a lot.

+ Elding Oscarson [3]

Via Dezeen [4]

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[1] former stable: http://inhabitat.com/sliced-stable-is-a-gathering-place-and-art-installation/

[2] plenty of daylight: http://inhabitat.com/sun-tracker-skylights-pump-daylight-indoors/

[3] + Elding Oscarson: http://www.eldingoscarson.com/

[4] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/05/06/no-picnic-by-elding-oscarson/

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