The ensuite is crisp and pared back. “This is a final home, and the brief was to design something that would be lived in for a long, long time, so we went for something calmer and more subtle that can be dressed up or down as the clients wish,” explains Morgan-Harris.
Flooring: Dalsouple; Vero sink and D-Code toilet: Duravit; taps, shower valve and other brassware: Crosswater
A duplex apartment in the heart of Paris ... This is a dream home for a very arty family. Visit the duplex apartment of Godefroy Vireu, artistic director of the brand Bacsac design and passionate nature, as evidenced by its terrace.
Artistic director of the brand Bacsac, Godefroy de Virieu shares, in parallel, with his wife Stefania Di Petrillo the taste of nature and design. With four hands, the duo regularly collaborates with many houses including Petit H d'Hermès. Visit in their place of work and inspiration, a duplex apartment with a terrace, all in freshness and light, which seems to skim the sky, an ideal space for their creations.
He is the first to anchor in the area. An old workshop in a 1930s building, installed by chance on the top floor and extended by an advantageous terrace , is at the origin of this base camp. In the beginning, too, of the great professional adventure that will follow.
Everything is to be done in the walls as for the outdoor part, entirely to develop . By meeting the landscape gardener Virgile Desurmont, neighbor of street, Godefroy solicits him on the formatting of the space terrace which they choose to protect by a railing in braiding of split bamboos with unequal height.
This work of exchange and sharing will open, in the wake, the field of another project, says the designer "this is where the desire to put nature in sack has emerged.Plant in a container, light, flexible, like a bag that is simply deployed, without the cumbersome weight of the traditional rigid boxes, seemed obvious to me.
Hence the idea of designing them from the technical canvas of nurseries, a tailor made around square or rectangular shapes, inspired by the gardens of the Middle Ages, like a garden square above ground, a raised garden that would give to an urban clientele the access to the land for real, on a balcony or a corner of terrace.
This is how the Bacsac concept was born! Thanks shop will be the first to count us among its selection around five models designed in geotextile fabric. Today Bacsac is a basic that has its place, an object of use that is part of everyday life, which is its strength.
The notion of use, a sacred dimension among the Virieu & Di Petrillo, a thread in the heart of the various creations of the tandem. "An object must have common sense, so that it can be immediately understood by its user and that he can simply appropriate it." With his wife Stefania, Godefroy extends his work as a designer, multiplying collaborations with different brands where nature is never far away.
For the twenty-five years of Nature and Discoveries they draw a hive, a solar lamp and a hut. A wicker curtain attached by magnets to one end for Y'a not Fire Lake or a stool with a seat shaped beret Design Pyrenees.
Natural materials associated with other more contemporary as plastic shape simple and poetic pieces, nourished by ancestral gestures. But also a collection for Petit H Hermès with whom they collaborate for seven years alongside Pascale Mussard.
Creating unique pieces and objects of art like a hammock, a swing or a range of jewelry such as these air necklaces made from silk scarves infinitely light that Stefania wears like a queen. Founder of the Spanish brand Variopinte - presented among others at Caravane et Merci - specializing in the art of the table, the designer declines including a series of enamelled metal plates high in color, resistant and ultra-light. Essential accessories for a refined picnic or a nature table and why not on a terrace signed Bacsac!
Godefroy de Virieu and Stefania Di Petrillo. Such. 01 45 39 21 33 and virieudipetrillo.com
Bacsac Showroom. 6, rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005. Tel. 01 83 81 82 34 and bacsac.com
The addresses of Godefroy de Virieu and Stefania di Petrillo
For its colored rubber floors. Dalsouple. 152, rue Flandres Dunkirk, 49 403 Saumur. Such. 02 41 50 28 66 and dalsouple.fr
International Style modernism tempered by a youthful Italianate spirit instils this Melbourne apartment by Baracco and Wright Architects with a new layer of architecture that nimbly resists periodization.
The proportions of the new marble hearth have been exaggerated to register the length of the living room.
Project Location – Tottenham, North London, UK
Year – 2013
In 1967 the construction of Broadwater Farm residential estate began. By 1973 the estate was fully occupied. Many problems arose for the residents in 1976, which has been largely debated by Haringey Council and RIBA as well as politicians. Since that time regeneration has taken place, primarily in 1981, and despite efforts for improving the residential area the worst night of rioting in the UK occurred at Broadwater Farm in 1985. This shocked the nation and almost destroyed the community as a result. Despite this terrible incidence the council and residents formed many community lead groups in an effort to improve the area for the people that lived there.
In 1993 £33 million was allocated to an 8 year Estate Action Programme to renovate the estate. Amenities such as a Community Health Centre, Opportunities Centre, Job seekers and self-employed extension created within The Enterprise Centre and the 1997 founded “Better life for Women and Families” are granted permission for the construction of a nursery/children’s centre.
Many cultural and social groups have been formed since 1987 in an attempt to bring the community together. The Lordship Recreation Ground project was started in 2007, providing many new and restored facilities for young people with a city farm, eco-centre with public toilets, BMX track and many other community based facilities and amenities.
Also, in 2007 planning began on the Inclusive Learning Campus, where we are currently involved in supplying DRF Rubber Flooring. The project: The existing Primary school, two special needs schools and the Children’s Centre are to become part of one larger campus. This is one of the first schools of its kind to be built in the UK, costing ?18 million as part of Haringey Council’s Capital Funding Programme.
Aims: Meet the demands for pupil places, bring together children with different educational needs and provide the children and local community with many new and improved facilities.
Design and construction: The facilities will include an amphitheatre, a library, hydrotherapy pool, a music studio, art space and a dedicated food technology and life skills suite. As well as a sensory garden, a multi-use games area, a wildlife pond, horticultural area and several external teaching zones, hard and soft play areas. Work began onsite in 2010 and the third and final stages of The Inclusive Learning Campus are underway.
Haringey Council view this as a flagship project that will act as a guideline for the development of similar schools in the future. Shared spaces and facilities will add to the local community and continued regeneration of the Broadwater Farm Estate.
DRF (France) Ltd have supplied Uni smooth in Rose Indien, which is a wonderful deep red as the specified rubber flooring for the internal areas. This is a perfect product for this project as the rubber flooring has exceptional properties that are ideal for educational and sporting facilities. These include being: Hard wearing, slip resistant, easy to clean and maintain making the rubber flooring very hygienic, impermeable to gases, resistance to change in temperature, heat, electricity, chemicals and abrasions
Remember London Urchin and her winning London flat from last year's Small Cool contest? We were instantly smitten with her tiny yet spacious jewelbox of a flat, but we were flat-out amazed by her kitchen. She has graciously given us an up-close look at the kitchen itself, and the story of how she and her architect came up with such a clever and beautiful small-space kitchen.
Mia, the London Urchin, and her architect, Jennifer Beningfield of Open Studio Architects, designed this space together with the constraints that Mia lists below.
My list of demands for the kitchen and the flat as a whole were extensive, and Jennifer had her work cut out for her. Overall, despite the small size of the flat, my main goal was that I didn't want to live like a student. It HAD to feel grown up. It also had to serve as a living/dining/entertaining/working space.
• Rubber floor - she's a big fan of them and so am I, after seeing them in her flat. She ordered a range of lighter greys, but I insisted on a dark dark grey because I wanted the white to pop and in general just love dark grey. In the end, we learned that the darker you go with these Dalsouple floors, the less you see the 'joints' behind the large rectangular tiles, which makes the floor look much more seamless, kind of like the black basalt you'd see in the Gucci store, but obviously not quite so dark. So all in all a success.
• The windows into the bathroom and from the stairway - these panels of shaded glass allow light to get into the bathroom (another of my demands) and allows a bit to pop through into the darkest area of the kitchen...
Installing on Armidale Patrol Boats via Austal Ships and Norship Marine, Dalsouple DMG Marine Grade rubber flooring (with certificates) is now standard.
It will have years of outstanding service, and with new vessels scoping in international tenders -Dalsouple will be fairly common place.
Actually "common place" is not the right word if you consider that this material stealthily can be found currently at depths beyond "common" view...on board Trafalgar Class nuclear submarines-er..... as far as we know!
Advancement of naval design has been incredible.
Here's a video below to show you an example of such things. Its provided courtesy of Austal Ships. Enjoy.
A recent Mairie Claire article shows how with clever use of colour perhaps made possible by using Dalsouple Uni Smooth on walls for colour has transformed a crumpled 61m2 apartment into something unique.
Translated from French to English with our own poetic license and with the help of Google Translate!:)
With the growing awareness of Dalsouple DalNaturel, astute architect ands designers have demanded the product for the new Tafe Ultimo upgrade in Sydney.
Installed in late March 2015 the grey Uni Smooth Dalsouple looks the part and will provide long service with low maintenance for years to come. Students walking on the rubber flooring will notice its softness, clean look and noise reduction.
Students and teachers alike will - in the future- realise that the product is now available not for just commercial use but for their own residential rubber flooring needs. Every m2 of Dalsouple made extracts 7.5kg of CO2 from the atmosphere so will help in sustainability for the planetary envronment. Every little bit helps. Feel proud if you have been part of this project!
Now you can specify Dalsouple natural rubber flooring on NATSPEC
NATSPEC is endorsed by government and professional bodies, and is used by architects, building designers, interior designers and other building professionals to specify for all building structures.
Now Dalsouple has a branded work section with NATSPEC for all of Dalsouple's rubber flooring products as the highest quality flooring for most commercial installations.
Dalsouple rubber flooring was installed like a patchwork quilt on the floor of the main entrance to the new hall at St. Mary's Primary School. Dalsouple rubber was also installed on the walls and ceiling in the design of trees.
St. Mary's project featuring Dalsouple has been covered on many design blogs. Just google St. Mary's Greensborough and Smith + Tracey. For Indesign Live article click here
Dalsouple rubber flooring in Blanc Dakota (off-white), DalUni, (smooth texture) was installed in a warehouse conversion in Sydney. The house has just won the 2011 Best of State Residential Design award at the interior design awards.
We do not usually keep stocks of our rubber flooring in Australia but at times there may be some left over from some other projects.
See Prices page for current stocks in Australia. Click here
We can also ask the French factory for certain colours and they quite often do have stocks which we can fly to Australia within a week.
Our other source of rubber flooring in the USA always have stocks of grey and black studded rubber and we can also get them to anywhere in Australia in about a week. Just ask us and we will try and help!!