Cloud House

Monastic Minimalism featuring Clay Plasters London / United Kingdom / 2018

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Taking its inspiration from Turner’s ‘Interior of an Italian Church’, this London home features natural stone, concrete and clay plaster surfaces which play with the light flooding in from the large arched windows with exciting and yet calming effect. The tactility of the surfaces softens the minimalist, Japanese inspired design.


Doing something new with interiors does not have to be difficult: doing something that redefines what has come before is not easy and  architect Takero Shimazaki has re written the rule book about fusing Japanese, minimalist, ecclesiastical, ancient and contemporary influences.


The monastic ‘Cloud House’ is featured on the front cover of Elle Decoration October 2018 and in a quote for the article, owner Anabel Cutler said: ‘We agreed that the principles and materials that would bring this concept to life should follow the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which embraces authenticity, simplicity and natural design…’.

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    Taking its inspiration from Turner’s ‘Interior of an Italian Church’, this London home features natural stone, concrete and clay plaster surfaces which play with the light flooding in from the large arched windows with exciting and yet calming effect. The tactility of the surfaces softens the minimalist, Japanese inspired design. Doing something new with interiors does not have to be difficult: doing something that redefines what has come before is not easy and ...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings / Restoration of façades / Recovery of industrial buildings / Refurbishment of apartments / Building Recovery and Renewal
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