Design Intervention i.d. have once again achieved Shortlist Success in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014, with their project ‘Tropical House’ taking a spot in the £5 Million Plus Residential Category. The property is an expansive, open plan property. The key design challenge for this home was to find the fine balance necessary to fill the large rooms without cluttering the space and detract from the outside views. We needed to keep the interiors simple to allow the vista to be the major visual element. But at the same time, the client wanted a home with personality and life. Our challenge was to achieve both these goals simultaneously.
This was to be, first and foremost, a family home, full of life and fun. This client wanted a relaxed, welcoming, comfortable home, free from the pretentious – a place where they could really feel at home. The beauty of the property was the lush verdant views. Our brief was to allow the garden view to be the key design feature of the home.
The client was a keen cook and enjoyed entertaining but in an informal relaxed style. A significant portion of the floor space was to be allocated to a kitchen and family space. These spaces were to reflect a feeling of easy, relaxed living. Solid elements and strong forms work together to imbue a sense of permanence as if the home would always be there as a refuge to return to at the end of each day- a true haven from a frenetic city life.