We’re designed to notice and to create patterns, it’s in our nature. It’s also in our nature to notice any deviation from the pattern. When it comes to design and architecture as well as other domains, we praise these deviations and we reward the idea of thinking outside the box. Take this California house for example. It’s a four-storey family home which has been renovated in 2016 by Edmonds + Lee Architects and since there wasn’t much that could be done to the exterior of the building, the main priority became the interior design, in particular the task of finding a way to emphasize the architecture of the building rather than the ornaments that complement it.
The house is sandwiched between two existing buildings and has a small backyard and a deck sheltered by the exterior staircase on one side and a dividing wall on the other. It has four levels in total and the architects tried to make each one special by highlighting things like double-height spaces, beautiful furniture or the views which can be admired from basically every part of the house. Even the bathroom window is huge. That allows lots of natural sunlight to enter the spaces and to give them a look similar to that of galleries or museum spaces where the furniture takes the place of artwork.