Los Angeles design agency Working Vacation Studio has reworked a property within the California desert right into a shoppable vacation residence that “stands out” in opposition to its desolate panorama
Casa Mami is situated in Pioneertown, California, an unincorporated group outdoors of Joshua Tree Nationwide Park in Southern California.
After visiting the world Carlos Naude and Whitney Brown of Working Vacation Studio needed to buy a home of their very own to spend holidays in and to hire out to in a single day friends.
The 92-square-metre stucco home has an adobe-style development and is located on 5 acres (1.6 hectares) overlooking the barren desert panorama.
To make the tiny constructing “stand out” in opposition to its environment a black portico contrasts the up to date white exterior and light-coloured gravel across the property juxtaposes the sandy floor.
“Most homes across the desert in that space attempt to mix in with the surroundings by earthy and brown tones, we needed the other, we needed our home to face out which is why we selected to encompass the home with white gravel to create a separation between the desert floor and home and painted it white and black, which not solely made it actually stand out but in addition introduced a Mediterranean really feel to it which is an efficient distinction to the dry sizzling desert,” Naude instructed Dezeen.
For the interiors, the designers took cues from Scandinavian and Japanese design kinds. This was coupled with vibrant colors present in work by Mexican architect Luis Barragán and a mixture of sample and form utilized by French inside designer Jacques Granges and British designer Terence Conran.
“I’d say that we borrowed Luis Barragán’s use of color – just like the monochromatic yellow hallway, Jacques Grange’s potential to combine kinds – between Scandinavian and Japanese, and Terence Conran’s incorporation of playful shapes and silhouettes,” he added.
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Beige partitions are paired with white moulding and painted gray flooring all through the home. Within the kitchen the cupboards and drawers are punctured with a tiny gap to kind a deal with as a substitute of with a conventional metallic knob.
A set of translucent glass doorways with black trim is located between the open-plan kitchen and residing house frames the desert panorama, which is speckled with vegetation. One other pair is situated in the main bedroom furnished with two semicircular nightstands and black lighting fixtures.
Within the residing there may be blue sofa with rounded cushions and a round espresso desk topped with a terrazzo floor. The furnishings face a white, sphere-shaped hearth put in to warmth the tiny residence.
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The studio labored with over 30 manufacturers to embellish the house with furnishings, home equipment and houseware objects that friends should purchase on-line, forming half a brand new pattern to design “shoppable stays”.
Others embody a vacation home in Maine designed by An Aesthetic Pursuit to showcase its new furnishings assortment and a rental property in Lengthy Island Studio Robert McKinley has embellished to double as a showroom.
Different particulars of Casa Mami are a hallway with vibrant yellow partitions, ornamental potted vegetation and an outside patio nestled right into a nook of the construction.
It’s also powered by photo voltaic panels and a hauled water system, so the owners and friends are extra aware about their power and water utilization.
Casa Mami has been longlisted within the lodge and quick keep inside venture class of Dezeen Awards 2020, with shortlists set to be introduced in the beginning of September.
Working Vacation Studio is a Los Angeles design studio led by husband and spouse duo Carlos Naude and Whitney Brown. It labored with Francesca de la Fuente on the renovation of The Ruby Avenue co-working house in Los Angeles.
Images is by Carlos Naude, until famous in any other case.