A couple enjoys their weekends at a modern English farmhouse, designed by Studio RHE and furnished by Kettal | 這間供一對伴侶度過悠閒周末的現代英式農舍由Studio RHE設計、Kettal裝飾佈置BY LEANNE MIRANDILLA PHOTOGRAPHY DIRK LINDNER
Summer heralds long, lazy sun-drenched weekends and the chance to escape from humdrum daily routines, which for this couple means spending time in their second home in Suffolk, England. Designed by London-based architecture firm Studio RHE and filled with furnishings by Spanish design collective Kettal, Wood Farm evokes a contemporary farmhouse, featuring handmade Suffolk brick, terracotta tiles and a repurposed black barn. The three-room building blends in perfectly with the lime trees of the surrounding countryside, taking full advantage of its pastoral location.
"The brief was to make the outdoor seating areas as inviting as the inside and to encourage outdoor living while surrounded by the incredible green countryside," explains Richard Hywel Evans, director of Studio RHE. Indeed, the rooms of the home open onto ample shaded patio areas, which are closely connected to the main building rather than occupying their own delineated areas. Generous floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the beautiful natural surroundings, too. Design elements are reflected within and outside the space; the long, rectangular kitchen island mirrors the exterior architecture of the space, for instance, while porcelain cladding and oak feature in both the facade and the interior fittings.
Of course, a striking terrace is nothing without some comfortable, aesthetically pleasing outdoor furniture – so Richard got in touch with Kettal to kit out the home. "We have worked on many projects together, including hotels and co-working spaces," says Richard about the companies’ previous
Studio RHE總監Richard Hywel Evans指：「大要就是把戶外閒座區打造成室內般的舒適模樣，以優越的綠色田園美景促進戶外生活方式。」家中房間均通往備遮蔽元素的寬闊平台，跟主大樓緊密相連，而非各自為政。落地玻璃窗更飽覽天然景色。設計元素在內、外流動反映；長方形廚房中島跟戶外建築互相呼應，如外牆和室外配件的陶瓷覆面和橡木元素。
CLEAN LINES Wood Farm cuts an impressive figure against the verdant Suffolk countryside, recalling traditional rural structures but updated with a decidedly contemporary appeal in glass, brick and terracotta on a timber frame. 簡約線條這所林中農舍跟動人的Suffolk田園景色起悅目對比，結構既帶傳統鄉村風但同時加上玻璃、磚和赤陶土，在木材框架上注入當代魅力。