a garage con­verted into a chic liv­ing space is a mas­ter class in savvy, com­pact de­sign

‘There is no short­age of small spa­ces you can live in that have a bed, a bath­room and a lounge. But I think this one is di er­ent. You feel abun­dance. You feel light pour­ing in, you feel nov­elty, and you feel lux­ury.’

Condé Nast House & Garden - - CONTENTS - Sil­vio Rech

the size of a large garage, is the sum to­tal of space in this mini pavil­ion in Jo­han­nes­burg, de­signed by ar­chi­tects sil­vio rech and Les­ley carstens, cre­ators of some of the world’s most re­mark­able lodges and re­sorts. The se­cret, per­haps, is their un­der­stand­ing of ar­chi­tec­ture as ex­pe­ri­ence, and the no­tion of fun, rich­ness and ad­ven­ture in their build­ings in­fuses ev­ery as­pect here. The in­te­rior space is ar­ranged around three nu­clei: liv­ing room, din­ing and sleep­ing space, but clev­erly and cre­atively or­gan­ised so the space never leaves you feel­ing like there is a wardrobe in the kitchen, or a kitchen in the bed­room.

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