Home to a large number of books and cats
• House for a large number of books and cats
The house, designed by the studio BFDO Architects in Brooklyn, NY, USA, designed for couples: it is - an artist, poet and teacher, he is - a poet and administrator. In addition, customers that wish to find a good way to accommodate their large collection of art and books, they wanted to build a special place for her two shy but inquisitive cats.
The first floor is a large open, air-filled space that includes four separate areas: a living room, a media area, kitchen and dining room, which is organized around "functional wall" located in the middle third of the space.
The entire length of one wall stretched a rack, which is located in the niches of a book and an art collection of home owners. The shelves are designed in such a way as to create a stage for cats, which can climb on them on a continuous open ledge, where they can sit back and watch the scene below. Arranged in the walls of the loopholes give animals access to the rooms upstairs. Half of the second floor is occupied by the studio. In the corner zakazchitsa he wanted to arrange a special "nest" - a hidden elevated space where you can write and think in solitude. At this level there is also the master bedroom.
Downstairs, in the basement - "zone without cats", designed for guests. Tape window and glass doors leading to the backyard. Used in the design of the interior bright cheerful color space linked to the rest of the house and make the lower level of the house bright and attractive.
Photo: Francis Dzikowski