OFFICE SAMUEL PENN
HOUSE FOR TWO, 2017
The house has two apartments, one with a large room that occupies the north west corner and also the centre of the plan, and another that wanders around the south and east edge. The walls of the inner corner in the living room of the larger apartment have been angled to create a space that makes it feel like an exterior edge. Both apartments are characterised by this angled corner but in different ways. In the south east it seems like a retaining wall against a slope and in the north west an outside space. I imagine that in this house you don't think that anyone lives on the other side of the angled wall. The two spaces have a similar atmosphere but are very different, intimately connected but entirely separate worlds.
OIL ON WALNUT, 2016
Four paintings created for Sleeper gallery, Edinburgh. www.sleeper1.com
Design for the interior of the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2016. Shortlisted.
ISLE OF HARRIS, 2014
Site photographs in preperation for 'Island', AE Foundation. 'Island' presented new and original house designs by Angela Deuber, Pascal Flammer, Christ + Gantenbein Architects, Neil Gillespie (Reiach + Hall Architects), Johannes Norlander, Raumbureau and Raphael Zuber. Following a series of discussions the AE Foundation invited each architect to design a house for the Isle of Harris. www.aefoundation.co.uk/island-book/