Moments of darkness inside were a request of the client. They asserted a no clutter policy, choosing only high-calibre furniture to feature in the Stark House. The Eames Wire Chair, the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, the Aura Chair by Mikko Laakkonen for Inno and the 271 Mex Cube Sofa by Piero Lissoni for Cassina were all given a valued place in the home.
“We feel that the house’s strong geometric massing coupled with stark finishing doesn’t easily fall into ‘contemporary house’ classification,” Adrian affirms. But it is for this exact reason neighbours have acknowledged a sense of rejuvenation it has brought to their housing pocket. Playing on appearance and to its natural surrounds, Park + Associates have proven that sometimes, there is little need for architecture to blend and imitate its neighbourhood character.