The Beauty of Basic | Thrilling Restraint – Seattle Times

Chiaroscuro, the home we designed for David and Robin Chell, was featured in the Seattle Times in their Pacific NW Magazine.  

Pirzio-Biroli explains that the way she and Marquardi like to work is to take traditional concepts, say chiaroscuro, “and think of more primary images like the use of light and dark. These are ideas that are extracted. So you wouldn’t walk in here and say that this was a Japanese teahouse or a Tuscan villa, but there are certain qualities about it that evoke that.” In fact, every room in the house gets natural light, and is decorated by carefully orchestrated shadow.

The full article in the Seattle Times can be read here.

See the project here.