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“ The Chancery Lane house, a modern masterpiece, shielding the entire property in surrounding walls and a rich tapestry of vegetation, centralizing the U-shaped building around a courtyard of terraces, semi-enclosed bbq area, and a stunning reflecting pool tiled in shimmering blue and black.”

Chancery Lane: Ernesto Bedmar Architects (Masterpiece Series)

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Chancery Lane Ernesto Bedmar Architects (Masterpiece Series)


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Introduction by Byron Hawes
Project Description by Ernesto Bedmar
Epilogue by Max Strang
Photography by Claudio Manzoni, Albert Lim
Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

The Chancery Lane house is a perfect representation of Bedmar’s ongoing interaction with his new language of tropical residential architecture. Evocative of the simple, open structures of times past, yet possessed of a modernity of spirit perfectly in keeping with contemporary life. The house conflates, rather than juxtaposes, indoor and outdoor spaces in perfect harmony.

Entering the property involves passing a stacked stone fence, thematically reminiscent of the ‘angkul-angkul’ fences that surround traditional Balinese properties, which are used as much to isolate views of the property as to protect inhabitants. Once inside, the building is laid out in a ‘U’ formation, with the house oriented around a central courtyard comprised of a large rectangular swimming pool floored with dramatic polished blue and black stone, and a sheltered outdoor bbq and living space. A pair of structures made into a single one, delineated through separations between the west and northern cross-sections via floating bridges on the second floor. All spaces are naturally directed inwards, utilizing the central courtyard as a natural focal point, underscoring the dramatic symbiosis between indoor and outdoor space.

Chancery Lane - Masterpiece Series
Ernesto Bedmar Architects

Book Size: 8,5 x 11 in / 215.9 x 279.4 mm
Format: Portrait
Pages: 200
Language: English
Photographs: 220
Illustrations: 80
Edition/ISBN: Hardcover (978-1-946226-09-9)