Text by Forward Design | Architecture
This project is a full interior renovation to a 1500 square foot 1950’s ranch in Prairie Village, Kansas.
The goal of this project was to rework the existing floor plan to create distinct rooms while creating continuous space.
FORWARD Design | Architecture were brought in to work on this renovation. Architect Chris Fein, the firm’s founder, served as the Principal in charge of this project.
It was important that the design be responsive to the individual needs of the client, user and location.
By searching for and embracing the uniqueness of each situation, FORWARD Design | Architecture seek to uncover methods for innovative design.
The challenge was in creating distinct rooms together with continuous space was achieved by bisecting the plan with a wall of deep poché that houses the new master bedroom closets and the appliance | pantry wall of the kitchen.
This wall creates a deep jamb condition further defining the rooms while maintaining an open, clear spatial relationship.
FD|A believes great architecture occurs by creating experiences that leave a lasting impression on one’s senses and memory.
Such experiences are orchestrated through careful consideration of all tactile, audible and visible elements outside and inside a building.
Spatial organization, scale, orientation, materials, and lighting are the key elements methodically considered to create immersive and memorable spaces.
This is certainly something that was achieved to great success in the renovation of this 1950’s ranch – at once colorful, comfortable and serene.
Photos by Bob Greenspan