“Play proves to be a key attribute of Shift House. Its owners, a family with two small children, asked the architects to design a home rooted in this concept — and the curiosity and creativity that emerges from its practice. They imagined a house where play, in all its forms, was to be the guiding energy, with no room or material too sacred or off-limits to their children or their friends.”
This, the architect’s words, could not be more characteristic of the end result. While collaborating throughout the design and fabrication process we tried to bring as much of this desire to the project as we possibly could. All of the millwork was fabricated with construction grade douglas fir plywood, finished with a robust varathane to allow the children to play as hard as they would like. All elements of the millwork have a piece of fun built in.
Photography by Ema Peter