Storybook House takes its name from the Storybook architectural style that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Folk Architects took interest in Storybook-style houses, for the way they transcend conventions to create a blend of art and architecture, both highly pragmatic yet playful. As a studio, Folk Architects also have an ongoing focus on small footprint living, adopting design principles from Japanese homes where no single plane or surface is underutilised for the Storybook House.
Folk Architects were approached by a young couple, with a brief that wasn’t exactly run-of-the-mill. While it spanned many of the spatial requirements typical of Victorian terraces such as open plan living areas and more natural light, it also drew attention to how the couple wished to live. Specific client requests included singing at all hours without anyone being able to listen and a home that reflected their eco-conscious values. Folk Architects responded to these requests through flexible spaces, hidden nooks and a sustainable approach that focused on healthy building materials.
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