Our latest lookbook proves that with proper use of elements such as colors, unusual flooring and distinctive walls, the interior corridors can be more than the evil needed. Introducing the house of.
Corridors are sometimes frowned upon, and modern architects often prefer to create open-plan layouts that avoid cramped walkways.
However, in some cases, the corridor is unavoidable, and it can be a space to enjoy by itself.
Below are 10 examples of the different ways architects and designers have sought to celebrate the interior corridors of a home.
This is the latest in a series of lookbooks that provide visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archives. For more inspiration, see previous lookbooks featuring compact bedrooms, interiors with partitions, and homes with built-in furniture.
Upper Wimpole Street Apartment by Jonathan Santucky Design, UK
This oval corridor leads from the living room of this apartment in a regent-era London townhouse to the entrance hall next to the master bedroom.
Architectural studio Jona Santackey Design uses pastel pink on the walls and striking black and white triangular floor tiles that contrast with the palette of the adjacent room, a plot about what’s beyond. While conveying the feeling, I defined it as a unique space.
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By Studio AC, Candy Loft, Canada
The Toronto company Studio AC has created a white arched corridor with a pale Douglas-fir floor in Dinesen, covered with warm inlaid LED lights, in this loft conversion apartment in the old factory. It gave an intimate atmosphere.
“The upward glow of the lights accentuates the curves overhead when passing the extruded threshold,” said the studio.
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Belgian weekend house by Bovenbouw Architectuur
Antwerp’s studio Bovenbouw Architectuur designed this bungalow to make it feel like you’re walking down a path, opening the front door to the curved corridor of wooden stairs that pass through your house.
“We liked the idea of seeing the house as a walk uphill, a path,” said Practice Founder Dark Somers. “Walking along the” path “in the corridor, you can see the trees behind the garden. “
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By Riverside Apartment, USA, Format Architecture Office
Translucent glass pieces are mounted on the pale hardwood walls of this corridor in a compact New York apartment renovated by the Format Architecture office.
The glass allows light to pass through and keeps the space from feeling cramped. Woodwork products have cupboards for storage, and the corridors themselves help to clearly distinguish the different areas of the house.
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Made by Hiha Studio, the Moncada family in Spain
Cutting through this long, narrow dwelling near Barcelona, renovated by Hiha Studio, is defined by an inwardly curved wall with full-height doors designed to divide the linear layout of the space. It is a corridor.
To accentuate the curves, the ceiling of the room behind the door is slightly lower, diagonally across the corridor and across the adjacent living area, in the same light gray color.
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MB House, Canada, by Jean Verville Architectes
Jean Verville Architects filled this house in Montreal with indentations and walkways to paint the space in a sculptural way.
Like almost every surface of the house, the corridor running from the front door is made of plywood, hiding the storage space and creating a minimalist and functional aesthetic.
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Bed-Stuy Townhouse, USA, by Civilian
Brooklyn’s studio Civilian has actually created a new corridor in this refurbished historic townhouse by adding a full-height woodworking block that divides the two spaces while providing storage.
The small corridor section itself, which connects the kitchen to the living room, is lined with aluminum laminate and bordered by parquet floors.
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Torikoupi Apartments, Greece, Point Supreme Architects
Flooring plays an important role in creating another type of corridor in this Athens apartment, rebuilt by the local studio Point Supreme Architects.
A long strip of oak parquet running perpendicular to the entrance hall creates a conceptual walkway from the dining area to the balcony and, despite the open plan layout, acts as a clear central spine inside. ..
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Spanish inner home, by Azab
Architectural studio Azab had only a very tight budget to refresh the interior of this 1970s apartment in Bilbao and couldn’t make major structural changes.
Instead, he chose to enliven the long corridor through the center with bold bubble gum pink paint and matching carpets. A gabled glass door frame fits into the sloping ceiling at one end.
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Made by Casa Genaro, S_estudio, Argentina
This mansion in Cordoba was designed by the Argentine company S_estudio for a family with a wheelchair-wielding son, so it contains many elements of accessible design.
It has a large central entrance corridor that extends for direct access to all rooms in the house illuminated by large skylights.
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This is the latest in a series of lookbooks that provide visual inspiration selected from Dezeen’s image archives. For more inspiration, see previous lookbooks featuring compact bedrooms, interiors with partitions, and homes with built-in furniture.