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sneak peek: glenn garriock

by anne


Sneak peek “firsts” always make me smile. With hundreds of homes under our belt, today’s home belonging to Scottish graphic designer Glenn Garriock of Atelier 1A and his partner Heather is our first converted aircraft hangar. Located in Uetze, Germany, it is one of 16 hangars salvaged from the British Army by the Traditional Life Industrial Estate set up by Glenn’s father and two partners in 1994. While Glenn claims that making an aircraft hangar look good is pretty easy, making it homey and comfortable took a little while, but they accomplished it through a mix of old, new and handmade things from their travels, flea markets and Swedish Flatpack Furniture Stores with the occasional design classic. Don’t miss out on more from Glenn as cofounder of FormFiftyFive, a great graphic design blog that also serves as a tool for meeting new collaborators. Thanks, Glenn! — Anne

Image above: The boudoir.


Image above: We framed this mirror from an old sliding door. The cowhide armchair was found by a friend of ours.

Glenn + Heather’s aircraft hangar continues after the jump…


Image above: The kitchen’s pretty compact. I love the rusty copper floor-tiles, especially when they’re just washed. The worktop is chalkstone from the Irish Pavilion for the EXPO 2000.


Image above: One of my favourite parts of our home is the reclaimed spiral stairs. Powder-coated in charcoal and brick red, we had to replace a few pieces that were missing.


Image above: Lying on the sofa with an arched metal roof above you is surprisingly relaxing, especially when it’s raining! Coffee table from Habitat, sofa from Artem, table and bench from Ikea. Print by Malika Favre.


Image above: 1929 Voigtländer Bessa I that my Dad gave me for Christmas.


Image above: You just never know when you might need a fire extinguisher. Might as well have a good looking one!


Image above: The curtains hide the bedroom wardrobe, or the mess that is our wardrobe most of the time.


Image above: The en-suite bathroom has a refurbished metal free-standing bathtub (long enough even for a tall guy like me) and an old hairdresser’s washbasin.


Image above: Bedroom/living room doorknob.


Image above: The ground floor is mostly taken up by the office space. After working at a computer for years, my back is thanking me for a more varied working posture at my standing desk (metal tabletop rusted then varnished). The bookshelf was payment for a little job I did for a friend of the family. The cast-iron pillars are embedded 2m deep and hold the entire top-floor structure!


Image above: The aircraft hangars use the original “Nissen” structure covered with 15cm of insulation sandwiched by 2 layers of galvanised sheet-metal. The fronts were laid in reclaimed brick, and the floors throughout are asphalt finished with black semi-gloss floor paint. (We’re thinking about painting the downstairs a lighter shade of gray this summer, though, to lighten the room a little.)


Image above: Love sitting on our little garden terrace; it’s a real sun-trap! Chairs by Tom Vac.


Image above: Twister & Homer hanging out outside the main building.


Image above: Army Issue Mini Moke: repainted in white with black details. The interior is completely reupholstered in treated leather.


More images by Glenn on Flickr!

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