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.
Glenn + Heather’s aircraft hangar continues after the jump…
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: 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.)
More images by Glenn on Flickr!