Twice as Nice

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January 14, 2009
Originally published in Around the World
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  The double-height ceiling and ample northern light in the dining room make it rather cozy within.
    The double-height ceiling and ample northern light in the dining room make it rather cozy within.
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  Corrugated steel cladding defines the exterior.
    Corrugated steel cladding defines the exterior.
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  Langston-Jones doubled the outdoor space by combining the back patio of his unit and that of his neighbor. A small screen of gracilis, or weaver’s bamboo, and Rhapis palms provides privacy between the courtyards while still remaining relatively transparent. “When funds allow, a stainless steel chain-mail ‘curtain’ will be suspended from the roof structure to provide further privacy,” the architect notes.
    Langston-Jones doubled the outdoor space by combining the back patio of his unit and that of his neighbor. A small screen of gracilis, or weaver’s bamboo, and Rhapis palms provides privacy between the courtyards while still remaining relatively transparent. “When funds allow, a stainless steel chain-mail ‘curtain’ will be suspended from the roof structure to provide further privacy,” the architect notes.
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  The kitchen, clad in the same wood as the joinery walls, is designed like a self-contained piece of furniture.
    The kitchen, clad in the same wood as the joinery walls, is designed like a self-contained piece of furniture.
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  Langston-Jones works tucked in his office beneath the stairs.
    Langston-Jones works tucked in his office beneath the stairs.
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  David Underwood, Langston-Jones’s partner, opens the large glass doors that expand the interior of the small house out onto the sun-drenched courtyard garden. In keeping with Langston-Jones’s love of Le Corbusier, the dining room chairs are LC7s and the table is an LC6 by the famed Swiss architect and Charlotte Perriand.
    David Underwood, Langston-Jones’s partner, opens the large glass doors that expand the interior of the small house out onto the sun-drenched courtyard garden. In keeping with Langston-Jones’s love of Le Corbusier, the dining room chairs are LC7s and the table is an LC6 by the famed Swiss architect and Charlotte Perriand.
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  Langston-Jones created a custom armrest that he had made to fit snugly on his blue Slaapbank sofa designed by Martin Vissin.
    Langston-Jones created a custom armrest that he had made to fit snugly on his blue Slaapbank sofa designed by Martin Vissin.
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  American walnut veneer covers the cabinets in the kitchen.
    American walnut veneer covers the cabinets in the kitchen.
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  Tight quarters in the bathroom allow for a bit more room in the main living spaces.
    Tight quarters in the bathroom allow for a bit more room in the main living spaces.
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