Edinburgh Pavilion


This incredible New York Times featured project from 2019 has become a Cameron Interiors design classic. Seemingly simple forms with ease of flow achieved through intricately considered detail and spacial planning.  The design illustrates perfectly a contemporary minimal aesthetic intricately woven in cohesion with original Victorian architecture. 
The project reflects a successful collaboration between Cameron Interiors and architect Stuart Archer of talented architect Archer and Braun.  Together with the wider design and build team and our client,  all working together to deliver an impressive and much loved living space.  A long term passion for bulthaup, Stuart studied the respected design pioneer within his degree and understood bulthaup would fit seamlessly with his pavilion design.
Our design brief included consideration of the original red sandstone external wall becoming an internal wall and understanding the impact of multiple openings and a structural column as you move in and out of the space. The expanse of glass delivers the surrounding garden into the room and becomes a key element in the design, with the client enjoying the beauty of the outside from inside.  
The slim Sky-Frame glazing system is highlighted juxtaposed to the Victorian architecture, with the mulberry tone of the frame also complimenting the red sandstone. Large format porcelain floor tiles extend to beyond to the garden, contributing to an overall sense of space, calm and lightness, flowing from inside to out.  
Bulthaup b3 kitchen furniture offers precisely engineered functionality to work simply and perfectly in the pavilion. Flint colour tall units appear recessed along a full length of wall, providing a wealth of storage and appliances with minimal footprint. Miele appliances include side by side refrigeration with ice on demand, wine conditioning unit and healthy steam cooking. A pantry, with Kaolin interior finish is concealed behind pocket doors, providing an additional work station for toaster and food mixers used in situ and continues the clean line and furniture appearance in this multi-purpose living space.  
A separate floating coffee station contains Miele Artline handle less coffee machine and warming drawer in a graphite finish together with essential storage for the family work station. Strategically designed and positioned in relation to the support column and to ensure the stonework was not obscured, it serves kitchen, dining, work and living spaces with ease.
A generous Bulthaup b3 island has a purposefully monobloc appearance. The orientation of the design was planned to suit our family’s daily activities and functions both aesthetically and productively, providing a central hub to gravitate to.  Gravel finish furniture is combined tonally with Neutral Concrete Corian work surface and tactile walnut bar top. Simple forms require deceptively complex planning with every detail considered including alignment of furniture lines together with Sky Frame structural elements when viewed from the garden.
BORA induction cook top with integrated extraction, positioned to also enjoy views of the living space and garden and Quooker boiling water tap provide highly efficient food preparation tools for busy family life. 
The client’s interior design team created a relaxed family dining and living area beyond the kitchen work areas using pops of colour and mix of design classics including Bang & Olufson TV, Ilse Crawford Together dining table, Balzac armchair and Gubi Beetle dining chairs.
Natural light combined with careful lighting design inside and out ensures an atmospheric transition from day to night.
A beautiful illustration of carefully considered detail and design to create an impressive, yet highly functional and much loved family-orientated living space.

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