Trees in Interiors, Curated by Yellowtrace

 

Long time readers and eagle-eyed amongst you would be aware that this is not the first time we are chatting about Trees In Interiors. No sir. We ran a story about it two years ago, where I introduced this at-the-time newish “trend” (urgh, I hate that word – can someone please think of a better way to describe “trends”. Yuck.) As it turns out, I’ve continued to spot many more examples of this “design meme”, so I’ve decided that revisiting this story would be well worth it. I hope you will agree.

Trees and large plants are a powerful way to soften almost any interior and bring a sense of the familiar to a space. As our lives continue to get progressively more hight-tech for most of us, we continue to yearn for and seek out a much-needed connection to the natural world. It is therefore not surprising to discover that our fascination to introduce trees inside our buildings and interiors is showing no signs of slowing down. I think I’m pretty happy with this decision, dearest clever designers of this world. I hope today’s post encourages you to look at ways in which you can incorporate your own interpretation in your next project. Only where relevant, of course!

 

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Erwin Wurm Infills Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg | Yellowtrace
Photo by Marek Kruszewski © vg bild-kunst, bonn 2015.

 

Erwin Wurm’s German Forest Installation // This extraordinary site-specific sculptural installation by Erwin Wurm provides a mere hint of the unusual and eccentric world awaiting gallery-goers within the great exhibition hall of Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.


 

Shirazeh Houshiary Christmas Tree Installation at Victoria Beckham London Store | Yellowtrace

Shirazeh Houshiary Christmas Tree Installation at Victoria Beckham London Store | Yellowtrace

 

Victoria Beckham London Store // Last December, Victoria Beckham celebrated her London store’s first Christmas with an upside-down tree installation by Iranian artist Shirazeh Houshiary. Genius! The tree is Houshiary’s updated take on her Christmas tree installation at the Tate in 1993.


 

Feed Meat Market by FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de Perto | Yellowtrace

Feed Meat Market by FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de Perto | Yellowtrace
Photos by Rafaela Netto.

 

FEED Meat Market by FGMF Arquitetos & Projeto de Perto in São Paulo, Brasil // A butcher shop in São Paulo redefines the experience of buying meat by channeling sophistication and a gallery-like ambiance. The Brazilian FGMF Arquitetos and Projeto de Perto studio set out to create an “un-butchery” butcher shop that kept meat selling as its focus by venturing into new territory.


 

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Raven Street House by James Russell Architect | Yellowtrace
Photo by Toby Scott.

 

Raven Street House by James Russell Architects in QLD, Australia // Raven Street House by James Russell is an alteration and addition to a traditional workers cottage in the inner Brisbane suburb of West End. The new structure plays with timber tradition respectfully but it reworks the dark Victorian core.


 

Isabel Marant Paris by Cigue / Photo by Maris Mezulis | Yellowtrace
Photo by Maris Mezulis.

 

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Yvonne Kone Store Copenhagen | Yellowtrace

 

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House in Ohno by Airhouse Design Office | Yellowtrace
Photo by Toshiyuki Yano.


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Photo © Fanny Allié.

 

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Donaire Arquitectos Restores an Old House into a New Restaurant | Yellowtrace

Donaire Arquitectos Restores an Old House into a New Restaurant | Yellowtrace
Photos by Fernando Alda.

 

Perro Viejo Restaurant by Donaire Arquitectos // Perro Viejo is a transformed old house that’s become a tapas bar & restaurant in Sevilla, Span, designed by Donaire Arquitectos.


 

Anouk Vogel Johan Selbing Courtesy of Nature | Yellowtrace

Anouk Vogel Johan Selbing Courtesy of Nature | Yellowtrace

 

Courtesy of Nature by Johan Selbing Architecture // For the 2013 edition of the International Garden Festival, architect Johan Selbing and landscape architect Anouk Vogel have produced Courtesy of Nature, “a contextual installation that invites the visitor to reflect upon our relation to nature.”


 

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Tokachi Hills by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects | Yellowtrace

 

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House in Yagi by Suppose Design Office / Photo by Toshiyuki Yano | Yellowtrace
Photo by Toshiyuki Yano.

 

House in Yagi by Suppose Design Office in Hiroshima, Japan // On a narrow site perpendicular to a small canal, the ‘House in Yagi’ by Japanese practice Suppose Design Office boasts an entirely concrete structure with a single storey living area supported above a double height atrium space.


 

House WZ by Bernd Zimmermann Architekten | Yellowtrace

House WZ by Bernd Zimmermann Architekten | Yellowtrace
Photos by Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart.

 

House WZ by Bernd Zimmermann Architekten in Ludwigsburg, Germany // An existing family house from the 50′s was fundamentally renovated and modernised. While the exterior form of the existing building wasn’t allowed to change, the interior was completely converted. A large skylight above the three-storey atrium, with a tree planted in it, provides an ideal natural lighting for the house.


 

Skye Gyngells Spring at Somerset House | Yellowtrace

Skye Gyngell's Spring at Somerset House | Yellowtrace

 

Spring at Somerset House by Skye Gyngell // Skye Gyngell’s first solo venture, Spring, brings warmth and elegance within a beautiful dining space set in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House, in the arts and cultural heart of London. The light-flooded drawing room, which seats 100 covers, is decorated simply and warmly allowing the large windows, airy high ceilings and original cornicing to frame the space. Cloaked by Black Olive trees, an atrium garden sits enclosed at the room’s centre with flora and fauna designs by acclaimed landscape designer Jinny Blom.


The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School by Softroom | Yellowtrace

The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School by Softroom | Yellowtrace
Photos by Jack Hobhouse.

 

The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School by Softroom // London studio Softroom has renovated a 19th-century village pub in southern England to host a culinary school, a bar and a glass-fronted restaurant. Softroom inserted long panels of glazing into the brick facade and roof of the old thatched-roof building to give views into an adjoining half-acre plot, which has been planted to create a kitchen garden to supply produce for the restaurant.


 

The Times Resuscitation Building by Nano Architects | Yellowtrace

The Times Resuscitation Building by Nano Architects | Yellowtrace
Photos by © Hidaka Yasunori.

 

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Three Storey Urban Residence by Pleysier Perkins | Yellowtrace

Three Storey Urban Residence by Pleysier Perkins | Yellowtrace

 

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Read the full article & see more images here.


 

Casa Chinkara Guatemala City Guatemala | Yellowtrace
Photo by Marko Bradich.

 

Casa Chinkara by Solis Colomer Arquitectos in Guatemala // Located in a privileged area surrounded by forests but still close to Guatemala city, the Casa Chinkara presents itself as a dual residence exploring the contrast between the natural and the man made; between the primitive and the contemporary.


 

A Scandinavian Midsummer at Platform Gallery | Yellowtrace

 

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T PARK by CUBE Architecten | Yellowtrace

T PARK by CUBE Architecten | Yellowtrace
Photos by Yvonne Lukkenaar.

 

T’Park by CUBE Architecten in Amsterdam, The Netherlands // T’Park is a redevelopment of a store that was transformed into an office building by the practice of CUBE Architecten and it is located in a plaza on Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The designers created a semi-public plaza that can be used for eating, drinking, working and interacting.


 

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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