Club Clive

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Club Clive

Clive Wilkinson is made the renovation of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.,this affair made him a design star. The 53-year-old architect had never designed a house before he started on his own, in West Hollywood.

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Mr. Wilkinson designed a home that mixes intimacy with openness and the industrial with the natural. On a narrow land, he arranged intersecting structures containing the master bedroom, kitchen/dining area, and living room around a mini-park of a yard. An outdoor Weblon drape screens the living room.

Club Clive

A terrace designed with the local landscape is made of metal rods, which were threaded through bamboo to make balustrades and window screens in a few hours. The chair is by Artifort.

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In his studio, Mr. Wilkinson gathers a chair by Ligne Roset, a flower cushion by the artist Takashi Murakami and his own painting of a figure.

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Inexpensive ceramic pennyround tiles by Dal-Tile – usually seen in old kitchens – were “draped” around the tub’s edge.

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On the living room’s nubby wool carpet, designed by Mr. Wilkinson, a white Tod coffee table by Zanotta and a black Patricia Urquiola table sit by a screened cabinet hiding the stereo system and cable box.

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The Notte pendant lamp is from Prandina Lighting.

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Google’s base in Mountain View, Calif., which Mr. Wilkinson redesigned in 2006.

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At the School of Fashion and Design Merchandising in Los Angeles, he created a conference room that was encased in blue glass and suspended on 8-foot-tall pillars.

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In his own home, he turned the home office upside down, with plank wood on the ceiling and a ceiling-white floor of rubber, a move that also created a dramatic contrast between rough and sleek. An office desktop is suspended from beams, for a floating effect.

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Mr. Wilkinson designed the flowing indoor-outdoor public spaces, which converge at platform “porches,” largely to facilitate socializing.

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