December 2019 - Bidding
The cenotaph for the setting sun uses air as the primary building material. Reflecting the light of the sunset into a forest, the Cenotaph construct a volume of natural light that can be viewed from all sides. The horizon line of the distant sunset is transformed into a point (or volume) in space, "clipping" this daily phenomenon into an architectural proposal...
It is the year 2118. The world has become a pixelated archipelago of what it once was. This proposed framework of buoyant elements imagines an experimental architecture that embraces the rising tides and asks the question "How do we live on the water's surface?"
This screen carves out space and makes a breeze of dining outside.
Situated in a tailored garden, the screen is a backdrop for activity and relaxation, framing views through this little landscape.
Birds of House Champagne
You can find them across our office, our site and on each of our business cards. These Florida natives keep us busy...
Drawing the Swamp
Discovering space inside of a cypress swamp,
is it possible to occupy this place?
Hate looking at your Neighbors?
Then you need a Veil! This 10 foot tall, reflective, glass installation blurs unwanted views and reconstructs only what you want to see. Scratch that roofline across the street and look out at a collaged image of your lawn. Dynamic, colorful and mesmerizing; this Veil exaggerates the beauty around you.
Broken cups become a light study in charcoal. These planar drawings have influenced almost all of the work here at House Champagne.
At Home in Florida
House Champagne is a partnership between Peter Sprowls and Nic Rabinowitz; Floridians from the two ends of state. While the work is not limited to Florida, it is the rich, natural beauty of the state that has motivated the work of House Champagne. An obsession with the sun (logical enough) and memories of Florida’s bygone era as an exotic oasis are at the heart of everything we do.
In our opinion, to be comfortable in a beautiful place is to experience luxury. That luxury need not be gilded and unattainable (although gilded is sometimes fun) in the same way that house wine can often be the most desirable thing on the menu. So let’s get comfortable, indulge in a bit of bubbly and create something beautiful together. Cheers.