Ark Journal | Vol. II
In Volume II we focus on how architecture evolves and frames our existence and we celebrate the soulful interplay of art, design and architecture. In a special additional 16-page magazine the acclaimed photographer Francois Halard shares his personal portfolio of interiors and architecture. Danish Vietnamese artist Danh Vo invites us into his Berlin apartment and country home; Mich̬le Lamy explores materiality in her Paris atelier; John Pawson admits his new country home has softened his views on minimalism and Max Lamb discusses how materials dictate his designs.
We visit a concrete house in Gotland that takes its cues from the rugged landscape; meet two Danish artists who built their home in Møn as a living composition; and discuss harmony and purpose with an architect and furniture designer in their Copenhagen apartment. Delving into the archives of the great Danish modernist Jørn Utzon, we visit two of his rarely shown houses that show his genius for designing homes that enrich their inhabitants lives.
Copenhagen-based, Ark Journal is a biannual magazine founded by Editor-in-Chief Mette Barfod and made by an experienced team of designers, stylists, photographers and editors.
Temperature + Humidity
- The ideal condition for wood inside your home is a temperature of about 70-72 degrees Fahrenheit, with humidity levels of 50%-55%. During winter months, humidity levels drop, which can cause problems with wood. To level things out, use a humidifier during dry months. Along similar lines, try to avoid any abrupt changes in humidity. Wood likes a consistent environment, and damage can gradually occur otherwise.
- If you’re storing wood furniture, don’t leave it in areas like attics, garages, or basements. By leaving furniture in unprotected areas like these, you can actually cause the aging of the wood to accelerate. Also with storage, be sure not to store wood pieces in hot areas or near fireplaces and heating vents. The excess heat can dry out the wood.
- If your wood pieces are in a damp area, or during rainy seasons, use dehumidifiers to combat excess moisture.
- When placing wood furniture around your home, try to make sure it’s not placed in direct sunlight.
- When storing table leaves, try to keep them close to the table itself in order to ensure they’re both exposed to the same humidity levels consistently