In one of the latest short films from Nowness, director Matthew Donaldson explores the home of Ruth and Richard Rogers in London's Chelsea. What appears to be a typical Georgian terrace from the outside, complete with "a resplendent facade in London brick with uniform windows and smart stucco", opens up into a bold, colourful and homely series of internal spaces that could only belong to Richard Rogers.
Design details seem to echo many of Rogers' most famous projects, such as the striking tubular aesthetic of the Centre Pompidou, although of course scaled down. The internal spaces, including the "piazza" (the term they use to describe their main living space), all hinge around the kitchen - not surprising, considering that Ruth Rogers owns and runs the Michelin Star Italian restaurant The River Café. Richard states that although he's "not a good cook", he's "a very good eater".
Richard Rogers: Inside Out is exhibiting at London's Royal Academy until 13th October 2013. You can read a review of the show here.