Tali Hardonag Architect
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La Canada

A wall of recessed niches is a dramatic focal point at the end of the hallway.
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January 21, 2013
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hi-
this was designed on site, so there are no drawings with measurements.
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January 21, 2013
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The ceiling here is 9' high and the width of the hallway is 5'9" wide. The niches are 6" deep (but they can be whatever depth your wall studs are)
This was actually laid out on site with a lot of handwaving. Assymetry was key here, but some order was maintained with 3 equal width divisions at the top. A good way for you to tackle it is to cut out large squares of paper/cardboard and tape them up to see the effect. Make sure there is room for any particular pieces of art you would like to display.
Check with your electrician for which lights can be installed and how deep a recess you would need (codes vary).

Have fun!

Tali
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May 2, 2012
alccomplaint wrote:
Frame - I know you have mentioned that this structure is made of sheetrock wrapped in lumber. But there seems to be some kind of white frame around each niche. Is the frame in plywood, MDF. Also how does the frame work with the sheetrock? Thanks a lot
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the edges have whats called a bullnose, comes in various radius
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Jamie is right - the light is reflecting off a radius edged corner.
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April 22, 2012
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Hi -

This was done in 2x6 framing lumber and sheetrock (the sheetrock has to attach to something....)
They were sheet-rocked with radius edge corners.

SInce it is built on site - its up to whoever is doing the work to price it for you - labor costs vary greatly.

To repeat a previous posting:

The ceiling here is 9' high and the width of the hallway is 5'9" wide. Assymetry was key here, but some order was maintained with 3 equal width divisions at the top. A good way for you to tackle it is to cut out large squares of paper/cardboard and tape them up to see the effect. Make sure there is room for any particular pieces of art you would like to display.
Check with your electrician for which lights can be installed and how deep a recess you would need (codes vary).
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April 13, 2012
mdoshi wrote:
This is really beautiful!Can these niches be bought readymade or do they need to be built?
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These niches were built on site, about 6" deep.They were sheet-rocked with radius edge corners.

To repeat a previous posting:

The ceiling here is 9' high and the width of the hallway is 5'9" wide. Assymetry was key here, but some order was maintained with 3 equal width divisions at the top. A good way for you to tackle it is to cut out large squares of paper/cardboard and tape them up to see the effect. Make sure there is room for any particular pieces of art you would like to display.
Check with your electrician for which lights can be installed and how deep a recess you would need (codes vary).

Have fun,

Tali
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March 19, 2012
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hi-

The ceiling here is 9' high and the width of the hallway is 5'9" wide. The niches are 6" deep (but they can be whatever depth your wall studs are)
This was actually laid out on site with a lot of handwaving. Assymetry was key here, but some order was maintained with 3 equal width divisions at the top. A good way for you to tackle it is to cut out large squares of paper/cardboard and tape them up to see the effect. Make sure there is room for any particular pieces of art you would like to display.
Check with your electrician for which lights can be installed and how deep a recess you would need (codes vary).

Have fun!

Tali
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February 12, 2012
miquela wrote:
We are building a home and will have something similar to this on one end of a wall in the great room with a corner fireplace on the other end. There will be about 12 feet of wall space between the two features. The wall will have a raised hearth running the entire length with rock underneath and a stone top. We do not want rock on the fireplace. Would you do the fireplace in sheetrock, stucco, or something else? Should the fireplace and this niche space be out of the same material?
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That is a nice depth for something slim - even hanging a picture inside a niche can create something very interesting. Proportions of width and height make an impact -
here is an example of square shallow niches only on one side of the fireplace (about 10cm deep):

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thanks tali... this is really helpful
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December 15, 2011
ximuoi wrote:
Very nice wall niche, inspired me to build one. What type of recessed lights and wires that can be safely run in the wall for this ? Thanks.
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I believe they are safe for low voltage and for built-ins. You will have to check with your local inspector. Some jurisdictions have you install the secondary wiring in conduit too.
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The electrician worked on this with the homeowner so I have no specs.
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July 18, 2011
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Interior doors are Single Panel doors made from Alder Wood and stained Dark Walnut (may be a proprietary color by the painter)
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These niches are wrapped in sheetrock. The floor is Jerusalem Stone
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