LEFT The kitchen, seen as you walk through the door. Sink and oven run across the opposite wall. One of a pair of bench seatsperfectly fits the curve of the lichen-green wall; the table, designed by Rutherfoord, has a veneered satinwood top and Australian walnut underside, with a bevelled glass centre. An aboriginal burial pole houses two low-voltage lamps, placed top and bottom. INSET ABOVE American vinyl curtains hangfrom bronze sailing shackles below the hob. A mix of Italian and English laminates covers the work-surfaces. The floor is made from board It is now some time since the bride was carried over Rutherfoordâ€™s limestone threshold, into the Russian-red, curvy-walled hallway with its stainless-steel skirting. She says, â€˜I love it. Itâ€™s not the kind of modern that tires quickly, and itâ€™s very relaxing to live with.â€™ Even though Ahmed had known Charles for seven years and had followed and admired his work, his stories suggest that to convert to commissioning the â€˜architectural designerâ€™ you need a religious calling. â€˜You must have faith, â€™ he insists.