LocationIslington - UK
The refurbishment of a terraced family home in Canonbury. The brief was to make the traditional arrangement of rooms work better for a young growing family who have just moved to the area.
In a complete tectonic rethink of the interior space, the design repositioned the stair void to take out some of the unused and awkward areas from the hallway and landing. This found space to add an additional bathroom on the ground floor. A conical mass cuts up into the roof, bringing light into the centre of the house. Intersecting through the children’s bedroom it creates a soft curve into an otherwise linear set of spaces.
The interior materiality was considered to allow colour to be replaced by material - oak, stainless steel and undyed linen. The bespoke joinery throughout creates new ways of using the same spaces - from the Montessori toy cupboard to the sock drawer.