Nye House

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This project involved the refurbishment of a terraced house in Canonbury, London. The brief was to improve the traditional arrangement of rooms to meet the needs of a growing young family who have just moved to the area.

As part of a complete structural rethink of the interior space, the design repositioned the central stairwell to eliminate awkward, unusable areas from the hallway and landing. This found space created an opportunity to integrate an additional bathroom on the ground floor. A conical form cuts up into the roof, drawing in a wonderful quality of natural 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.

An exploration of raw materials was used to introduce subtle colour, including - oak, stainless steel and undyed linen. Bespoke joinery throughout the house articulates the spaces by bring functional and discreet storage to each room.

Photography: Elisa Franceschi
Structural Design: Detail SD
Joinery Fabrication: Mitre & Mondays Lee Gonzalez
Interior Design: An Artful Life