The Urban Refuge
In consideration a refuge for our clients we began by distilling key concepts of volume, light and texture that would create a space of peace and well-being specific to them and their family. Creating a series of single storey, two-storey and loft extensions to this already grand end of terrace house we intersected spaces with a double double height atrium and reconfigured the internal spaces to create a intricate interplay of geometries. Light is now captured from every direction available and treated in different ways. The house changes over the course of the day, providing both variety and calm in every part of the house.
This careful architectural game continued on the façade to consider the distant views onto the property and the relationship to the neighbouring listed church and the beautiful Victorian villa next door. Mixing brick bonds to create subtle details and the introduction of a circular window on the side elevation brings immediate reference to contextual heritage.
Internally, the interior design is a collaboration between architect and client juxtaposing crisp and minimal white interiors with eclectic statement features thematically engaged. The resulting interior is a “Japandi and Jungle”refurbishment to this reinterpreted Victorian house.