GC House by YourArchitectLondon
The brief from the client was simple. They asked for a house in which the natural light flows through around. A glass staircase links all floors, allowing light to flow effortlessly through the property, with views up through the home to create a sense of space and continuity.
The project involved a complete renovation of a Victorian terraced house in West London into a bright home, and included a kitchen extension, loft and basement conversion. The design built within the facade of a Victorian home, and sought to modernize it whilst remaining respectful to the existing exterior.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Natural light was at the heart of this project. Born out of the need to expand a Victorian property for a growing family, the core ambition was to create a flexible living space that reflected a new approach to contemporary design, characterised by light and simplicity.
Minimal sightlines and subtle textures generate a sense of relaxation and harmony, whilst clear and frosted glass, oak and douglas fir run throughout the home to create a series of interconnected spaces that inspire social and flexible living
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The stairs connect the different levels of the house and bring the natural light all around, which makes out a feeling of harmony and important element of the design.The douglas fir and oak herringbone gives out a warm atmosphere.
The design opens up the spaces to connect them generating social spaces linked through the stair in three floors (reception, kitchen and entertainment room).
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in November 2014 in London and finished in September 2016
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Clear and frosted glass, matte white aluminium, white decoration and douglas fir and oak herringbone for flooring and furniture too.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
GA: 3950 sq.f on four levels of a terrace house in Fulham, West London
inaki leite, gc house, architect london, your architect london, fulham house, lysia street
The architect did an approach on how the refurbish a victorian terrace house in London into a bright home where you can socialize easily on the open plan areas, with a fresh and bright strategy. This approach is totally opposed to the nature of the terrace houses in London, which makes a bit challenging how to solve the new structure to make possible the linked spaces and openings for bringing the natural light.
Both cantilevers of the glass stairs and dining table were technically challenging as well as the whole new structure of the house around the skylights.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
inaki leite, architect at YourArchitectLondon
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