A House above a Shop
2003 - 2004 | media: building & landscape | location: Waterloo, London | scale: 150m2
We transformed a basic Victorian flat above a shop in the middle of London into an oasis within the city. The main challenges of this refurbishment were to obtain planning in this conservation area and resolving a complex fire escape situation. The structure of the dysfunctional first level was altered to provide a serene and flexible living space which opens onto suspended gardens.
Decked platforms were designed to seemingly float within vegetation growing in planters below. Large climbers covered the walls and railings. Throughout the flat, industrial materials have been used to create a tactile quality on a minimal budget. (rubber, oiled and waxed plywood, steel).
Completed in 2004, it was published in Elle Decoration UK in 2005.