Simon Court, Queens Park
The project transforms a previously cramped and awkward flat positioned at the top of a Victorian church. After a lazy ’80s conversion the flat was one of only a handful that had retained some original features; the tops of three large arched stained glass windows and the impressive curved roof of the apse itself.
The challenge was to create a harmonious relationship between new alterations and the existing building, as well as resolving the practical difficulties of the unusual space which had limited flat walls for furniture. The main move was to re-arrange the existing mezzanine and insert a new half spiral timber staircase which winds up under the curved beams of the church to allow a bed to be positioned centrally. The staircase rises up through one of two void spaces which allow light from the roof windows down to the lower floor and reveal the roof structure, whilst only marginally reducing useable floor space.
The mezzanine, staircase and other joinery are all constructed from knotless Radiata pine panels, with the staircase constructed from a CNC cut kit of parts. This economical material was lightly whitened with oil, and provides a counterpoint to the red bricks and darker timber of the church building.
The existing building also required carefully restoration with the dark stained roof structure sand blasted to reveal some of the charm of the original timber, and the reveals to square windows which had been crudely knocked through a brick arch and other brick damage carefully disguised with faux decoration, to restore the visual integrity of the existing building.
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Dover Street, Mayfair
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Shacklewell School, Hackney
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