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House for Cellist

Location: 

Islington, London

Status: 

Completed, 2021

Our client wanted to improve their existing traditional Victorian terrace house, they loved where they lived in Islington and did not want to move, but they needed more living space on the ground floor of their home. We proposed adding a rear extension, refurbishment and reconfiguration of the traditional plan. The extension gave the additional internal space as they desired which we were able to maximise through the reconfiguration and refurbishment, making better use of the space available and upgrading the home. 

As the house sits within a Conservation Area, our designs had to be sympathetic to the conditions of the site and local context, however we were keen to bring an element of individuality, reflecting the clients with distinctive material choices, such as a striking green marble. 

Our designs have delivered a bright home, with distinctive design moments scattered through the house, such as the circular skylight, a pivoting pint in the layout, drawing natural light deep within the interior and creating an ideal place for our musician to practice.  

"Working with Unagru was so easy. They instinctively understood what we needed and created design solutions we could not have dreamed of. We love our house, it is now a family home that we all enjoy spending time in together.' NH

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The backstory, tbc

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The Project

A reflection on space continuity, compression and expansion. The triangle and the circle. 

The triangle will incorporate all the service areas as well as the staircase. The circle will bring light to the middle of the house: pivoting point of the layout and practising spot for the musicians. 

A fourth element, the square, will encapsulate the kitchen, at the front of the house. 

 

 

Layout and main spaces:

 

 

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