House for A Cellist
A radical transformation of a narrow Victorian terraced house. The project completely re-imagined the house by demolishing the existing extensions to rebuild a new rear extension, remodelling the first and second floors, and adding a roof terrace facing the garden. The new ground floor is a single, complex, flexible and narrative space that allows for living, working, and up to four people practising under a round roof light. It is composed of a rectangular volume carved and modelled by a wood and glass cube -the kitchen- a triangular wooden wedge -the stair and services- and a cylinder - a deep roof light.
This project is an extended investigation of narrative, complex, open living spaces. There are no doors or corridors on the ground floor: the entrance hall unfolds and is part of the rest of the house, navigating between an angled wood box and a squared wood-glass box, which in turn contain all the services that a contemporary house needs.
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"For me, the project was about creating a space that was a counterpoint between the energy of central London and the tranquillity of a home with a garden and traditional design elements. I wanted a space that harmonised these two different environments since I seek harmony in my own life balancing my roles as a scientist and a musician." - Chris, 2021
Unagru Architecture Urbanism
Emma Griffin Garden Design
AJ Small Projects Award 2023
The Designer Awards 2022
Residential Interior of The Year
Build It Award 2022
Best Architect or Designer for a Renovation or Conversion Project
Open House Festival 2022
Open House Festival 2021