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House for A Cellist Islington Ecology Sustainability Contemporary Residential Architecture Unagru East London Architects
House for A Cellist Islington Ecology Sustainability Contemporary Residential Architecture Unagru East London Architects
House for A Cellist Islington Ecology Sustainability Contemporary Residential Architecture Unagru East London Architects
House for A Cellist Islington Ecology Sustainability Contemporary Residential Architecture Unagru East London Architects
House for A Cellist Islington Ecology Sustainability Contemporary Residential Architecture Unagru East London Architects
House for A Cellist Islington Ecology Sustainability Contemporary Residential Architecture Unagru East London Architects
House for A Cellist Unagru Stale Eriksen Islington London Private Residential Refurbishment and Extension

House for A Cellist
Islington, London

 

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. 

To read more, please download our project sheet here.

"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

Architect                       

Unagru Architecture Urbanism

Structural Engineer      

Constant SD

Landscape Designer

Emma Griffin Garden Design

Contractor

Rimi Renovations

Joinery

Progetto 172

Photographer

Stale Eriksen

Nick Dearden

Completion year    

2021

Area                       

110 sqm

Project budget       

< £500,000

AJ Small Projects Award 2023

Finalist

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

Contributor

Open House Festival 2021

Contributor


 

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