Islington Maisonette by Larissa Johnston Architects in London
challenge: Islington MaisonetteArchitects: vicinity: London, UKArea: 1,087 sq.ftPhotographs by way of:
The Islington Maisonette assignment is a renovation work of a Victorian home. The owners of the prevailing living approached with a choice to transform their dark Victorian interior into a cozy, whitewashed area this is intimately linked to the rear garden. to meet their wishes, the architects had to reconfigure the entire domestic format. The bedrooms have been moved on the higher stage, opening plenty of area on the floor ground which they used to create an open ground plan dwelling space. furthermore, the floor ground received a glazed extension that connects it to the courtyard.
located in a conservation location in Islington, this Victorian maisonette has been reconfigured and extended, to convert a previously darkish, segmented belongings right into a mild, spacious and modern-day family home.
one of the key issues previous to the alteration’s, became that the residing spaces lacked any connection with the rear external courtyard. To address this, the bedrooms have been moved to the more personal top level at the same time as the kitchen, living and eating areas are relocated to the lower stage to revel in a right away relationship with the courtyard lawn. The belongings has been prolonged to the rear and large glazed sliding doors and a non-stop ground surface make certain a unbroken courting among inner and external area.
The decrease stage is open plan to maximise the feel of spaciousness. Inserted in the massive area is a compact and green plywood ‘field’ which incorporates a equipped kitchen, staircase, garage, and a observe area. A utility room and cloakroom are well tucked underneath the steps.
herbal substances comprising timber, plywood, stainless steel, polished concrete and white plaster are used in the course of. The restrained nature of the fabric palette complements the simplicity of the areas.
The white rendered facade of the extension affords continuity with the inner white plaster. It also responds to the existing context of adjacent houses that have retained their original white rendered base beneath the brickwork.