The scheme provides a new two-storey extension to a Victorian terraced house in West London. The client’s ambition to create a series of new rooms on the upper levels defined a massing approach where the new additions are formed from three interlocking masonry volumes. The existing narrow kitchen extension was dismantled in order to create a new kitchen and dining area at ground level with large skylight. The taller volume accommodates a study with an external terrace at first floor level; and a family bathroom at second floor level. A new zinc clad volume at roof level provides a guestroom with en-suite bathroom.
House on Prenzlauer Berg by Loft Kolasinski
Interior design project, design and creation of furniture, terrace on the roof and garden.
The design of a newly built home in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin has used furniture designed and made by Loft Kolasinski: a bed, a chaise longue, a table, a bench and hangers. In addition, the project uses unique furniture, lighting and vintage carpets from the 50s, 60s originating from the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Poland, and the unique graphics of the Polish artist Stanisław Dawski dating back to the 1950s and the painting by the Brazilian painter Aecio Sarti. The unique detail of the equipment is made by traditional Polish pottery clay dishes and pots.
Private house, Stoke Newington, London
This project establishes a single storey L-shaped volume that infills the narrow passage to the side of the rear outrigger part of the house and integrates the existing ground floor to create a new large kitchen and dining area overlooking the garden. A large skylight brings top light into the centre of the house and a large timber framed sliding door maximises openness to the garden.
Photography: Ståle Eriksen
Franklin Mountain House, El Paso, Texas
American studio Hazelbaker Rush has created a mountainside residence where the lower levels blend into the rocky site, while the bright white upper volume stands out in contrast.
Casa en Melides by Pedro Reis
“The house in Melides, on the southern Alentejo Coast, by Pedro Reis, represents the desire for a holiday house as a getaway from the bustle of a big city. The client made the unusual decision to have an architectural competition between three distinct ateliers, allowing a choice from a wider range of possible solutions. This winning proposal presents a reading of the “drama” of the natural countryside, building it on top of a steep hill relatively protected by the surrounding “rugged topography”.”
Casa Na Mata