Islington Maisonette by Larissa Johnston Architects in London
venture: Islington MaisonetteArchitects: location: London, UKArea: 1,087 sq.ftPhotographs by means of:
The Islington Maisonette mission is a protection paintings of a Victorian home. The owners of the present residing approached with a preference to convert their dark Victorian interior right into a cozy, whitewashed area that is intimately related to the rear lawn. to meet their desires, the architects needed to reconfigure the whole home format. The bedrooms were moved on the top degree, starting masses of space at the floor ground which they used to create an open ground plan residing area. moreover, the ground ground received a glazed extension that connects it to the courtyard.
positioned in a conservation area in Islington, this Victorian maisonette has been reconfigured and prolonged, to transform a previously darkish, segmented assets into a light, spacious and cutting-edge family home.
one of the key troubles prior to the alteration’s, became that the dwelling spaces lacked any reference to the rear outside courtyard. To cope with this, the bedrooms had been moved to the extra non-public upper degree while the kitchen, living and eating regions are relocated to the decrease degree to enjoy a direct courting with the courtyard lawn. The belongings has been extended to the rear and huge glazed sliding doorways and a non-stop ground floor make certain a continuing courting among inner and outside space.
The decrease degree is open plan to maximise the sense of spaciousness. Inserted within the massive area is a compact and green plywood ‘container’ which incorporates a fitted kitchen, staircase, garage, and a examine space. A application room and cloakroom are neatly tucked below the steps.
natural materials comprising timber, plywood, chrome steel, polished concrete and white plaster are used all through. The confined nature of the cloth palette enhances the simplicity of the spaces.
The white rendered facade of the extension presents continuity with the inner white plaster. It also responds to the prevailing context of adjacent homes that have retained their unique white rendered base beneath the brickwork.