Working to a design by Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects, our work on this 1,184 sq ft (110 sq m) private home in Central London involved demolishing an existing mews house and constructing a new two-bedroom property with an extra storey and rear terrace.
The design flips the function of the house upside down, with the living space on the top floor which is integrated with a south facing private terrace. The orientation of the windows evolved to create both privacy and to maximise natural light. The ground floor windows are stepped around a car parking space and the main bedroom window is horizontally orientated. We constructed the building using natural tone bricks, zinc clad mansard and green roof, with solar thermal heating.
For this project we needed to ensure that the surrounding buildings were fully supported during the demolition and construction of the radically redesigned house. We also had restricted head height access, so had to make sure that all deliveries were in appropriately sized vehicles.