居住在伦敦的一个家庭委托建筑师Jennifer Jammaers和室内建筑师Vivienne Beal和Alice B. Davies，他们希望开放和扩展他们的半独立式住宅，拥有一种独特的英国氛围。
Architect Jennifer Jammaers and interior architects Vivienne Beal and Alice B. Davies were approached by a family living in London, who were looking to open up and expand their semi-detached home. The family asked the collaborators to create a distinguished British atmosphere, through a keen interest in natural materials and preserving heritage detail.
The designers were asked to create open spaces with strong architectural angles and high ceilings, certified for functional, everyday living. To highlight these central design details, they selected a pared-down palette, where soft grey micro-cement walls reflect the light with a gentle, calming tactile quality. Natural finishes, such as the band-sawn timber flooring, marble and brass fixtures soften the strong architectural features of the home, offering warmth, depth and texture.
The home begins at the basement level. Uncharacteristic to most basements, it is shaped by high ceilings and a gallery-like atmosphere. Secluded spaces on this level include a study, guest bedroom and private gym. The ground floor comprises of the main entrance, reception room and open kitchen and dining area.
A central Valchromat box encompasses the kitchen and reception storage, as well as a cloakroom. On the outside, the fluted black box houses custom bookshelves in the reception space and hides the fridge and pantry space in the kitchen, punctuating the muted interior palette.
The most defining architectural feature of the project is Jennifer Jammaers’s staircase – the central spine of the home. The staircase connects all four floors and floods each with sunlight from top to bottom, for a beautiful light and shadow play. The void between the lower and ground floor also acts as a lightwell, enhancing the spacious, bright and airy qualities of the open-plan ground and lower floor.
室内设计：Alice B. Davies & Vivienne Beal