Project: Columbia Road
As architects, we not only look to maximises space and light but also
protect and enhance potential return in property value. The inspiration
from where the design starts is the curved garden brick wall that was used for an old bike store and barbeque area. By knocking through the rear wall and taking the floor space all the way to the extent of the site, we maximised floor area. We then evened out the datum so that the entire ground floor was on one level which enhances the feeling of space. this was done with a beautiful patterned polished concrete floor that meanders from
the kitchen living room all the way to the external courtyard, this
creates a blurred sense of what's inside and out, so in fairer weather,
there is not two rooms but one large one.
The next large wall to go was the existing kitchen wall with its small
sash windows that kept the existing room in near darkness, opening this up with a large steel beam meant we were able to accommodate a dining table for 6-8 people framed under a giant skylight above one's head and a giant steel pivot door that is even bigger, to access the courtyard.
These tectonic openings in the mass play and react with one and another
and let the sun stream in.
The kitchen flows fluidly around the space and is framed under a host of
amazing frameless self-cleaning glazing that gives the feeling of a double height volume under a blue sky.
A special Thanks to our client that was so understanding and hands on, also their taste was so good that really helped the design process
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Photography by @richchivers