Georgian terrace has an industrial feel

Raw concrete and raw steel, combined with refined glass, timber and carefully detailed plasterwork create a relaxed but crisp interior
Story by: Trends
Andy Martin Architecture – Renovation in London architecture, ceiling, daylighting, floor, handrail, house, interior design, loft, product design, stairs, wall, wood, wood flooring, gray, brown
Andy Martin Architecture – Renovation in London

Architect: Andy Martin ArchitecturePhotographer: Nick RochowskiAbout the project: The Perf House design was driven by clients who’s brief was to bring some of the light quality and openness of their native Sardinia to central London. The scope involved the complete removal off all existing internal elements of this petit 5-storey Georgian terrace house in Pimlico, leaving a 6-sided internal volume. Andy Martin Architecture then re-imagined the spaces within to deliver a new home environment with transparency and connection, materiality and texture, light and shadow, excitement and tranquility.

advertisement


Andy Martin Architecture – Renovation in London material, metal, product, product design, gray
Andy Martin Architecture – Renovation in London

A restrained palette of industrial materials - raw concrete and raw steel, combine with refined glass, timber and carefully detailed plasterwork to create a relaxed but crisp interior. To solve the issue of a dark and unwelcoming basement level so common in this building type, we introduced a ground floor made up entirely of pavements lights, common but unappreciated on every London commercial street - repurposed here to allow natural light and activity to connect the first two levels of the building.

Andy Martin Architecture – Renovation in London material, metal, pattern, gray
Andy Martin Architecture – Renovation in London

From the basement level a handmade steel staircase connects to the ground floor and then works its way up to the first floor, at which point the solid steel plates transform into a perforated metal spine which cuts right through the building to the top floor. This use of the perforations throughout the house help to intensify the light through various aperture dimensions.

Oct 06, 2017

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Similar stories

10 things to know about building a deck

Decks can be built using any number of materials, and designed to fit nearly any home. Here's a few things you'll want to keep in mind before starting your own Read more

Farmhouse kitchen renovation has steel benchtops, cabinets and shelving

Family kitchen renovation gives more space and light and uses steel plate – steel drawers, steel shelving Read more

New home with glass walls and indoor-outdoor flow

this new house features two glass pavilions separated by an outdoor terrace and a 25m lap pool Read more

Latest books

Home Trends 3401

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the often limi... Read more

Home Trends 3307

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of.To help get you started on creating the home ... Read more

Home Trends 3306

Renovating a tired and dated kitchen will not only add to your enjoyment of cooking – it can also totally transform the way you use all of your living spaces, indoors and out. But where do you start and what's actually possible... Read more

Related profiles

Aber Living

With more than 35 years’ experience in the wholesale and distribution business, Aber Living are leaders in the home heating and cooling area. Read more

Daikin New Zealand

We are New Zealand’s Air Conditioning Specialists. Read more