Location: London, United Kingdom
Project Year: 2016
Photo: Jim Stephenson

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Victorian loft architecture transformed into an oasis of relaxation in the southern part of London by A Small Studio.

Velux window, with a thick black frame views of the garden from the reading room — one of three new attic spaces created by the studio. Reading room is the focal point of the house, set up for a family that would like to add space for privacy.

Space and the maximum daylight are critical factors in the design of the house.

—architects explain.

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Small Studio converted the existing area of the roof and added three dormer windows, coated with zinc, with a distance of 25 centimeters between them. Every window overlooks the back garden and the hills. One of these spaces is designed as a reading area together with a rocking chair.

The renovation includes a new rear extension that is subservient to the original house in terms of its proportions. From a style perspective the Victorian vernacular is maintained throughout the front. However, it is contrasted with a clean, modern extension at the rear that attracts light and maximizes the potential of the unique views into a newly created ‘urban oasis’. The entire ground floor has been demolished and the circulation is being changed to flood the entire space with natural daylight.

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