Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects
By Sophie • Dec 13, 2012
This modern residence by Alison Brooks Architects is an extension of a preexisting structure from the 1800’s located in Islington, London, England.
Completed in 2012, the home does double duty as an environment for living as well as working.
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Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects:
“This conversion and extension of an existing four story Georgian Villa in north London provides a variety of open plan and double-height living, dining, and working spaces.
Exaggerated perspectives choreographed to create a series of unexpected views of the surrounding landscape and trees and create a sequence of varied and inspiring internal spaces.
The upper and lower ground floors of the existing houses are transformed to include a kitchen and dining area on the lower, and living area on the upper.
The conversion includes the insertion of two bespoke iron fireplaces, fair-faced concrete and black laquered joinery walls.
The side and rear extensions are clad in zinc and glass, with a geometry of folded, solid, and transparent surfaces.
The one story extension includes a studio space and kitchenette. Internal and external living spaces are integrated and combined with a new courtyard at ground level and a roof terrace at upper ground floor level, extending from the living room.
The two story rear extension is a contemporary reinterpretation of a bay window in the living room, and opens the dining area up to a garden patio and terrace.”
Photos by: Paul Riddle
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