the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Scenario Architecture
  6. 2014
  7. London E8 / Scenario Architecture

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

London E8 / Scenario Architecture

  • 05:00 - 17 August, 2015
London E8 / Scenario Architecture
London E8 / Scenario Architecture, © Matt Clayton
© Matt Clayton

© Matt Clayton © Matt Clayton © Matt Clayton © Matt Clayton + 17

© Matt Clayton
© Matt Clayton

Text description provided by the architects. We were approached by our clients, a young family of 3 to redesign their home. The property had received previously been granted planning permission, however, the internal layout did not suit the clients’ needs. 

© Matt Clayton
© Matt Clayton

The site was challenging as it is part of a terrace that opens out to a hard landscaped internal community space/car park.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The key elements of our brief were to utilize daylight as much as possible, to allow the family to interact in an open space whilst maintaining a warm and engaging environment and to have a green space that can be seen from the living areas.

© Matt Clayton
© Matt Clayton

Through analysing the site and the day-to-day habits of the clients we developed a design that fulfils their needs.  By lowering and glazing a section of the roof terrace, we were able to create a roof top garden that can be enjoyed from the kitchen and living areas.

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

We also provided a central core to the house that lets light penetrate down to the first floor whilst simultaneously creating a continuous flow through the second floor.

© Matt Clayton
© Matt Clayton

We wanted to allow maximum flexibility in the home, with the design it creates oddly shaped shapes than can be awkward to find furniture to fit, so if it is built in, it saves the clients trying to find something in future and not wasting space.

© Matt Clayton
© Matt Clayton

View the complete gallery

About this office
Scenario Architecture
Office
Cite: "London E8 / Scenario Architecture" 17 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771856/london-e8-scenario-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.