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  5. Fraher Architects
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  7. Lambeth Marsh House / Fraher Architects

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Lambeth Marsh House / Fraher Architects

  • 03:00 - 15 July, 2016
Lambeth Marsh House / Fraher Architects
Lambeth Marsh House  / Fraher Architects, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

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© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

Text description provided by the architects. Lambeth Marsh House had been left unoccupied for over 10 years and is a two storey listed house situated within the Roupell Street Conservation area in central London. The conservation area designation was first developed by John Palmer Roupell in the 1820’s. Roupell, a gold refiner, lived with his family at 16 Meymott Street, which was at that time known as ‘Cross Street’. Roupell developed the land for artisan workers – in the form of modest, brick built, two storey terraced houses fronting conventional streets.

© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse
Plan Proposed 1
Plan Proposed 1
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© Jack Hobhouse

Our concept and challenge was to breathe new life into all floors whilst respecting the heritage of this listed building and restoring some of the lost historic detailing.

© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

The run down fabric of the existing building required extensive refurbishment with a sensitive approach. Restoring the panelled replaces, wood panelling to walls, architraves and skirting to their original condition celebrates the history of this building.

© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

The addition of a contemporary rear and side extension compliments these features and updates the building. A large open plan living space creates a new light airy space whilst a new glass roof extension feeds light into the plan of the building.

© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

Throughout the traditional settings modern furniture updates the traditional spaces. Many antique chairs were refurbished and re-upholstered and minimalist light fittings compliment the sympathetic interior. Materiality was very important to help produce a sensitive contemporary design, whilst assisting our conservationist approach. 

© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

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Cite: "Lambeth Marsh House / Fraher Architects" 15 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/791341/lambeth-marsh-house-fraher-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884