Alexandra Drive House / studioSH

Alexandra Drive House / studioSH

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  • Architects: studioSH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  196
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Lorenzo Zandri
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Astro Lighting, Forticrete, Wever & Ducre
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Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Exterior Photography, Windows, Door, Facade
© Lorenzo Zandri

Text description provided by the architects. studiosh were engaged for the extensive remodelling and upgrade of this 1930’s semi-detached property. The existing dwelling suffered from numerous ad-hoc extensions, the interiors were dated and the configuration was impractical.

Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Windows, Bathtub
© Lorenzo Zandri
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Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Interior Photography, Door, Chair, Column
© Lorenzo Zandri

The proposals sought to reinvigorate the ground floor; to provide a generous kitchen and living space, well day-lit with an expansive relationship with the garden. The loft space has been converted in to a master bedroom suite accessed by a new, sculptural, staircase.

Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Windows, Wood
© Lorenzo Zandri

The use of oak detailing throughout consolidates the spaces; from the ground floor glazing, up the staircase, culminating in the loft picture window. A subtle yet distinctive material has been developed; considered detailing allowing for simple & robust materials such as burnished blockwork, oak & pigmented zinc, to be thoughtfully composed.

Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Interior Photography, Facade
© Lorenzo Zandri
Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Interior Photography, Windows
© Lorenzo Zandri

The interior finishes are ‘quiet’; white oiled oak floors & subtly variegated tiling providing the backdrop to daily life. Oak fenestrations frame the garden & give access to a generous patio flanked by a pond. Open plan interiors allow for socialising whilst the changing seasons illuminate the interior. The overarching desire: to engender a tranquil & relaxing atmosphere, comfortable & homely.

Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Exterior Photography, Brick, Door, Windows, Facade, Glass
© Lorenzo Zandri
Alexandra Drive House / studioSH - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Balcony
© Lorenzo Zandri

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Cite: "Alexandra Drive House / studioSH" 06 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/967939/alexandra-drive-house-studiosh> ISSN 0719-8884

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