Andy Martin Architects completed a large five bedroom double fronted mews house in London’s Hyde Park, achieving an elegant blend between the client’s existing classical space and furniture, and their own contemporary interventions.
The initial design brief called for redesigning the client’s timber framed faux Victorian Style conservatory completed in the 80’s. ama proposed a solution to replace it with a similar form avoiding and having to submit a potentially difficult and lengthy planning application.
ama transformed the original design of three barrel vaults into a contemporary ‘sine curve’ form, with 3 large curved double glazed units. The new elegant form creates the appearance of a single sheet of flowing glass forming the new conservatory roof. The entrance lobby floor featured an elaborate mosaic of hand cut 10mm square marble pieces laid to repetitive wave form graphic. The architects also custom designed the bronze and glass inlayed entry doors that lead to the living room and conservatory.
The floor finishes on the ground level were hand rubbed concrete to create a Terrazzo type patina. The conservatory connects to the classical garden through three large bronze french doors. The house is divided in two by a new floating stair, with a new roof light bringing natural light to the center of the house. The interior features dyed and brushed solid oak flooring throughout the house.
The bathroom creates a contrast between the solid marble bath and basins, and the warmth of the timber floor and walls. ama took the opportunity to design all the built in joinery, bathroom units and the bespoke door handles and even specially configured door hinges.
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