House and Office, 1 West Annandale Street

Tim Bayman Architecture, Edinburgh, 2011


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  • Levels    
  • Stairs    
  • Mezzanine stair    
  • Bridge    
  • Dining meeting    
  • Living room stair    
  • Living    
  • Office    
  • Bath    
  • Exterior    
  • Site plan    
  • Plans    
  • Sections and elevations    
  • Section through new roof and facade    
  • Existing plans    
  • Existing sections and elevations    
  • Existing    
  • 1930s context    
  • Existing ground floor condition    
  • Existing interior    

Refurbishment of a eighties shop conversion for use as a home and office, allowing light and ventilation into previously dark stuffy interior

By reverting the front elevation to a ‘shopfront’, adding a new pitched roof and utilising the neglected space over a dropped ceiling, natural light has been restored to a building which had remained in the shadows since its conversion to residential use in 1984.

The house’s staircase has been moved from the middle of the plan to a void created at the front of the building, under the glazed facade, to allow light into the basement and free up the centre of the plan.

On the ground floor a single table serves as both dining table and meeting table. The previously dark and airless storage space at basement level is now the living room. The narrow site allowed a pre-finished steel deck to be used as a single spanning structure.


  • Begun: Aug 2010
  • Completed: May 2011
  • Floor area: 93m2
  • Sectors: House, Office
  • Total cost: £73,559
  • Procurement: Negotiated contract & self build
  • Address: 1 West Annandale Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4JT, United Kingdom

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