Thornbury Court

Tigg Coll Architects, London, 2012

 

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The client’s vision for this mansion block flat in Notting Hill was to completely overhaul the layout and transform the interior to open up the space and give it an injection of colour and clean edged design

One key element of the brief was to have specific wall and floor spaces devoted to individual art works throughout the apartment.

There was great satisfaction breathing new life into this tired mansion flat apartment, which as a typology, are often overlooked. The dated compartmental layout was completely transformed to create a contemporary apartment with generous living spaces by working closely with the Structural Engineer to negotiate the existing structure and services.

The split-level accommodation demanded the recreation of a centerpiece folding staircase that linked the split levels and gave immediate definition and orientation to the main hall space. At the core of the design was the simple need to draw light deep into the existing form and keep the structure as light as possible. The new stair was intricately detailed to achieve delicate glazing and timber junctions, and a minimal post to conceal a fire curtain, which enabled us to lose the wasted space of corridors and provide necessary separation of the living areas and upper level bedrooms.

Data

  • Begun: Jan 2012
  • Completed: Jul 2012
  • Floor area: 105m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £190,000
  • Tender date: Nov 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: Thornbury Court, Chepstow Villas, Notting Hill, London, W11 2RE, United Kingdom

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