City View House

RUSSIAN FOR FISH, London, 2013


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From living towards kitchen 

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  • From living towards kitchen    
  • Mezzanine and new stair    
  • From kitchen towards living    
  • From kitchen towards living    
  • Bedroom    
  • From bedroom towards living    
  • Living    
  • Kitchen and new window    
  • Plan    
  • Elevation    
  • Proposed window    
  • Kitchen plan    
  • Existing plan    
  • Hinged doors detail    

Spacious one-bedroom dual aspect apartment

The flat was long, thin and is 84 m, nearly 3.5 metres tall and 11 metres deep and lit almost entirely by two large windows on the western elevation. The living space was open plan: its western third was used as a kitchen and living room; the rest of the flat was split along its length. One side was a dining room, the other walled off to form a bathroom and dressing room with a sleeping platform above. The platform was only large enough for a mattress and accessible by ladder.

A new window was inserted into the east wall and the kitchen was relocated beneath it to create a dual aspect living space. This allowed for a spacious bedroom to be located to the western end of the apartment next to the original windows. Full height double doors allow the bedroom to be closed off for privacy.

The existing bathroom was subdivided, creating a new master ensuite, and a guest WC. A new corridor behind the bathrooms creates a spacious dressing room. The mezzanine was extended and the ladder replaced with a staircase. A low-level wall around the additional sleeping area affords it some privacy.


  • Begun: Feb 2013
  • Completed: May 2013
  • Floor area: 84m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £33,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jan 2013
  • Procurement: Minor Works
  • Address: Bethnal Green, London, E2 9QY, United Kingdom

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