House for A Literary Agent

Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects, London, 2014

 

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A roof-top retreat for a literary agent

A pair of literary agents asked for a roof-top retreat at the top of their house in South–East London. They wanted a light-filled space, where they could retreat to read away from the noise of the busy family house below. They also wanted to incorporate as much book shelving as possible.

An intimate stair wraps around a bookcase sculpture with extra book storage added at every opportunity to create a top lit book-lined route to the loft space. On arrival a large west-facing corner window gives expansive views over the roof-tops to the wood hill beyond and fills the room with light. Glimpses through to the stone lined ensuite give a feeling of depth and expansiveness to the space while offering an opportunity to retreat into an even more private space.

Data

  • Begun: Aug 2013
  • Completed: Feb 2014
  • Floor area: 25m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £95,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jun 2013
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works with Contractor Design
  • Address: Peckham, London, SE15, United Kingdom

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