Brick House

vPPR Architects, London, 2014


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Dining Table 

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  • Dining Table    
  • Void Above Dining Table    
  • Brick Triangle    
  • Shelving on Chimney Breast    
  • Kitchen    
  • View from Skylight    
  • Second Bedroom and Stairs to Garden    
  • Brick Tiles in Bathroom    

Renovation of two bedroom flat in London

Situated along a terraced street, this project consists of a full renovation and reconfiguration of an upper floor flat.

Transformed from a neglected, poorly lit series of small rooms, the now spacious and bright open-plan interior is defined by two double height spaces.

Key works include: opening up the former loft above the living areas to create a new mezzanine bedroom with dramatic voids on either side; and a new large skylight over the kitchen void, flooding the space with daylight and framing the stunning view to the landscape.

The detail strategy involves exposing original architectural features, and re-interpreting them with contemporary elements: the brick walls, which are exposed in distinctive triangular areas recalling the former loft space, are echoed by white ceramic brick-shaped tiles in the new kitchen and bathroom; additionally, the exposed timber floorboards in the communal areas contrast with the white floor of the new staircase.


  • Begun: Jan 2014
  • Completed: Jun 2014
  • Floor area: 66m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £70,000
  • Tender date: Dec 2013
  • Address: Lewisham, London, SE13, United Kingdom

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