Trevelyan House

Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects, London, 2014

 

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View of kitchen cube 

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  • View of kitchen cube    
  • Built-in Storage    
  • Natural Slate Shower    
  • Yellow Stair    
  • Plyboo kitchen    
  • Trevelyan-House-13.jpgBespoke 180 degree door    
  • Grey MDF cladding    
  • Stainless Steel Worktop    
  • Mid Century Furnishings    
  • Trevelyan House 2.jpg    
  • Trevelyan House Tower Block    
  • Building Plan    
  • Kitchen Plan    
  • Bedroom Level Plan    
  • Ground Level Isonometric    
  • First Level Isonometric    
  • Working Detail    

Trevelyan House is a transformation of a Brutalist 1950s flat in Bethnal Green. The original building is Listed and was designed by the renowned brutalist architect Sir Denys Lasdun.

Trevelyan House is a transformation of a Brutalist 1950s flat in Bethnal Green. The original building is Listed and was designed by the renowned brutalist architect Sir Denys Lasdun.

The overall concept of the design was to open up the existing maisonette to make it feel more spacious whilst still respecting the original Brutalist design.

The existing kitchen has been opened onto the main living space and designed to look like an object within the main space. A window from the kitchen makes it an integral part of the living space and creates a theatrical atmosphere.

The design of kitchen object (or ‘cube’) was inspired by Barbara Hepworth sculptures. The outer skin of the cube is clad in grey MDF whilst the interior has been designed to appear carved out of a bamboo core.

The designs have been created in the spirit of the buildings original architect but have re-interpreted the maisonette for the 21st Century.

Data

  • Begun: Sep 2014
  • Completed: Nov 2014
  • Floor area: 72m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £80,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Sep 2014
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works with Contractor Design 2011
  • Address: 7 Trevelyan House, Morpeth Street, , London, E2 0PY, United Kingdom

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