Inside Out

MAI studio, London, 2017


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Victorian terrace house conversion

The purpose of this conversion/ renovation project was to create a beautiful, fluid, generous space to fit the need of a young modern family
y turning around the traditional terrace house's layout we have achieved a flexible space with 2 entertaining areas connected by a kitchen - that is the heart of the house.

The living areas can be used in many different ways, due to the flexibility given by a system of sliding and folding doors that allow both connection and privacy. The side extension brings lateral space to the back of the house, introducing a pacing calm sense of stillness and arrival and yet in total sympathy with the original features of the house. It is a small subtle gesture that enhances modern living and respects the heritage of the past.

A similar approach has been used for the design of the stair that leads to the attic conversion. This feels like the continuation of the house main stair rather then as a loft access and allows the newly built top floor room to feel as part of the premium spaces of the house.


  • Begun: Jul 2016
  • Completed: Mar 2017
  • Floor area: 168m2
  • Sectors: Residential, House
  • Total cost: £120,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: May 2016
  • Procurement: Minor Works Building Contract
  • Address: Queenspark, Queenspark, London, NW6, United Kingdom

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