mopped up the oil from the 20th century and swept out the straw from the 19th
to transform this mews building into two airy modern homes.
are the garage doors, humble facade and charming features of this diminutive
former stables and former garage but gone is the sense of enclosure. A new full
height slice of sky has been carved out of the volume to bring light and air
into the whole building.
footprint is matched by a small developmental impact, a new building has been
reassembled from the old parts of the original building. The walls have been
augmented with breathable insulation and the roof has been decked out with
solar cells. The new rear extensions are timber-framed, fully-insulated and
bright-zinc-clad - a memento to the building’s utilitarian past.
Thetwo bright flats
calm tones of birch ply fitted joinery with the rawness of exposed brickwork
and steelwork. Both flats enjoy private outdoors at the back of the house,
adding to the graceful living within.
To top it
all the energy efficiency rating is now an impressive 91% - an improvement of
40% on the old building’s rating which is sure to keep the bills low.