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Architect Simon Astridge

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Architect Simon Astridge on creating homes with an emphasis on everyday experience.

How his celebrated British designs make a measured case against the clean white box.

London UK

The first thing they did upon securing the property was create an expansive second storey in the roof.
As the hours of the working day melt away into a brisk early evening jaunt along the side of a canal towpath, the final...
The home that he shares with his wife was originally a single storey flat taking up the top floor of a converted...
Stretching out in front of him to the right, an intimate living room area merges seamlessly with the refined collection...
This focus on the role of space in relation to experience means that his practice only entertains briefs that accept...
“The clean white box in the perfect world, it isn’t relevant...
To his left is a glass wall with a view that encompasses the great variety and majesty of London’s skyline—the view is,...
Taken merely as a tangible structure, a collection of curated objects and installations, the bathroom is a beautified...
“The sky is ultimately the most important material in this entire project,” he says.
Soaring up into the original rafters and beyond is a new loft constructed entirely from sheets of plywood, playing host...
Beautiful ideas are at the heart of Simon’s work: the elegant and considered aesthetic pleasures of his finished...
It is in Simon’s own recently renovated North London home that one sees Simon’s ideas carried through to their logical,...
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