Modern Terrace

England, United Kingdom

The design of this three-story family house provides large, open-plan spaces on all levels, but concealed doors allow for varying degrees of enclosure and privacy for different users at different times. The open-plan spatial arrangement and a top-lit, open-riser staircase bring natural light into the middle of the floors, which, given the elongated footprint and mid-terrace site of the house, would otherwise be dimly lit, particularly on the ground floor.

A salvaged parquet floor on the upper levels celebrates the history of the site, while a new cementitious resin finish to the ground floor recalls the unfinished appearance of the project in construction. Utilitarian flood lamps also evoke the open-ended character of a building site, as does the absence of visible finishing details to the stair treads and wall surfaces. Other light fittings are concealed, providing washes of light, or presented as furnishings.

WILLIAM TOZER Associates uploaded Modern Terrace through Add A Home.
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