Located in an old traditional piece of London, Victorian houses line both sides of the street. Now there’s The Yellow Door, the gate between the beauty of old London and contemporary open plan living space.
In this project, solutions were sought to adapt traditional houses to contemporary living. Small rooms on the ground floor have been combined to form a multi layer open plan living, dining, kitchen and library. Spaces are defined by material, light, color, levels and lighting solutions, in successive intersection of layers. The Goal: to unlock the full length of the house, connecting the street to the back garden.
The kitchen extension to the full width of the site and the removal of internal walls unlocked the expression of the sequence of living spaces, inspired in the Japanese wisdom of definition and delimitation of areas and functions without the use of walls or other physical barriers. The center of the living space is the dining table designed using parametric modelling. The script generates an undulating shape that captures the light from the bay window and light features.
With the belief that the quality of architectural space supersedes the value of an additional bedroom, a generous master bedroom with en-suite was added to the existing loft space. This floor is designed as a Home within Home, including lounge area, bedroom and dressing space, organized in an open plan arrangement but defined by the difference in floor levels.
Entrance door with feature Victorian tiles
Living dining and kitchen open space, with bespoke dining table and library
Dining Room with bespoke table (created with parametric modelling), bespoke library shelving units and feature ceiling
Bespoke library shelves with feature ceiling
Kitchen with bespoke integrated informal dining table
Kitchen with bespoke wine, spices and tea display shelves
Master bedroom with lounge area
En-suite bathroom with feature bath tub
- Lia Silva