The Perf House by Andy Martin Architecture was shaped for clients who wanted to bring some of the light and openness of their native Sardinia to London. The task involved entirely removing off all existing internal elements of this small Georgian 5-storey terrace house in Belgravia, leaving a vast 6 sided internal volume. Andy Martin Architecture then redesigned the spaces within to deliver an enticing new house project.
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A restrained palette of industrial materials – raw concrete and raw steel, combine with refined glass, timber and carefully detailed plasterwork to create a relaxed but crisp interior. To solve the issue of a dark and unwelcoming basement level so common in this building type, we introduced a ground floor made up entirely of pavements lights, common but unappreciated on every London commercial street – repurposed here to allow natural light and activity to connect the first two levels of the building. From the basement level a handmade steel staircase connects to the ground floor and then works its way up to the first floor, at which point the solid steel plates transform into a perforated metal spine which cuts right through the building to the top floor. This use of the perforations throughout the house help to intensify the light through various aperture dimensions. – from Andy Martin Architecture
Architects: Andy Martin Architecture – Shawn Cooper, Andy Martin – www.andymartinarchitecture.com
Photographer: Nick Rochowski