London. Bold colours reviving a mid-century modern apartment

The intervention by Architecture for London and Liddicoat&Goldhill is located in Holland Park estate designed by Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew in 1966.

Architecture for London e Liddicoat&Goldhill, appartamento Holland Park, Londra, 2018

Architecture for London and Liddicoat&Goldhill renovated an apartment in Holland Park estate, built in 1966 and designed by British architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew. The approach is sensitive towards the historic mid-century modern building while including substantial modifications, mainly consisting on a rear extension on the ground floor, a complete refurbishment of the interiors and landscaping of the garden.

The interiors have been adapted to the needs of contemporary life: for this reason, while reshaping the spaces of the apartment, the architects realised that an alteration of the existing division was necessary. This alteration included an expansion of the glazing to the rear, an extension of the kitchen and a new stair.

The new winding stair is made of oak and blue steel, and rationalises the connection between the two floors. On the ground floor, the rear extension overlooking the garden allows the creation of a living area that includes a new kitchen. The first floor comprises a sleeping area and a flexible space equipped with sliding doors to serve as study, play room or formal reception room. This area features an original timber-clad niche cantilevering on the main entrance. The renovation results as an intense collaboration between the two architecture studios and the client.

Appartamento Holland Park
Architecture for London and Liddicoat&Goldhill
apartment, renovation

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