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The reconfiguration, lowering and extension of a four storey townhouse in Lewisham, to make a high-ceilinged living space overlooking a new terraced garden.

Retained elements of the existing building - pipework, joists and boards, crude splice plates, heavy beams and original strutting - were unified in white paint.


Within this textured surroundings a series of carefully considered objects were placed: a solid ash and marble kitchen by Sebastian Cox, and a sheet steel stair fabricated in sections by RE Cooke and welded on site into a single element.

Structural Engineering by Atlam

Built by John D Ltd

Photography © Whitaker Studio

Featured in NLA's Don't Move Improve 2019