Listed Building - Grade II, Within a Conservation Area
29 Alexander Street , London , W2 5NU
A large listed flat in an elegant London terrace. The key element is a courtyard around which the flat opens-up, providing light onto the main spaces. Designed to create a peaceful and private environment for a couple, we used polished concrete floors, oak slats, exposed steel columns and brick walls, and marble-clad bathrooms. By incorporating industrial references, the flat exudes urban modernity. Importantly no extra space was gained in this project and yet through a rearrangement of rooms, storage and circulation, the space available is greatly improved. Vistas through the flat connect rooms and the external courtyard, beckoning the eye beyond the present room. Being a listed property, there was a requirement to keep a curved wall in the hallway, and we responded by creating a curved bookcase. The shelving is constructed from a cantilevered steel frame with oak cladding; elegant curves create soft dynamism in a corridor space.