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Blurring Boundaries

City of London

Project Details

£100,000 to £249,999

Alteration to existing property


Julie Richards Architecture & Design Limited

Bath House , Bath Lane , Westhorpe , Southwell , Nottinghamshire , NG25 0NS , United Kingdom

The aim of this project was to create a modern pied a terre in a highly limited area, within which the various aspects of professional life could be based whilst in the city; incorporating private areas for bathing and sleeping, and a public area for working, living, dining and occasional entertaining. This was made possible by opening up the living spaces and removing their dividing walls so that the boundary between the distinct areas was blurred, thereby giving an enlarged impression of the space. The horizontal boundary of the new split level space was maintained to provide some degree of separation for the kitchen from the living area. This line further structured the space by providing the geometry for the elongated steps and storage division; by creating multifunctional surfaces and storage, the visible built structure could be kept to a minimum, thereby maintaining this open sense of space.