Room No Roof is situated on a prominent corner of West London. It is a house extension and refurbishment of a 1950s residential building on Portobello Road that reacts to the surrounding environment, including the local property market.
At only 15 feet wide, this petite Manhattan townhouse expands beyond its envelope. A sophisticated palette of materials including white washed wood floors, tinted concrete, stainless steel, and white onyx provides a gallery-like setting for the client’s modern art collection.
With the experience of the previous projects in mind, this time we decided to do away with anything that we considered to be superfluous, leaving us with a clean, structural enclosure and granting a greater degree of freedom.
Set in the centre of Primrose Hill Village on a private street overlooking the park, this beautiful garden apartment was found completely unmodernised – having been in the same hands for over 50 years.
This 1954 one-story house by architect Otto Ransleben was compromised by a clumsy two-story 1970’s addition that blocked eighty percent of the public core’s daylight, leaving it a cave-like shaft. The overhangs of the addition were stubby relative to the height and offered insufficient protection from the elements ..
Wordsmith has changed this family home for good. It sees a small 1930’s brick bungalow emerge into a verbally active family environment, with spaces to write and store books.