Barbican Studio Barbican, City of London
The brief for the project focussed on the owners need to create a bespoke compact-living arrangement with additional storage to house their large collection of books and ceramics.
The existing layout has been reimagined to introduce a bespoke, cantilevered unit which has been inserted in the centre of the space to subtly organise the surrounding functions. Semi-transparent curtains create further flexibility by dividing the space for different activities. The design language has been kept consistent throughout, using a restrained material and colour palettes. Traces of the existing are then woven into the new design such as the mahogany linings of the joinery which reference the original full height, mahogany-framed windows.