MAP House, London, 2015
The site was acquired by SAM Architects as a development opportunity in early 2010 without any planning permission. The site was relatively small with 7x7m though a great opportunity to design a unique building in this beautiful central London location. We took the project to planning and with a quick positive outcome started shortly after with the construction with full onsite management.
The 3 storey house was carefully designed to fit into the conservation area and amongst several listed buildings. The façade is made of reclaimed bricks and black mortar, gunmetal coloured minimal flush windows and flush burned timber cladding. Behind the automated openable timber clad gates a minimal sliding window of 4x3m slides away to open up to living area with kitchen workshop. An open stair leads to the first floor with 2 bedrooms and bathroom all overlooking the small park at the front of the building. The basement contains a guest room, study, utility room and shower room.