The clients want to recapture the open sense of light and space that their former substantial loft apartment offered after moving to a Victorian terrace. Victoria Park House offers 161 sqm of the size area, designed and beautified by Material Works Architecture. The brief is to create an open space that is flexible for relaxing or entertaining while the structural steel provides a distinct design motif.
An open space can be adapted easily for relaxing, entertaining, or dining by simply moving the loose furniture. The kitchen is moved back to the center area to create this open space, leaving a new room free of fixed joinery. There is a single run of low-level solid oak units that provide a shelf and storage for artworks.
The minimally framed roof-light and the inclusion of full-height sliding glass doors can provide visual connections to the rear garden and an abundance of natural day-light. The building structural steel is left exposed to give a distinct design motif and also maximize the sense of space and the ceiling heights.
The architect combines some interior elements such as materials, colors, and furniture to create a modern and soft look in this house. The white surface goes well with the wooden furniture and steel structure while the brick walls add a touch of Victorian style among the modern design.
Victoria Park House Gallery
Photographer: Gautier Houba