Elthorne Road Islington achieved a BREEAM excellent rating. It means that this housing can be your best place to live. The design of the building is also built by DMA based on the people need of an apartment. They start the design from the conception to the planning consent.
Despite its strategic location which is at the center of the port zone, the Place’s surroundings are not very welcoming. That being the case, the Place was closed in on itself with an openwork wooden stockade to cover the site.
Natural materials of Chalet Cedrus can be seen clearly on the house stair. The stair is a combination of wood and glass material. The wooden steps match with the wooden frame and ceiling in the living room near it.
This plan was executed to offer a cohesive whole that interprets the rhythm, proportions, and volume of the original building with a touch of a contemporary language and new materials.
The Fashionhaus Showroom exhibits an open loft environment featuring custom-designed furniture and fixtures, such as ebonized-maple tables, inset wooden shelving, and modular stainless-steel racks.
The cottage stretches for over 110 feet with a screened-in porch called Muskoka room at the northwestern end. Since it has no air conditioning, the house relies on cross ventilation and lake breezes for cooling.
The nursery facility has a construction resembles a small house with kitchen. Here the children can watch the simple cooking processes and interact with the cook.
It rises from street level at its southeastern corner to a height of 25 feet at its western end. With this landscape plan, it allows visitors to take a look at the views of the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River, and Ellis Island.
Seeing the living space, it is obvious that the firm in charge intended to blend traditional Japanese elements with contemporary design for the interior. The Japanese elements are seen through the wood paneling, tatami mats, and shoji screens.
The grassy landscape and the Pacific Ocean offer a serene and calming view to enjoy for the house occupants.
AM Nursery and Kindergarten: A Nursery Facility with Different Height of Spaces for Children’s Activities
These spaces are intended for a warehouse, room for creativity, play area for pilotis, a section of picture book, and other purposes.