Divide open up-prepare area with ornamental touches


“To outline diverse zones inside of an open up-program room, use subtle alterations in daylighting and finishes. Making use of a extensive rooflight about a kitchen area worktop or a fixed window for a seating spot makes a diverse come to feel in these areas, though a little something as basic as transforming the orientation of flooring tiles can mark out a mild division involving two spots.”

typestudio.co.uk @form_architects

One thing as straightforward as modifying the orientation of tiles can be a refined division involving two parts

/ Lorenzo Zandri / Kind Architects

Maximise each inch

Hannah Campbell

“Look for the possible in the unusable spaces. For a remodelling of an current loft, we added wardrobes and undereaves storage, but made the decision that the space by an oddly positioned rooflight would be greatest utilised as a reading through nook for the family’s little ones, adding a ply recessed shelf inside of the storage framework. It’s a very low-cost way of developing an exciting characteristic.”

hannahcampbelldesign.co.uk @hannahgcampbelluk

A looking through nook was created beneath a rooflight in one loft renovation

/ Hannah Campbell

To unlock place

Becoming X

“We look at methods to take away as a lot needless circulation area as doable. The usual thing to do in a transformed Victorian flat is to knock the two front rooms jointly. But below we’ve taken off the wall separating the corridor and kitchen area rather, leaving the supporting beam uncovered. It has unlocked so much wasted area and designed a appropriate kitchen area-eating place.

becomingx.internet @studiobecomingx

A wall among the corridor and the kitchen was removed to unlock house and create a kitchen-eating area in this London dwelling

/ Juliet Murphy

Nod to the existing building

Bureau de Improve

“Take cues from the current material of your residence to build a sculptural, site-unique ingredient to your project. For our Action Dwelling, we needed to produce an extension which feels like it is as while it has been pulled out of the original building. Stepped steel beams keep it in area but it feels like it’s the exact brickwork within and out.”

b-de-c.com @bureaudechange_architects

Bureau de Transform founders Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos

/ Ben Blossom

Zone with shelving screens

Amos Goldreich

“Maximise storage in compact areas making use of shelving screens. Exposed structural shelves develop individual but linked zones in just one space. The oak shelving display at our Framework Residence permits the spouse and children to preserve connection in the open up-system kitchen area/ living area, while however having fun with their possess space.”


At Framework Household, structural shelves make separate but related zones

/ Ollie Hammick

Locate clever techniques to permit in chinks of gentle

Studio Aki

“There is a inclination to want to knock by just about everywhere, but from time to time it is achievable to get gentle into a area devoid of key building operate, which can be expensive and be tough on the first cloth of an previous building.”

“It can be enough to utilise current openings which protect character, or make new compact types to permit gentle in or create visual by-strains. In the Inexperienced Residence, we ended up ready to let mild in by way of a series of smaller openings [in the roof and rear façade], in addition to a lovely circular roof gentle, preserving considerably of the present rear façade and avoiding the will need for high priced steelwork.”

studioaki.london @studio.aki

Sarah Akigbogun of Studio Aki


Paint to elevate basic brick

Delve Architects

“If your finances is tight, use a affordable, basic engineering brick to assemble your partitions, but paint them with a claybased paint from Bauwerk or Earthborn to make a prosperous, textured end.”

delvearchitects.com @delvearchitects

Alex Raher and Edward Martin of Delve Architects

/ Orlando Gili

Insert height to a time period house

Fraher & Findlay

“If you are in a Victorian and Edwardian creating, you can add peak to rooms and eradicate draughts by dropping your floor floor stage to just take edge of the normally-generous void less than the floorboards, by laying a new structural flooring slab at this reduced stage.”

fraherandfindlay.com @fraherandfinlay

Etching House by Fraher & Findlay

/ Adam Scott

Use glazing for winter outside appreciation

Gregory Phillips Architects

“Elevate your extension by employing floor-to-ceiling glass. This offers you the emotion of enduring the exterior when remaining heat and dry in winter season. In summer season when you open the glass you come to feel like you are outside the house. Include metal cladding to help the extension fit in with historic brickwork although also wanting contemporary.”

gregoryphillips.com @gregoryphillipsarchitects

Floor-to-ceiling glass enables you to experience the outside the house in all seasons

/ Mel Yates

Go away your materials bare to conserve cash

Whittaker Parsons

“Save time and dollars on inner finishes and fittings by means of ‘material honesty’, applying basic design elements in a resourceful way that celebrates their honesty.

“For the Naked House [in east London], we still left the metal composition and brickwork exposed, applied glazed bricks as a backsplash, shaped bespoke taps from copper pipes and utilized self-finished bamboo sheets to clad an offthe-shelf kitchen area.”

whittakerparsons.com @whittakerparsons

The metal composition and brickwork was left uncovered at this Bare Home in east London

/ Jim Stephenson 2020