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Beach House in West London
Residential Development in Southeast England – design by Andy Martin Architecture
16 May 2017
Beach House, West London
Design: Andy Martin Architecture
Location: West London, England, UK
West London Edwardian House Refurbishment
Beach House is a refurbishment to an existing 5 bedroom Edwardian home in west London.
Little remained of the original grandeur but its elegant proportions of the Edwardian style. It was decided to divide the house in two, with the private areas confined to the original upper levels and the public areas to the new rear addition. It was important that two areas were clearly separated and could be seen on entry through the house.
The contemporary addition is both spatially and materially very different and our brief here was to create an atmosphere of détent. This new space opens freely to the views, in this case an enormous English garden and not the open sea.
The materials are natural and bleached. The rear addition’s mass, being restrained by local planning, was broken down into repetitive vertical fragments to keep it visually light and open much like an elegant shed constructed of large Douglas Fir sections. At night this rear elevation resembles a child’s dollhouse.
Upstairs the spaces remain as original and restoration was completed to the internal linings only. The sleeping spaces remain subdued and quiet with only minimal contemporary interventions such as joinery and loose fittings.
Beach House – Building Information
Architects: Andy Martin Architecture – Shawn Cooper, Andy Martin
Structural Engineers: Form Structural Design
Main Contractors: John Perkins Projects
Landscaping: George Hards Landscaping
About Andy Martin Architecture
Established in 2000 and based in London, AMA is a new generation architectural practice. The studio incorporates architects, interior designer, furniture, lighting, and product designers. Andy, who has worked with some illustrious names in design and creative fields, creates some of the most memorable spaces in London and around the globe.
AMA also recently completed two very important residential projects for Noel Gallagher and his new wife Sara and for Olga Polizzi, the Hotelier. As for commercial projects there is a long list of restaurants in London and around the world including: Barrafina 1, 2 and 3, Mash 1, 2 and 3 and Isola Restaurant in London, Chan Restaurant in Thessaloniki, Greece, a bar-restaurant in Villa Zevaco, Casablanca.
The mission at AMA is to carry out ambitious building at multiple scales and programs, with a commitment to innovation, design and sustainability. We build within the city as if is our own, and we are proud of the result and conscious of the effect that our buildings have on both the city around and the inhabitants within.
Photography: Nick Rochowski
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Location: Kensington, London, England, UK
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