This proposal, a restoration and extension of a characterful listed Georgian town house in Parliament Square, is characterised by its careful reconfiguration of the plan, discreet structural alterations and its sensitive and creative interpretation of the brief.
Fulfilling the various functional requirements set out by the client, the proposal has two aims. Firstly to remove unsympathetic additions and restore the historic plan-form. Secondly, through a carefully choreographed sequence of modern insertions at a variety of scales, the house is formed into a series of spaces tailored to the display of the client's collection of antique furniture and art.
Through close consultation with the local authority, consultant team and client, we achieved a difficult planning permission as the building had remained largely untouched throughout the building's life and listing.
Location: Lord North Street, London