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Slim Studio’s Flat Interior in London

3 Mar 2020

Slim Studio’s London

Design: MATA Architects

Location: London, England, UK

Slim Studios Flat Interior London

Conversion of a 3 storey single family dwelling located above a cafe to 3 studio flats. The building was also extended at first and third floors.

Slim Studios Flat Interior London Slim Studios Flat Interior London

The Slim Studio’s project is a unique response to a common urban condition; the densification of city centres. Now more than ever, space is at a premium. We have tried to make the best use possible through the concept of the continuous ‘living wall’ housing all essential components for living.

London flat interior design by MATA Architects

Slim Studios Flat Interior London design by MATA Architects

The property, un-modernised in over 40 years, was constructed with staggered floors so that every level was split over 2 levels, each separated by 3-4 stairs and approximately 60cm height difference. This, combined with the very small footprint at upper floors (approximately 35sq.m before extending) made it very difficult to configure the building as independent flats.

Whilst we initially explored solutions that involved gutting the building internally, replacing the existing floors with new and level floors throughout, the associated increase in estimated construction cost was prohibitive in relation to the gain.

Slim Studios Flat Interior London by MATA Architects

Instead, we found a way to work with the split level character of each floor. The steps separating the two sides of the floor became a natural divide between living/ sleeping spaces on one side and kitchen/ bathroom on the other.

Slim Studios Flat Interior London

Then we developed the project’s central concept of a ‘living wall’; a continuous wall of joinery that runs along the back wall of the studio from the living/ sleeping level and down to the kitchen. This wall of joinery contains all of the elements of every day life; a fold up bed, plenty of storage, kitchen etc so that clutter is easily contained and these small studio flats (average 37sqm) don’t feel so small.

Slim Studio’s, London – Buildng Information

Architect, Lead Consultant: MATA Architects
Project size: 130 m2
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 4

MEP: Prospero Projects

Key products used
Mutina, Folded porcelain tiles (bathrooms)
Valchromat, engineered coloured wood (for all joinery doors/ external panels)
Grohe Rainshower (bathrooms)

Slim Studios Flat Interior London

Photographs © Ollie Hammick

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