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Volcano House in Shoreditch
New Residential Project in East London, England – design by Urban Mesh design ltd
2 Oct 2018
Architects: Urban Mesh design ltd
Location: Shoreditch, East London, England, UK
The interiors of the home were playfully designed to suit the desires and personalities of Lazarus and his family.
As a result, the home is filled with colourful and individual touches throughout. In the main dining space sliding pastel green kitchen units are complemented by a cantilevered sea-blue wrap-around leather banquette and reclaimed peach church pew. Glass doors disappear into walls, neon hearts glow, stairs become periscopes.
In the 3rd floor master bathroom a well placed step puts the 6’3” and 4’11” couple at equal heights at double stone sinks as well as providing access to a secluded street facing bamboo terrace.
At upper levels circulation areas expand to become music, games and homework spaces – as much a salute to creative space planning as a reaction to the family’s previous corridored Victorian maisonette.
The Ground floor provides a calm refuge arranged around a large pear tree planted within a glazed courtyard containing guest accommodation and an airy open ceilinged studio space for Lazarus’ yoga and health practitioner wife.
Despite the plot size, 3.7m wide at front, and 20m in depth, the home is filled with natural light from generous glazing in recesses that resulted from extensive party wall and rights of light negotiations. Even the plot shape formed part of the design process as negotiations with a neighbouring development resulted in a widened rear and a beguiling wedge shaped footprint to the building that subtly opens up as you pass from front to back.
Oliver Lazarus, Director of Urban Mesh and occupant of Volcano House said “The project has been a labour of love from purchase and planning through to construction and fit out but, given the opportunity, what architect could resist the opportunity to build their own house, especially so close to home in London. The nature of the site pushed us as architects to create something engaging in the streetscape and internally to create a generous home with functional, beautifully proportioned and well connected spaces. As a family it gave us the incredible opportunity to build a lifetime home in an area we lived and loved.”
Volcano House is shortlisted for two awards at the 2019 Brick Awards: Innovation and Architects’ Choice.
Volcano House – Building Information
Architect: Urban Mesh design ltd
Client: Self/Family etc
Type: 4 bedroom Family house
Size: 220 sq.m
Start date: Feb 2016
Completion date:May 2018.
Structural engineers: Form SD
M+E: Prospero Projects Ltd
Party walls : Osei Design
Shell contractor: Get Turner Ltd
Fit Out contractor : Self Build
Joinery: C&G Furniture Design
Metalwork: Redhouse Forge
Urban Mesh Design ltd
Photographs © Charles Hosea
Volcano House in Shoreditch, London images / information received 021018
Location:Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
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