This project related to the demolition of an historic inﬁll Victorian terrace in Fitzrovia, London and the creation of a new ﬁve storey building with a basement. Due to the enclosed nature of the site, the objective here is to maximise the available space and light to create an art gallery and three residential apartments.
The plot extends further to the rear on the ground, ﬁrst and basement ﬂoors, so the upper ﬂoors (second, third and fourth) reduce going up the building. AMA introduced a central vertical light well, which crosses from the basement through the upper ﬂoors to allow natural light to ﬂood through. In addition, a second light well at the rear of the building opens up the apartments to light-ﬁlled internal courtyards.
In order to complement the varied nature of the space, AMA has applied an interesting mix of materials. Stone, wood and metal have been used to differentiate the areas in a cohesive way.
Location: Fitzrovia, London, UK
Area: 2,800 square feet
Status: Detailed Design