We adapted a former industrial building in Lewisham for our client’s growing family, reflecting their love for contemporary and industrial materials, while preserving and enhancing the building’s unique heritage.
Elverson Road was a former motorcycle workshop, and by the time our photographer clients approached us, they had lived and worked in the building for 8 years. The client’s brief was to renovate the existing building to create a five bedroom home over three floors, with a new roof extension and a lowered ground level.
Maximising the opportunities of this constrained site, our design focused on a simple plan form. We created a strong axis through the site to the garden studio with a reinforced concrete ‘buffer’ wall, which delineates the top lit core of the home from the living and sleeping spaces.
We introduced a pared-back and refined material palette to articulate different living spaces and make the most of the dramatic vertical voids, through which natural light floods the spaces beneath. The interior design features contemporary choices such as board-marked concrete, galvanised metal, rough-sawn timber, exposed brickwork, and polished concrete floors.