런던 웨스트 켄싱턴 페오레 거리에 위치한 빅토리아 풍 주거를 현대적인 감각으로
재배치합니다. 먼저 역사적 시간과 현대적 공간을 연결합니다, 그리고 외부의 그림같은 주변환경을
내부주거로 연결합니다, 마지막으로 외부 랜드스케이프와 중정 화단을 연결합니다.
이렇게 내부와 외부의 연결은 각층 내부공간과 짝을 이루는 야외 테라스와
중정, 그리고 여기에 조성된 랜드스케이프를 통하여 이루어 집니다.
바닥에서 부터 천장까지 열린 거실창에 가득들어 오는 픽쳐 프레임속 자연풍경 또는
이웃집과의 프라이버시 확보를 위한 화단 조성등 다양한 레벨에서 다양한 형태로
주거와 내부와 외부환경을 조화롭게 연결합니다.
그중에서도 저층부에 계획된 랜드스케이프는 형식에 얽매이지 않는
자유로움으로 공간의 다양성을 보장합니다.
이러한 건축작업을 통하여 주거는
현대적 디자인과 과거의 시간이 살아 있는 주거환경을 갖게 됩니다.
reviewed by SJ
Paul+O Architects have given a completely new aesthetic balance to a residence on Faroe Road in West Kensington, London, UK, where a typical Victorian house has been face lifted with the introduction of contemporary design. This cubistic 410sqm residence is a mirage where the house's history is blended with the new, all artfully adapted to the outside surroundings.
Taking up the space of two Victorian houses, Paul+O Architects had a generous 9.5m wide open plan to play with.
The house is unequivocally contemporary while retaining its
relationship to the surroundings by accentuating the informal
asymmetrical picturesque massing of the garden elevations and by the
cladding grey colour tone which is apparent in hints here and there
along the road. This great mass acts like the focal point. Landscaping
and its relationship to the indoors was of prime importance in this
residence. Each floor has been designed to have full height windows
accessing either an external terrace or a courtyard. On the ground
floor, the soft landscaping is designed to be informal. Trees and plants
are strategically placed to frame views and work with the spaces
opening up onto it. On the first floor terrace, dense planting creates
screening and a visual connection to the treetops of neighbouring
Moving inside, a simple palette of traditional materials is used
throughout the house, basalt and fumed oak timber on the floors, basalt
showers, dark stained timber windows, dark bronze ironmongery and off
white plastered walls throughout. The GF mainly white open plan is a
great contrast to the exterior pallet. It is the entrance to the
contemporary living of the indoors. With just a rectangular continuous
wall acting as a sub-divider between the living space and the kitchen,
this unit acts as a fireplace & storage area whilst concealing all
the kitchen units as well. This is a true ‘celebration’ wall for all
that want to see nothing reminiscent of a kitchen or any other type of
living accessories. The long oak veneered kitchen bench which is visible
from the dining/living room has been designed to look like an elegant
sideboard adding a party to the ‘celebration’.
Downstairs a new basement has been introduced providing additional living spaces and utility areas. Walking upstairs to the first & second floor's private quarters through the dramatic staircase the sense of great open living is retained. Here privacy can be introduced by closing of access to the staircase which is present at every level. Privacy is also present in the rendered walls which give way to strategically placed louvered screens accentuating the long views diagonally from the house, as well as gaining more privacy for the client from the neighbours opposite. Smart design and the use of up-to-date technology systems is a key feature in this residence. The sophisticated KNX system allows all the heating and lighting to be easily and intelligently controlled from a touch screen in the house or by a laptop or mobile phone when not.
Who would of thought that Faroe Road would be an address to look towards for the future of contemporary?