Contemporary home with open plan living in United Kingdom

This imposing building is a contemporary home located in Barnes, region in the United Kingdom. It was a project developed by Lewandowski Willcox architects. The total floor area is six hundred square meters. The project was completed in 2010. The client requested a contemporary home with an open plan living area and that would allow a direct connection between the internal and external spaces. The house also needed to have a light and airy feel.

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Building the house on such a narrow site was a challenge, especially when the architects had to respect the client’s wish for a bright and light filled interior. As a result, they created an introverted building that draws its light from above. They also included a series of private internal courtyards into the design. The light circulates vertically and creates a large and bright décor starting from the top floor down to the basement. The client also wanted the house to offer him privacy so the architects use timber screens and external windows to prevent overlooking from within and outside of the property.

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The team opted for brick and bond as main materials for the structure of the residence. They also used western red cedar cladding for the façade and managed to only incorporate a simple pallet of material. This allowed them to create a subtle and uniform look. The house has low roofs visible from the taller houses adjacent to the side. The interior of the house is also very functional and structured. The walls are white throughout the house and the overall interior design is minimalist and modern.{pics by Nick and foudn on archdaily}.