This is a remodeling and extension of a 1950s property designed by the Swiss architect Rudy Mock, who had worked for Frank Lloyd Wright. Crucial to the organisation of the house is the central staircase which connects all five levels.
The challenge then was to organize the myriad spaces for maximum functionality, along with stretching window openings to their full width to as much light as possible in and maximise views. A new basement floor was also excavated to create a new family room and staff accommodation.
The brief also required precise coordination to, on one hand, orchestrate a rich palette of materials, colours and textures, to be balanced against the space acting as a seamless container for the family’s eclectic collection of art and objects.
London, United Kingdom