Modern Mews By Coffey Architects
A small house of approximately 3m by 8m and only one external facade that can bring natural light in. The space needed to be designed to be functional and to bring light through to all levels of the building.
The central staircase is designed to provide optimum space as corridors are not needed. The dwelling is viewed as one large piece of continuous joinery that connects the whole house and organises the structure and layout.
Made from oak timber, there are slats that allow light to travel through the building. There is a glazed roof, large glass sliding doors and parts of the floor are glazed. The ground floor has a large glass panelled floor to let natural light into the basement where the living area is located.
The layout and materials used create the illusion of more space, the interior is light, warm and inviting. The white painted inner brick skin reflects the light in a kaleidoscopic effect.