Perf House

City of London / United Kingdom / 2017

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The Perf House design was driven by clients who’s brief was to bring some of the light
quality and openness of their native Sardinia to central London. The scope involved the
complete removal off all existing internal elements of this petit 5-storey Georgian terrace
house in Pimlico, leaving a 6 sided internal volume. ama then re-imagined the spaces within
to deliver a new home environment with transparency and connection, materiality and
texture, light and shadow, excitement and tranquility.
A restrained palette of industrial materials - raw concrete and raw steel, combine with refined
glass, timber and carefully detailed plasterwork to create a relaxed but crisp interior. To solve
the issue of a dark and unwelcoming basement level so common in this building type, we
introduced a ground floor made up entirely of pavements lights, common but unappreciated
on every London commercial street - repurposed here to allow natural light and activity to
connect the first two levels of the building.
From the basement level a handmade steel staircase connects to the ground floor and then
works its way up to the first floor, at which point the solid steel plates transform into a
perforated metal spine which cuts right through the building to the top floor. This use of the
perforations throughout the house help to intensify the light through various aperture
dimensions.

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    The Perf House design was driven by clients who’s brief was to bring some of the lightquality and openness of their native Sardinia to central London. The scope involved thecomplete removal off all existing internal elements of this petit 5-storey Georgian terracehouse in Pimlico, leaving a 6 sided internal volume. ama then re-imagined the spaces withinto deliver a new home environment with transparency and connection, materiality andtexture, light and shadow, excitement and tranquility.A...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design
    Lovers 61 users