Adam and Eve Mews


Private Residential | Basement

Shape Architecture has worked on over 30 basement projects and also many roof terraces projects throughout London and is well practised in transforming Mews properties.

Our project in Adam and Eve Mews was perfectly suited to our expertise.  It is extended with the addition of a basement extension and has a roof terrace added too.  All floor levels have been completely remodelled to totally transform this Mews House in Kensington.  As with all our projects we used 3D computer models to both explore and communicate the design with our clients.  These models focussed on the overall design and the sense of space and also of key elements such as the feature stair and the glass cube providing access to the roof terrace.

The Roof Terrace

We have a large portfolio of roof terrace projects ranging from those to terraced houses to a roof terrace at the Grade 2 listed Florin Court in Westminster.  This roof terrace at Adam and Eve Mews is particularly successful.  Its success is derived from the valuable outdoor space it provides to a Mews property and also very much how it integrates with the feature staircase and the glass cube that provide access to it.

roof terrace design roof landscape skylight

A feature of this Mews property is the staircase which terminates at a glazed box providing access to the roof terrace.

One side of the glass box slides over the other to provided headroom and access to the terrae.  The itself stair runs all the way from the basement level to the roof terrace.  As such dramatic views down into the property are created by the stair void and similarly natural light is brought into the rear of the Mews property via the stair.

Bringing natural light and creating a sense of connectivity is the challenge with Mews developments. A further feature is the use of a continuous structural glass strip at the front facade that runs from being opaque to clear glass and brings light into the basement.