Shape Architecture is currently working on the refurbishment and extension of a terraced property at Redesdale Street, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Like many of our contemporary architecture projects in London, we were the architects recommended by a client on the basis of the quality of our design work.
The brief for the basement project at Redesdale Street in Chelsea introduces the excavation of a new basement level and rear garden light well alongside the complete refurbishment of the existing lower ground level. Shape Architecture has also designed an additional extension at the side return at lower ground floor level that simplifies the plan form and allows for a much improved visual and physical connection with the garden beyond.
The garden level is lowered to provide a level exit from the combined contemporary kitchen and dining room into the garden, which greatly enhances the visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces. The staircase from the basement level to the lower ground floor is enclosed in glass, helping to ensure the space is opened up and filled with light. With the basement program being a media and study room, as well as a large guest bedroom with additional bathroom, the inclusion of a large light well at the rear and a rooflight at the front of the property serve to make the contemporary basement extension a spacious and light filled series of rooms.
As architects specialising in basement extensions Shape Architecture has built a wide range of basement conversions in London. We are therefore able to bring a considerable design and technical expertise to each project and can illustrate a wide range of design issues with previously built examples. This is critical in maximising the potential of a basement conversion.
“Shape architecture have successfully met the criteria laid down in a number of ways including the creation of an interior that works around the principles of transparency, openness and light. Their attention to detail was exemplary.” – Paul Gillies, Client, Westminster