Ode to plywood : the Islington maisonette

01.31.2017

Situated in a conservation area of Islington, a district in greater London, this Victorian residence has been gloriously reconfigured and extended to create a spacious, light and modern family home by Larissa Johnston Architects, a young architectural and design studio based in London, UK.

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A  plywood ‘box’ has been inserted into the main space and has been shaped and carved to contain the kitchen, the stairs and a series of storage units and shelves. More plywood wraps up the stairs and onto the half landing which has been opened up to create a study area with integrated plywood shelves and desk.

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The aesthetic of the house is minimalist, with dark timber floors, white walls and simple white built-in joinery. Ceiling heights are generous and light floods in through the tall windows. Natural materials such as timber, plywood, stainless still and polished concrete complete the simplicity of the space. Oh, and that light throughout!

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Photography courtesy of Larissa Johnston Architects

 

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