London-based practice LTS Architects worked their magic to transform two former workshop buildings and a retail space on a complex urban site into what is now the charming Hidden House in Knightsbridge. As its name indicates, the private residence is seemingly invisible from street level. Completed last November, the Hidden House was recently shortlisted for the RIBA 2017 London Awards.
LTS Architects used BIM software to gain a thorough understanding of the geometry of the existing building, which is located on a complex site in a conservation area in Knightsbridge.
In substantially restructuring the building, the architects transformed the internal spaces, created a new sunken garden and atria, and arranged the main living areas as a sequence of linked open-place spaces — which includes a mezzanine study level within the roof pitch.
“Large timber trusses help to define the internal spaces while a palette of timber, brick and concrete creates a contemplative environment,” LTS Architects describes. “The garden and atria provide a flow of daylight to the lower level, containing three double bedrooms, including a large master suite with an en-suite bathroom resting within the arched pavement vaults.”
In case you missed it, find the full shortlist for the RIBA 2017 London Awards in the link below.
Images courtesy of RIBA 2017 London Awards. Project text via.
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