Converted School London
Originally constructed in 1859 as the Portman Chapel School, the brief was to convert this Grade II listed building to residential use, creating an open space for contemporary living whilst maintaining its original features. The bones of the original construction are expressed as the building’s shell with the open plan extending 21m internally. On the upper level a pair of master bedrooms connected by a sitting room and studio. Finishes are based on existing materials – sandblasted brickwork and concrete, salvaged and retained timber floorboards and exposed cast iron beams are offset against refined materials such as frameless glazing, and Carrara marble.
Project delivered in collaboration with Seth Stein Architects
Shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Awards 2018
LOCATION \ MARYLEBONE, LONDON, UK
SIZE \ 400M²
STATUS \ COMPLETE
SECTOR \ RESIDENTIAL
SERVICES \ ARCHITECTURE
PHOTOGRAPHER \ NICK KANE
Reclaimed pine floor boards
White Carrara marble
Sandblasted existing brickwork
Existing Cast iron structure
Original services were replaced with new technology such as underfloor heating and LED lighting to improve the comfort of the internal environment. Lutron controls also played an important part in bringing the services up to date. The replacement of the existing services (electrical, heating & ventilation) required a rigorous attention to detail in order to fully preserve the character of the existing building, while also transforming the building to a contemporary level using high-tech systems.