Westminster / New-build mews house
Location:Bryanston Mews, London W1
Project Architect:Louise Halpern
This mews building, in a Westminster conservation area, features two dramatically different elevations. The front elevation was traditional in proportion and materiality, with recycled London stock bricks and timber sash windows, whilst the rear elevation offered an opportunity for contemporary design, with a pre-patinated copper clad façade and large steel framed double glazed bay windows.
A dramatic staircase is topped by a bespoke rooflight that allows natural light into circulation spaces. Okalux light diffusing glass was specified to windows to maximise the light transmission whilst obscuring specific views. This overcame the issue of overlooking, as this courtyard elevation faced the rear of several other residential buildings.
Completed by Louise Halpern whilst project architect at Sturgis Associates LLP.