Architect/Designer: Douglas Carson & Rosaleen Crushell of Carson & Crushell
Location: London, UK
After spotting Dublin-based Carson and Crushell's innovative projects in Wallpaper Magazine, I included them in a list of 10 Residential Architects to Watch in 2011. A few emails later, I discovered they're related to my co-worker and Apartment Therapy's Office Manager, Herma Ryan, and we all had that small-world feeling that happens when people divided by oceans realize that they're only separated by a couple of degrees.
The architects were kind enough to send along some photos of this recent renovation in London — a small apartment outfitted with plywood-lined built ins and wraparound shelving. From Carson & Crushell:
"A folding plane of ply-lined and plastered walls enclose the entrance hall to this small apartment. A
deep wall of Douglas Fir ply containing bookshelves, bicycle storage, and an entrance into a new kitchen
lines one side while the other wall creates a ply framed doorway into a new bathroom.
A folding strip of glazing extends around this prism-like room at high level expanding what is otherwise a confined space across the full width of the apartment. Insulated bi-folding shutters were installed to the original steel frame windows to provide both acoustic and thermal insulation."
To see more of their portfolio, which includes several residential renovations and extensions, click here.
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