I’m all about recycling; paper, plastic, cardboard, electronics, clothes. So, why not a house recycling from an old factory or something? The ultimate recycling project.
This home, housed in a building dating back to the early 1900s in a former industrial site in central London, was remodeled in 2015 to become a private home.
The architectural firm Chris Dyson Architects uncovered many of the factory’s original elements, neglected during the previous renovation works, and stripped away many of the recent additions that covered up the history of the site.
The home covers some 5200 square feet and since the clients wanted this to be their ‘forever’ home, they needed a sensible relationship between all the rooms and the possibility of a future adaptability … achieved by expanding the basement and building up.
An independent, suspended staircase made of steel and wood goes from the basement to the roof and is an homage to the industrial past of the building.
I love the openness of the home, the clean lines, and the use of the old brick and new steel, to maintain the heritage of what was a cooperage.
It’s gone from a factory making barrels to a gorgeous private home.