Innovative home design – the sustainable power house in London
Power house is the result of creative work by Paul Archer Design in London. How did the idea? At the beginning it was an old Victorian house and it has completely convert it.
An extension at the rear and a glass room added
Power house is a reprocessing of an old house in Highbury, North London with a remarkable, plastic lining made of wood. The focus of design is the spacious dining room with high ceiling in the rear part. There is an interplay of interlocking content – frameless, wide Windows and linear timber panels.
A structural glass box lets the direct rays of the Sun in the premises. The upper floors of the expansion are paneled with roof slats of pine wood.
The layer of wood also serves as wall tiling inside and as plating plating for the facade
This building envelope extends partly over the glass and acts as a sunscreen.
Under the original House, a completely new ground was created. It does not have an open, modern cut, where multiple activities such as cooking, eating and relaxing can be performed at the same time.
Fully glazed double doors provide direct access to the summer terrace
A glass panel on the fire wall, which is located in the music room on the first floor serves as a balcony with a view on the largest part of the House. This comes in plenty light in old part of the building and at the same time, the House has a direct connection between the two parts. A sliding door made of glass ensures more privacy, if needed.
High ceilings and lots of light
Compact living area – stylish and modern
Wood has priority and is abundantly used – of siding, decking and interior wall and floor design of storage places hidden as walls and benches camouflaged, to a long, elegant kitchen island.
The verdurous barriers system with built-in shelves and fold-out desks is a counterpoint to the natural wood in the Interior as the only exception
The design of this House was inspired by the love of nature and Nordic design. Power house demonstrates how to use the combination of natural materials and natural light to create a unique setting of the simple, contemporary and at the same time stylish furnishing.
A sustainable creation to admire