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Furniture Pockets

Although the Victorian era London apartmentĀ is only three meters deep, the six corner sash windows that reflect light off walls and provide multiple views outwards give the apartment a spacious quality uncommon in even much larger apartments. The single combined hall-kitchen-living-dining space however was fully visible from the apartment entrance making it feel cramped with its irregular walls and two awkward steel columns.

By dividing the single volume into four distinct but connected spaces being hall, kitchen, living-dining and study, the full extent of the apartment can now only be revealed by moving through the four spaces. Five new pieces of wall conceal the columns, create pockets for recessing furniture and frame the views between the spaces. The minor spaces have their own distinct character, plywood for the kitchen and a green wall and red chair for the study. Each space has recessed room-high furniture to maximize its usable area.