Revealing the inner workings and structural underpinnings of the London home, this reformatted layout features wood and plywood in an unusually open way and thus also provides more natural light throughout.
Jonathan Tuckey Design added skylights and open-frame walls and ceilings to help inside spaces feel expansive, connected and illuminated. Reminiscent of Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica home, the result is an expressive articulation of building elements normally hidden from view.
Exposed brick and steel help reinforce the effect of showing off the materials in the house, while also making it feel both vintage and contemporary at the same time.
Strategically applied in certain rooms (like a restful library or office nook), plywood paneling provides some visual relief from the highly-articulated material details found throughout most of the renovated building.