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This is a small penthouse upgrade that is expanding into three levels of a typical London victorian terraced house.

Location: Fullham, London

Status: Completed

Type: Private Residential

Completion date: 2022

The original tight room arrangement was not functional and not corresponding to this young’s family contemporary way of living, so the plans were fully reconfigured. The living room, dining room and kitchen were moved to the top floor where the loft was opened up and extended in height, creating an open space area which benefits from a small terrace to the rear and views of the London skyline.

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The bedrooms were kept at lower level, with the main change being the reconfiguration of the master bedroom, in order to include an ensuite bathroom. The curved wardrobe separating the bedroom from the bathroom was designed in a way so that it resembled a free standing structure with a dual purpose. Dividing the space with hidden pocket doors but also visually connecting the two rooms. This element is the wardrobe of the bedroom but also the vanity unit of the bathroom at the back.This joinery element became the focal point and feature of the master suite.


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The material palette was kept minimal and light coloured, with white washed oak timber finishes and pastel coloured renders. The only contrast comes from the kitchen joinery that was chosen to be a dark forest green tone. The black metal balustrade and accessories balance the synthesis.

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Photographer: Emanuelis Stasaitis

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Side House

side house

The scope for this project was limited to the replacement of a side infill conservatory extension at ground floor level of the newer side addition of a three storey Georgian property in Twickenham Riverside conservation area, including the refurbishment of the full ground floor level.

Location: Twickenham

Status: Completed

Type: Private Residential

Completion date: 2021

The replacement volume sits exactly on the same footprint as the original conservatory and does not protrude beyond the existing outline.The new extension has a flat roof instead of a sloped and sits slightly higher than the original, achieving internally a continuous ceiling level. The extension is clearly subordinate to the original building and has a minimal visual impact on its external appearance.

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The proposal seeks to emphasize on the contemporary nature of the addition whilst complimenting its historical context. For that reason the addition is rendered inside and out with the same limestone render system in a light grey tone. A long rooflight defines the boundary between the original shell and the new addition. Full width cast concrete steps underline the rear elevation and connect the extension with the existing brick elevation. A linear corten planter runs along the step, screening a basement rooflight that is awkwardly protruding above the garden level.

Internally the existing wall of the main house is stripped back to the original bare brick and a central monolithic island becomes the main element of the kitchen. The majority of the kitchen cabinetry and worktop is concealed behind a sliding door system, when not in use.

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Photographer: Nick Guttridge

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The Walk

the walk

Our clients’ scope description was focused on making the ground floor level of their purpose built 4 storeys terraced house, welcoming and reflecting their design aesthetics. Originally the entrance door was opening to a dark corridor full of standard height doors, leading to auxiliary rooms and ending to an undefined enlarged space with no clear function. Their rear room of the kitchen/dining was utilising a neutral material palette of flat surfaces with no depth or texture.

Location: Camberwell, London

Status: Completed

Type: Private Residential

Completion date: 2022

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The idea developed around the concept of the narrative of a walk. The corridor becomes a defined pathway that leads to a space enlargement, a “square”, from where you either enter the rear room, the hidden cloakroom or the upper levels. The kitchen/dining area is the room of interest of this level. A place to create, spend time as a family and entertain.

The pathway gets emphasised by the introduction of an architectural element, a series of timber slats in repetition, that create a rhythm. This regular and repeated pattern of spacial elements
create a sense of organised movement as a musical beat. It can give direction, it can enhance the visual interest, it can disguise. The repetitive pattern creates curved shapes in space. The architectural element’s geometry can direct and smoothly transition the user from one space to the other.

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The main room of the ground floor needs an emphasis, a point of interest that draws attention in space. The kitchen island becomes a monolithic sculptural element and the rest of the design stays subtle and toned down. The final area of the ground floor level has a specific character due to its glazed roof. This is the place for the dining table and the gathering of family and friends. Its character gets enhanced by the change of colour of the existing structure.

The material palette is limited to dark stained oak, microconcrete topping and black toned mineral surfaces.

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Photography by Nick Guttridge & Emanuelis Stasaitis



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Pied a terre

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This apartment is situated on a portered development in Pimlico, overlooking beautifully landscaped gardens. Our client, a businessman living in the countryside and working in the city, wanted a place he could use during the busy working week. A “sanctuary” where he could retreat after work.

Location: Pimlico, London

Status: Completed

Type: Private residential

Completion date: 2014

The original flat, despite being in a relatively modern complex, had faux victorian moulding and traditional decoration. A centrally located concrete core was fragmenting the space creating a series of rooms with an overload of circulation corridors and doors.

This project exemplifies the power that sensitive interior architectural design can have in a flat when no structural or wall alterations are made. The strict freeholders requirements disapproved of any structural demolition and therefore the challenge was to achieve the desired transformation through materiality.

The redundant decoration was replaced with contemporary detailing of flush skirtings and architraves. The doors were extended to the ceiling and the original concrete core was cladded into a timber box hiding all the auxiliary uses (utility room, services room, cloakroom).

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The “concept material” of choice – a light coloured Douglas fir timber, was used throughout the flat – in the wall cladding, timber flooring and fitted furniture. This intervention formed a coherent and harmonious language and radiated a calm yet strong presence.
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This project was designed and completed by Maro Kallimani for Hogarth Architects.

Photography by Emanuelis Stasaitis.


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The Barn


Our clients initially approached us with this scheme without a very clear vision for the little derelict barn on a piece of land adjacent to their main listed residence. The building was in a very bad condition and following an initial structural appraisal we came to the conclusion to demolish and rebuild it on the same footprint.

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey

Status: In Planning

Type: Private residential

After detailed discussions on the potential uses of the little house, we agreed on the brief of a room with the bare minimum that could be either used for remote working, reading or meditating.

The archetypical form of the barn is reconstructed with the same bricks but with contemporary detailing of cavity walls, hidden gutters and large cuts on the brickwork. The building’s fabric is exposed brick inside and out and the openings are formed on the southern facade as a square cut on the wall and the northern facade as a fully glazed wall for maximising the trees views. The metal used is weathered steel as per the original steel metal detailing of the barn and the timber elements of the roof and the flooring are reclaimed wooden plans. The only private room, the cloakroom is enclosed behind weathered steel cladded wall panels.

The barn is an unapologetically bare room without any distraction of excess possessions. It is a shell assisting its users to concentrate on the things they mostly value.

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stepping stone

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