Apartment 008 is one of two new homes, located in Shepherds Bush, London, formed by extending and
re-organising two Victorian Houses. Apartment 008 forms a new home by reorganising a lateral space
across two Victorian houses. 008 is considered as a collection of rooms, each room being defined by
Free-standing joinery is formed in Douglas Fir and white washed Ash. Used as a spatial device to separate programmes, joinery is located to create multiple spaces within lateral rooms. Rooms retain traces of their Victorian proportion, this is contrasted with a new proportion which is formed by overlapping adjoining spaces. Douglas Fir ply seamlessly lines the floor and walls of the living room. Forming a material container, the Douglas Fir allows furniture to contrast against the texture of the floor and wall. Bedrooms and bathrooms are separated by deep joinery units that have been conceived as small buildings. Organised to include storage, a desk, lighting and a secret door providing access to a bathroom. The joinery is a spatial device, an interface that both connects and separates programmes.
|Tom & James Teatum
Marks Heeley & Webb Yates