Architect Benjamin M

House for Tan and Ben

London, UK

2020- 

A suburban house in East London is being developed for a family increasingly requiring distinct spaces for independent activity, whilst also seeking a better quality of space for them to come together as a household and to host guests.

The existing building is a mid-twentieth century, semi-detached house clad with roughcast and fine brick detailing. The house has a flower and tree-filled garden to the rear.

The studio's response was to intensify the experience of each family member's own private room alongside the shaping of a large gathering space at the ground floor, focused around the kitchen and living room, and unfolding into the garden beyond.