Non Boxy Lofty

Fraher & Findlay Architects

Lewisham, 2022

Compact Design of the Year Prize


The one-bedroom first floor flat situated within a Victorian semidetached house was in much need of repair and Fraher & Findlay Architects (F&F) were approached by a young client to design a way to extend the spaces at roof level. They looked at the traditional way of forming bedroom spaces at loft level and designed an inverse plan with the kitchen and dining spaces looking out over the rooftops, with the bedrooms underneath.

“Remember your first London flat? Well it was probably nothing like this. Non-Boxy Lofty is a Tardis painted in the most achingly fashionable tones Little Greene has to offer. Rather than sticking the bedrooms up in the newly converted attic, the kitchen takes pride of place, bathed in light from roof lanterns and with views of the urban scape. You would definitely find me in this kitchen for the after party.”