Two-Up Two-Down House

Two-Up Two-Down House

Khan Bonshek

Newham, 2024

Transformations Prize


Two-Up Two-Down House is a complete reconstruction of a Victorian mid terrace, where the internal spaces and rear have been reimagined into new light filled spaces. Inventive spatial devices such as double height volumes, exposed structure and blurring of rooms are used to maximise the limited floor area.

Built over four years, Khan Bonshek took a hands on role carrying out demolition, structural framing, casting, carpentry and joinery. This allowed them the opportunity to experiment and prototype both with materiality and space. The practice interrogates the traditional application and configuration of materials, offering alternative possibilities for their reuse. The end result is unusual, unexpected and a real labour of love across every aspect of the home.

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