Tower Hamlets, 2023
Compact Design of the Year Prize
The refurbishment of an apartment in Berthold Lubetkin’s Grade II listed Sivill House. With only 65 sqm available, the young clients required a number of unique additions to the two bed,12th floor property including a bicycle storage and training area, a study, a versatile second bedroom and a casual eating space. The design sought to celebrate the subtle embedded structural framework, connecting to the identity of the building, stripping back areas to reveal original concrete beams, punching through a bedroom and living room wall and integrating timber clad adaptive furnitures and bespoke metalwork to give warmth, colour and light to the apartment’s spaces and create beautiful and practical structures and forms, full of craft and expression of the human spirit.