House_50 Turing an old dilapidated former pub into a family dwelling fit for the changing needs required by the busy modern city living required a different approach to the restructuring of the living spaces throughout the five storey building in West London. The clients are two very creative individuals who live in the house with their two children. A grey base colour, chosen for the whole house – inside and outside – provides a ‘neutral’ tone against a series of coloured rooms and plywood interventions are set. The red library, designed for a set of folios and a collection of old 78 records forms the heart of the house. Plywood objects serve as banisters, storage space, or sets to play with. Spaces are not designed for a specific function, they are merely the infrastructure to allow the dweller to inhabit it in many different ways. The suspended stair separates the more private spaces on the upper floors from the more public zones on the lower two floors. The basement in structured around a rotating plywood bookshelf hiding the home cinema room behind it.