Penton Street where two new build one-bed houses were constructed in place of an old silversmith’s workshop behind a row of Georgian houses in Angel, London. The workshop was demolished, the site excavated and the existing brick boundary walls underpinned to allow the construction of two jewel like courtyard houses.
Approached through the Georgian terrace, the building appears as a beautifully crafted jewel hidden within its juxtaposed rough old boundary wall and concrete foundations. Entering into the house the top lit double height space creates drama. The light filled stair with cedar clad walls leads you to the sleeping quarters with private terrace. The open plan living dining kitchen space is lit and ventilated by a sunken courtyard, visually connecting to the archaeology of the site.
Its anonymity is enhanced by its green roof which improves the outlook of neighbours and provides flora and fauna to an urban setting.