Trevelyan House is a transformation of Brutalist 1950's flat in Bethnal Green. The original building was built in the 1950?s and was designed by the renowned brutalist architect Sir Denys Lasdun.
The concept of the design was to open up the existing maisonette to make it feel more spacious and still respects the original Brutalist design.
The existing kitchen has been opened onto the main living space and designed to look like an object within the main space. A window from the kitchen makes it an integral part of the living space and creates a theatrical atmosphere.
The design of kitchen object (or cube) was inspired by Barbara Hepworth sculptures. The outer skin of the cube is clad in grey MDF whilst the interior has been designed to appear carved out of a bamboo core (using a panel material called Plyboo).
The natural material is complemented in the kitchen by stainless steel worktops and playful compartments that cleverly conceal storage and radiators.
A new large door separates the lounge from the entrance hallway to satisfy fire regulations but it has been designed on a 180 degree hinge so it can be held open when required.
Colour is an integral part of the design; a vibrant yellow has been used to brighten the stairwell, a rich red accentuates the entrance hallway and an atmospheric cobalt blue has been used in the bedrooms.
Overall the contemporary adaptations have been complemented by mid-century Danish teak furnishings that were sourced specifically for the property including chairs by Hans Wegner and Niels O. Moller and an original Ladderax unit by Heals.
The designs have been created in the spirit of the buildings original architect but have re-interpreted the maisonette for the 21st Century.