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Apartment Filippo

  • Apartment Filippo
  • Apartment Filippo
     
  • Apartment Filippo
  • Apartment Filippo
  • Apartment Filippo

An apartment, only 15 minutes from London Tower Bridge, has been completely redesigned by Studio Alexander Fehre. Intelligent use of this small space was guided by the owner’s living needs. An unusual kitchen solution freed up space in the living area, while integrating much greater functionality. The bathroom is now equipped with a spacious shower adding quite a luxurious touch, and the narrowness of the room was further enhanced. It all goes to show that 45m² in London can definitely be enough of a good thing.

With Filippo’s flat, Studio Alexander Fehre began by analysing the exact functions and requirements that the space should fulfil with the objective of exploiting every last square centimetre to the full. They determined that redistributing the flat’s layout would make a big difference, merging the living room, kitchen and small hallway to create one space.

Thanks to a large, L-shaped sofa, stepped table and circular mirror, the living area possesses a very striking lounge-like atmosphere. The bedroom is very narrow, so a platform was constructed that stretches from wall to wall. The bed is positioned on top, thereby structuring the room and making it easier to reach the rear window. The walls are painted a deep purple, contrasting beautifully with the wall-mounted shelving units. In the bathroom a conscious decision was made not to attempt to widen it, instead emphasising the length of this space through a combination of mirror, wallpaper and downlights. Thanks to the generous depth of the shower, it requires no second shower enclosure and the offset ceiling integrates it seamlessly into the overall design. The bathroom floor is covered in woven PVC, just like in the bedroom. The bathroom wallpaper accompanies you from the door to the basin and is also the determining element in the shower.

Although spaciousness is in the eye of the beholder, Studio Alexander Fehre presents a succinct, contemporary solution to the issue of progressive urbanisation.


Architects | Studio Alexander Fehre, London, UK 
Location | London, UK
Technical info | PVC flooring and wallcovering
Picture credits | Studio Alexander Fehre