Eva Jiricna, architect of Czech origin is without doubt one of the best understand the rehabilitation of traditional spaces. This Georgian style house located in a suburb of London, is one of the best examples. In 1743, Belgravia was a suburb that gave asylum to the emerging working class, the bourgeois class time was transforming the neighborhood, the apartment buildings were converted into single-family houses.
The project respected the original facade, fully restored by the curator and architect Julian Harrap. A glass staircase made of hinge between the old and new. The roof is translucent glass floor was used for new limestone and oak surfaces and carpeted areas to the existing house. Light takes an integrative role between the old and new, and large windows zenith find that enrich the original design. The white walls give the interior a minimalist look, while enhancing the luminosity. In the words of the architect: “It’s fun to watch as passers is surprised to see an ultra-modern mansion in the eighteenth century house.” The house has 550 square meters and a yard of about 140 square meters has also been remodeled.