Islington Flat

A new home.

Architecture for London studio is dedicated to the creation of sustainable projects. The overall goal is to improve the lives of London citizens by reimagining the city as a workplace, place of entertainment and home. One of Architecture for London’s most recent projects is the Islington Flat. The property dates back to 1860 and is part of a growing list of Grade II listed buildings in Islington (London Borough of Islington). The vast majority of these villas were converted into apartments in the 1970s. Now, in the 21st century, the challenge was another: renovating the 36sqm studio flat. Doors, shutters, and architraves of the twentieth century were replaced by the woodwork with period panels.


All of this has been complemented by new Carrara marble fireplaces and a kitchen in matching marble. For the details and decoration, were created surfaces that did not impair the original characteristics of the space. The cornices were carefully repaired. Pre-existing paint layers have been removed to reveal and expose the details of the plaster. The varnished boards were sanded and stained with soap to restore the original character. The final result? A warm, clean and contemporary home.

Simon Maxwell

Architecture for London

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