West Architecture: Pembridge House, Notting Hill, London
A curved retractable glass and steel canopy to the dining area is the most innovative aspect of this project, which reorders a mews house in West London’s Notting Hill to create a new integrated living/dining/kitchen space on the upper floor. A handsome staircase with solid oak treads leads up to the new kitchen. It is the canopy, however, that is the main feature, compensating for the lack of outdoor space. When open, the glazed element parks itself above the pitched roof to the living area. Let’s hope the mechanism is robust, since no guest will be able to resist the temptation to open and close it.