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Spinning Wardrobe, London by S W Architecture

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[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Two short Buster Keaton films and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ were the main inspiration for the design of two boys’ bedrooms which required the room to be divided diagonally

By using this simple manoeuvre, each room has a feeling of space along the diagonal and there is no need for a corridor to the back room.

The dividing wall is actually a rotating wardrobe which allows the boys to pass into the other room. If they wish to be left alone, they can block off the entrance to both rooms. Both beds are built into the wall with flaps and doors to join or separate the two spaces.

Start date November 2008
Completetion date May 2009
Floor Area 213sqm
Total Cost £140.000 (£6.500 for the spinning wardrobe unit)
Client Charlotte and Jon Pearl
Architect S W Architecture
Structural Engineer Alan Baxter Partnership, Ian Richards
Contractor Better Construction Ltd.

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