A house in north London by Paper House Project has been named Interior Design of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards
The judges praised Defoe Road for creating a generous space with an industrial feel that the property’s buyer loves. The project transformed an abandoned building into a light-filled house in the style of a restored warehouse.
Working with an engineer, the designer made a series of complex structural interventions in order to minimise visible structure within the space. A polished concrete floor was selected and natural light maximised through the use of new openings and steel‑framed windows.
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‘The project made some very brave moves,’ one judge said. ‘There is enough room for a mezzanine but the designer chose not to do this, instead opting for a great double-height space.’ The judges said they had found this category difficult to judge and would have liked to have seen more entries.
Finalist: Dartmouth Row by Carl Trenfield Architects
Dartmouth Row by Carl Trenfield Architects
Finalist: Perf House by Andy Martin Architecture
Perf House by Andy Martin Architecture
Finalist: Shilling Brewing Co by Jestico + Whiles
Shilling Brewing Co by Jestico + Whiles
Finalist: Yoox Net-A-Porter Group Tech Hub by Grimshaw
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group Tech Hub by Grimshaw
Source: Philip Vile