Pellerin is an extension and renovation of a classic Victorian house in north London. For us, this starting point brought the exciting opportunity to really expand on what is already there and play with what is a very traditional typology.
Our approach was to deliver something highly bespoke, made from high-quality handmade materials, which would allow room for future growth and a multitude of different uses.
Centred around the client's love of food and cooking, the house is programmed around the act of hosting and serving food, bringing people together in one common place. The theme of sharing, hosting and entertaining reoccurs throughout the house through carefully considered moments of interaction.
Coloured beams hint at the contemporary and playful assembly of parts, their materiality placed in contrast with warm timber flooring. This creates a neat meeting of industrial vernacular and domestic familiarity.
Using constraints as opportunities, an origami glazed roof allows light to spill into the main living area, its shape allowing for the most efficient maximisation of space.
Throughout the project we focused on maintaining a strong connection through the linearity of the house, leading all the way to the back garden, and allowing windows and skylights to give views of the sky and the landscaping beyond.