Name: Amhurst Road
Designer: Edgley Design
Location: London, England
Amhurst Road is a minimalist house located in London, England, and designed by Edgley Design. The clients wanted to modernize the space while retaining the fundamentals of the existing buildings. The artist’s studio was knocked down in order to be rebuilt with a better facility. Simply put, the studio would be transformed into a shiny metal box. The choice of industrial materials was to reflect the working nature of the space.
“The house is organised as a series of internalised experiences, that create a private retreat from the bustle of its Hackney Central location. There are few windows, and most daylight and sunlight is received from roof lights and the internal courtyard. This creates an introspective house giving complete privacy for the inhabitants, and preventing any overlooking to neighbouring properties.”
Don’t get me wrong, I love my daily dose of minimalism, but it doesn’t mean I don’t have an obsession with industrial interiors as well. In fact, my favorite interiors are a mix of industrial and minimal. For Amhurst Road, the side paneling and framed ceiling are enough for me to want to live there. I also love how the main house and the studio volume are contrasting colors, an expression of the separation of living and working space.