Architecture studio Bureau de Change turned two terraced houses in London into an open residence by knocking down walls and adapting the original spaces. The studio's "HomeMade" renovation unifies the site by incorporating a glazed kitchen and a beautiful floating staircase that connects the two homes. Bureau de Change balanced these new additions with the project's original features to create a fusion of the old and the new.
Bureau de Change knocked down several interior walls to create a dynamic open space that unites the two homes. The studio says that they did not want to be constrained by the former plan – instead they focused on creating a single family area within a slatted timber box in the center of the house. The staircase springs from this central room to join the upstairs and downstairs spaces.
Sliding glass doors lead from the garden to the kitchen, where the studio installed island workspaces and skylights. The polished resin floor contrasts with the exposed brick walls, balancing contemporary finishes with reclaimed materials.
Images courtesy of Eliot Postma and Bureau de Change