Architect: WIDGER architecture
Client/Owner: Chris Dale & Sally Thompson
Structural Engineer: BDPM
Main Contractor/Joinery: MJ Build and Management
Wood Supplier: Millworks Timber
Wood Species: Birch plywood
This property has undergone a complete transformation to create calm and serene bedroom and studio interiors. These spaces were previously difficult to inhabit due to awkward wall and ceiling planes. The design has taken the existing forms, folds and edges and both improved and embraced them. New complementary angular forms have been attached to the existing ones, such as the window seat concealing storage, through to the subtlety of the plywood joint lines. The plywood surfaces throughout the interior add a sense of weightlessness, as if floating above the floor. The use of birch plywood is not only limited to finishes, the end grain is exposed on the staircase banister, architraves, door and window frames.