Penthouse in East London

Penthouse in East London

Architect
Yellow Cloud Studio
Location
East London, UK | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Private Houses
Yellow Cloud Studio

Penthouse

Yellow Cloud Studio as Architects

A Hugh Hefner inspired bachelor penthouse, featuring an open-plan space with panoramic views, a hidden built-in daybed, and an eclectic kitchen, all immersed in a dark, atmospheric interior.

 

In this project we were asked to provide our take on the luxurious bachelor penthouse suite, the only brief objectives being that we allow for a large, open entertainment space and a second private room for guests.

 

The biggest challenge was dealing with the unconventional semi-circular floor-plan and achieving a layout that was practical without compromising the 180 degree views of London, all to be built with a very modest budget.

 

Our solution was to place each of the two bedrooms on the far ends of the layout, allowing for a generous central space to accommodate the living area, a kitchen and a bar. Taking advantage of the geometry created by the circular plan, the guest bedroom stays hidden behind a panelled wall that also hosts a drinks cabinet, only to be revealed theatrically when moving the sliding panel. The timber clad built in bed then becomes part of the living space, altering the perception of the size of the room and adding a surprise element to the experience of the user.

 

All things practical are designed to be concealed, allowing for the penthouse to celebrate its entertainment aspects, its panoramic views and its lush materiality uninterrupted.

 

The Penthouse project strives to prove that in a city where space is a precious commodity, creative ideas can transform and improve the use of it dramatically. Located next to a busy avenue, in a block of purpose built apartments, it is still possible to make a space feel unique when approaching it through carefully thought design. Once the large balcony is filled with trees and plants, every view of the flat will feel like an escape from the urban environment.

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