Clay House
London
2017
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A second-floor Victorian mid-terraced property in Islington. The project was conceived as a series of verbs and actions, we considered dreaming, bathing, cooking, dwelling, and gathering. Inspired by traditional arakabe textures found within the owner's native Japan, natural clay was chosen as a finish throughout the home. Sat next to it, red WBP plywood linked each carefully curated space. The bathing area has a mild steel sink that weathers, alongside brass taps reclaimed from Lisbon.

Upstairs, existing Victorian brickwork was left exposed alongside a simple Bulthaup island. There is seating under the front eaves and south-facing views over the London skyline. We watch light changing each second as the clay responds to the clouds and hues outside.
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