Islington Maisonette

Designed by Larissa Johnston Architects

Larissa Johnston Architects have designed the Islington Maisonette, a minimal home located in London, United Kingdom. Taking the existing home and removing all internal partitions creates an open space worth talking about. The clean open area that Larissa Johnston Architects have created is exceptional. The large open space accommodates the living, kitchen and dining area creates the lower floor. To keep the shape of the lower floor they designed a steel structural support within the walls of the lower ground, concealed from everyday use.

The back of the lower floor was designed by removing the external wall providing a seamless extension that integrates within the main space. The rear extension opens up to the courtyard garden through a large glass sliding door. Of course, we can't ignore the large roof light that allows the light to wash over the main space, including the linear plywood 'boxes' that have been installed and cleverly crafted to incorporate the kitchen, the stairs and a number of storage units and shelves. Hidden from view is the lined utility and wc that is located behind the kitchen and underneath the stairs. The upstairs continue the clean minimalist feel through the bedroom and bathroom.