Occupation: Scientist
Architect: Simon Astridge
Location: Islington, London
Client: The Modern House

Standing on a crescent near Highbury Fields, this project is a three-storey Victorian terrace, which has undergone remodelling scheme by award winning architect Simon Astridge to become a home for scientist Katy Davison and her family.

The house was stripped back to its raw state in order to unpick its original features and dissect the building’s structure. Modest construction materials are woven together with the existing fabric, bridging the original features with unassuming interventions. These materials are also often used as a final finish, chosen for their humbleness and textural depth to fit the moderate budget. Internal revealing of materials has amplified the potential of the building and expanded the possibilities of using the house.