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Maisonette, Notting Hill, London

The conversion of the upper two floors of a typical early Victorian London House. The ceiling heights on the top floor were too low and planning regulations would not allow any new roof above existing parapet level. The solution was to create a large flat, sliding sky light, creating the illusion of infinite light and space. The skylight has an external blind which is controlled automatically by a sun sensor, so that the apartment is never too hot in the summer. Glass panels are cut into the top floor in order to bring daylight to the internal spaces below.

Client: Kate Darby