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While at John Smart Architects, Luke Jones was project architect and construction manager for this large detached house in Crystal Palace. Each floor and room is designed to a specific material and architectural narrative, based on their relationship to light, space and the rituals of everyday life. Rooflights pull sunlight down through the house, past the pitched rafters of the 'great hall' into the interlocking spaces of the garden floor, which houses a guest suite around a sunken courtyard and a large kitchen opening into the garden.
Moving up through the building the architectural transitions reveal themselves. On the ground floor, iroko and natural plaster lined bedrooms look over the front and back gardens. Intricately crafted timber ceilings, bespoke wardrobes and hardwood floors create individual spaces of privacy and comfort. Throughout the house, the design creates 'in-between' spaces: the reading nook, the bench for putting on shoes, the inglenook, the shelf for curios, the fireplace: moments woven and blended into the whole.
2011-2013 // Design and construction management // for John Smart Architects