Extending up from a converted factory building in London, the Union Wharf Rooftop Dwelling is the re-imagination of an old conservatory. The transformation of the upper level was inspired by the passing canal boats, creating a palette of timber and steel. An oak and ash-lined interior is washed in natural light by a glazed facade, which also slides open to a terrace overlooking the Regents Canal. The ground level is influenced by the building's industrial heritage. The original concrete soffit was left exposed, mirrored by a polished concrete flooring. While the living space has an open concept, textured sliding glass partitions separate the space from an adjacent playroom. Wood cabinets add warmth to the kitchen and complete the interior's minimalist aesthetic.
Photos: Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects / Nicholas Worley