VATRAA, an architecture studio split between London and Bucharest, recently completed a project that entailed turning a former artist's studio into a cozy, beautiful, light-filled home. Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the firm had to work with an already existing building that included "an open ground floor and a mezzanine." VATRAA's main architectural objective was to strategically increase the floor plan of the space in order for it to suit the new purposes. While planning this, the design practice was mindful of maximizing the influx of natural light into indoor spaces. VATRAA created 77 additional square meters by adding a slick extension. Incorporating a source of natural light through the glazed roof also adds functionality, as well as an airy aesthetic to the beautiful light-filled home.
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VATRAA Converted an Art Studio into a Modern Home
1. Light-filled Living Spaces - There are opportunities to create innovative designs that maximize natural light in homes and living spaces.
2. Architectural Extensions - Design practices can create additional square meters by adding slick extensions to existing buildings.
3. Functional Glazed Roofs - Integrating glazed roofs in architecture can create both functional and aesthetic benefits for the overall design.
1. Architecture - The architecture industry can leverage creative design thinking to maximize the natural light influx in living spaces.
2. Construction - The construction industry can explore innovative techniques to create extensions to the existing buildings.
3. Roofing - The roofing industry can explore the potential of glazed roofs to provide functionality and airiness in the overall design.