Refitted by South London-based Friend and Company architects, this Span House occupies a mid-terrace location within the coveted Corner Green estate in Blackheath.
Photography by Ioana Marinescu
In need of renovation, the house was a challenging case, as while an interior makeover was necessary, it was crucial to maintain the original Span intention and characterPhotography by Ioana Marinescu
Director Adrian Friend found the solution in a simple function-based format. ’The design is based on a very simple concept: everything vertical is glass and everything horizontal is wood,’ he says.Photography by Ioana Marinescu
This unusual rule was much simpler to apply than it would appear; no mechanical fixings were needed and installation was light-speed quick, thanks to an innovative construction method for connecting timber and glass and the latest glass water jet cutting technologyPhotography by Ioana Marinescu
High-end Danish wood company Dinesen provided the elegant structural timber planks for the housePhotography by Ioana Marinescu
While the glass elements are laminated safety glass with polished edges, ensuring excellent finishesPhotography by Ioana Marinescu
The whole interior was almost treated as a single furniture component and due to the unique construction method used, the shelves and staircases appear to float on airPhotography by Ioana Marinescu
Specialist Arup engineers’ material consultants unit was involved in pinpointing the exact specification and requirements for a refined and yet sturdy, safe result for the glass elements.Photography by Ioana Marinescu
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