How can you keep the roof ceiling low but still have the right ceiling height inside?
Especially in central London, the new lofts have been traditionally critisided by the planners. One of the main criticism, is that they can been from the street level. This is the main reason for refusal.
What we did for this scheme and client is that we lower the roof on the street levels to the minimum – which is 2.2m and then created a curved roof in the middle that gives an extra meter and a half. The client needed maximum daylight, so the roof is fully glazed spanned with a parametric timber pattern to give a homy effect. To avoid oberheating, there are openable windows. The shape can only be seen by helicopter, so is in accordance with the planners’ wishes.