London showcases some of the most impressive modern transformations of Edwardian architecture. Inspired by the internationally used modern space arrangement possibilities, Andy Martin Associates designed the Chevron House in a suburb of West London. Their creativity shaped a ground floor with spaces defined by colors and materials. Vibrating reds shape a long kitchen flooded with natural light on a pristine white background. Green insertions separate the two colors, making way for the yellows in the living room to take the spotlight. Extending well beyond glass walls into the garden, the south facing public areas were guided by the owner’s needs and wishes:
“The clients brief to use color extensively was applied in such that the walls and ceilings are left light in color (off white) and that only elements or interventions (joinery etc) would be strongly colored giving the house a lighter atmosphere with greater sense of perspective.”
A skylight “prepares” the lower floor to be flooded with sunshine and extends the influence of the sun deeper inside. The 5 bedroom family house spreads over three levels, the two upper ones having been reserved for private space. Bedrooms merge with bathrooms in a dynamic explosion of color and texture, shaping the historic property into a modern home.