Grosvenor Road project is an extension of a Victorian terrace. It provides an additional living area and a bedroom for a young family.
The dialogue between the internal and external materials are driven by an engaging brief from the client. It is to find two complementary materials respecting the clients’ Portuguese and Scandinavian heritage.
Studio Bark uses contemporary Portuguese tiles which are brought by the client from one of their trips. Consequently, the exterior of the building pays homage to the blue and white tiled facades of Porto and its environs. Doing so, it provides an additional scale of detail and craftsmanship to the equivalent detailing of the original master builder.
A simple logic is followed for all the new internal finishes within the building. Including the furniture, walls and ceiling, everything is made from one single OSB smartply timber board. The board is made of 100% sustainably sourced timber with no added formaldehyde. Thus it gives a practical yet playful finish that suits the young family’s requirements and refers to the client’s Scandinavian upbringing. Being sourced from the British Isles makes it one of the cheapest and most sustainable types of board available.
Grosvenor Road is an example of a great working relationship between the client, consultant team and contractor.
Grosvernor Road was part of the Open House weekend between 21-22 September 2019. Visit this link for the details.
“We’re delighted to have worked with Studio Bark on our house renovation. The knowledge, advice and creativity they brought to the project were invaluable. We’re very grateful for the amazing space we now get to live in.”