Architecture

One-room London apartment transformed into a two-level luxury home

One-room London apartment tran...
The Queen’s Gate makeover in London saw a simple studio apartment transformed into a luxury multi-level home
The Queen’s Gate makeover in London saw a simple studio apartment transformed into a luxury multi-level home
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The architects created a large central structure that divided the space into three zones: living, sleeping and kitchen area
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The architects created a large central structure that divided the space into three zones: living, sleeping and kitchen area
The architects created a large central structure that divided the space into three zones: living, sleeping and kitchen area
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The architects created a large central structure that divided the space into three zones: living, sleeping and kitchen area
Elevated bathroom
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Elevated bathroom
Utilizing the generous high ceilings, the central structure provides a second story
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Utilizing the generous high ceilings, the central structure provides a second story
Frosted glass walls and balconies permits natural light to filter through to the elevated spaces
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Frosted glass walls and balconies permits natural light to filter through to the elevated spaces
There's even space for a second single bedroom
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There's even space for a second single bedroom
The Queen’s Gate makeover in London saw a simple studio apartment transformed into a luxury multi-level home
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The Queen’s Gate makeover in London saw a simple studio apartment transformed into a luxury multi-level home
Hogarth Architects have also been commissioned to complete a creative self-sustaining retreat in Kenya
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Hogarth Architects have also been commissioned to complete a creative self-sustaining retreat in Kenya
The 2.4 hectare plot in Kilifi, Kenya will become a self sufficient retreat
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The 2.4 hectare plot in Kilifi, Kenya will become a self sufficient retreat
Tower stairwell at Kilifi,Kenya
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Tower stairwell at Kilifi,Kenya
The remoteness of the site means that the lodges need to be as self sufficient as possible
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The remoteness of the site means that the lodges need to be as self sufficient as possible
The retreat in Kenya has been designed to cater for up to three families and will incorporate adjoining swing bridges
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The retreat in Kenya has been designed to cater for up to three families and will incorporate adjoining swing bridges
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When it comes to urban living, architectural innovation is very much about maximizing use of space. This example from London based firm Hogarth Architects does just that by taking a simple studio apartment and transforming it into a luxury multi-level home.

The makeover in Queen’s Gate London saw architects create a central structure that divided the space into three zones: living, sleeping and kitchen area.

Utilizing the generous high ceilings, the central structure provides a second storey, accommodating the master bedroom and ensuite. Frosted glass walls and balconies permit natural light to filter through to the elevated spaces.

The use of natural materials such as wood complements the large white walls and adds warmth to the home.

Source: Hogarth Architects

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6 comments
6 comments
Martin Geldart
This is great but it's not your average sized studio apartment, is it! I once had a nice studio apartment in central London but I couldn't stretch my arms out - and it cost a fortune!
Henry Van Campa
Sounds like the flat I rented in Helsinki once. It already had a sleeping balcony. Then I did improvements dividimg a long and narrow kitchen, with two doors, into a smaller kitchen and laundry/ wardrobe room. My landlady was so impressed that she kicked me out amd moved back in herself!
JPAR
great - let me know where I can get a Studio apartment with a 4m+ high ceiling and I'll give them a call...... this 'studio' looks about the same internal space as my 3 bedroom, 2 storey semi-detached house......
Michael Gene
Very nice space from the pictures provided, in the US we call that a loft.
jeanbanaay
Amazing transformation, from one into two home. At least the family can really occupy the space even when they are big.
SnoopyDawg
maximization of space in a functional and elegant style... VERY COOL!!!