This project is a unique collaboration between the architect and artist client, Rana Begum, to form a home, work, and exhibition "retreat compound" tucked away beside the woodland wilderness of Abney Park Cemetery.
Two sculptural buildings over four floors and connected by a double-decker bridge appear effortlessly tailored into what is actually a 'jigsaw puzzle' former brownfield site. Despite only having the east side available for windows, the result – via skylights and careful setbacks is a light-filled citadel in Victorian north London, with dramatic forest, graveside and rooftop views.
This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Architect: Spatial Affairs Bureau
Project: The Mews House, Bouverie Mews