Congratulations to Zulufish Ltd shortlisted for Living space - UK Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017
design et al are delighted to announce that Zulufish Ltd have been shortlisted for Living Space - UK Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017.
A respectful transformation of detached Victorian Villa into a 5-bedroom home with a light-filled, open-plan, ground-floor living space. Zulufish's main priority was to respect the original architecture of the Victorian dwelling, while at the same time reshaping the layout to transform the run-down property into a 21st century user-friendly family home.
The key challenge being to transform the labyrinthine layout or the ground floor.
The project involved major structural works to open up the ground floor, a first-floor rear extension, relocating and replacing the staircases and removing the existing roof structure and replacing with a ring beam of steel and concrete to support a new roof. All the floors, partition walls and ceilings were removed and replaced. An old coal cellar was converted into a full basement extension, comprising office space, wine cellar, nanny flat and utility room. However. the main show is on the ground level, where the design company worked hard to create a sense of continuity from the outside in, both at the front of the house with matching patchwork tiles on the pathway and the home's entrance hall, but also at the back of the house using large picture-frame gluing to capture the beautifully landscaped garden.