craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house
 

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

architecture practice, craftworks, has transformed a formerly derelict chapel building to create a new guest house for a family in grove park, london. the small chapel was part of a victorian convent and orchard, which were previously converted in 2014 by the same architect. the design team faced the challenge of creating a scheme to include all the required spaces, while fitting within the existing external shell of the structure.

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner (also main image)

 

 

the concept by craftworks aims to create a dialogue between the former chapel and the new guest house. by retaining the vaulted ceiling, the design preserves a sense of the original function. light is also a predominant aspect as large triangular-shaped rooflights are employed to bring in vast amounts of daylight and display an interesting geometric feature, bringing a more contemporary feel to the space.

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner

 

 

beneath the main living area, a new lower ground has been excavated from the sloping site to provide space for four bedrooms, an en-suite and study area. the pattern of the existing arched windows are mirrored below on the lower ground floor elevation and the rhythm of this grid is utilized to divide the internal spaces equally. with this renovation, craftworks has made use of a previous structure and subtly transformed it into contemporary guest accommodation.

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © stale erikson

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © stale erikson

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner

craftworks applies triangular skylights to convert london chapel into guest house

image © edmund sumner

 

 

project info:

 

project name: chapel house

architect: craftworks

location: london, the UK

images: edmund sumnerstale erikson

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