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jul 27, 2011

paul mcaneary architects: tex tonic house 1

‘tex-tonic house 1’ by paul mcaneary architects in london, united kingdom all images courtesy paul mcaneary architects ltd.

london-based practice paul mcaneary architects has completed ‘tex-tonic house 1’, a double-height penthouse apartment in an existing post office and art auction house in victoria, london, united kingdom. influenced by the ‘post box component-concept-element’, the design is conceived as a series of large boxes of natural materials that accommodate private programs.

view of outdoor terrace

featuring an outdoor terrace that runs along one side of the unit, the main level hosts an open-concept communal space that gains abundant natural daylight from a line of floor-to-ceiling glazing. flexibility and versatility is ensured, allowing the client to host a variety of multipurpose events and parties. accommodated under a pitched ceiling form, an elevated catwalk clad in glass runs over the space and provides housing for a floating wine cellar.

sky garden

three large bedroom boxes are placed within the double-height space, providing private sleeping accommodation within the open apartment. the compartmentalized rooms display a natural material – sand-blasted oak and cast bronze timber – and are illuminated from below to highlight their texture. the resulting effect applies distinct identities and atmospheres to each box, offering a dynamic finish within the open penthouse.

interior view

timber box

finish of cast-timber bronze box

(left) textures of boxes (right) cantilevered staircase to mezzanine

mezzanine level

floating wine cellar

illuminated effect

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / mezzanine level

project info:

area: 466 m2 contractor: L.S. construction supplier: the plank co., black isle bronze ltd, directstone ltd, palmalisa zantetedeschi

  • Beautiful!!! Especially in the winery! Very nice space.

    Dario says:
  • gorgeous details and material choices!

    Dani says:
  • wow.

    my vote for the best place in London to live

    dbkii says:
  • Mezzanine level looks a bit too high for that sloping roof. Would have given a bit more head room up there.

    Would also keep an eye on those wine rack tension cables….

    Timber always looks good though. nice work.

    Pg says:
  • we seem to have skimped in the bedroom department!

    mawdster says:
  • what the hell do you need bigger bedrooms for? these are more than adequate

    itsmeagain says:
  • Wow! Great pad for entertaining. Timber look helps with the warmth. Spatial aspects worked out well, though I agree with Pg that more height in the mezzanine area would have been nice d;-)

    Jetwax says:

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