Kirkwood McCarthy Hoxton

Hoxton Penthouse

Extension and creation of a flexible spare bedroom

Status: Completed 2013

Location: Hoxton Square

Category: Rooftop

Kirkwood McCarthy were asked to look at extending this unique shaped penthouse in Hoxton Square to create further living space and reconfigure the internal layout to include a second bedroom. The original building, designed by E.W.Pugin, is Grade II listed and was converted in 2001 by Buschow Henley Architects to include offices, a restaurant and two apartments.

 

By retaining the line of the existing façade geometry  the original design intent and roof line as seen from Hoxton Square. was preserved. A mechanism of pivot and slide doors allows the new bedroom to be adapted to create a semiprivate study space or an open addition to the main living room. With a rooflight being the only source of natural daylight a framed translucent screen provides both privacy and a diffused light from the stairwell. A cranked rooflight to the East of the living space has been introduced to allow evening sun to permeate this new living space.

Kirkwood McCarthy Hoxton
Kirkwood McCarthy Hoxton
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DETAILING FOR DAYLIGHT

A new rooflight over the extended living area is angled towards the western sun, drawing long shafts of afternoon light into the living area. A slot recessed strip light illuminates the rooflight by night. 

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Kirkwood McCarthy Hoxton
DETAILING FOR DAYLIGHT

A new rooflight over the extended living area is angled towards the western sun, drawing long shafts of afternoon light into the living area. A slot recessed strip light illuminates the rooflight by night. 

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