A conversion and extension of an existing warehouse to provide living accommodation and a studio for a musician. From the outset, the client was clear that he wanted to retain the existing quality of the space, including the high ceilings and light coming in from above. Functions that require enclosure are built within the space so that its main body remains intact, as opposed to partitioning it into small sections. The ground floor is predominantly open plan apart from an enclosed studio. The bedroom and bathroom on the first floor addition are set back from the perimeter walls so that they hover over the living quarters, whilst retaining double height spaces to bring light down at the edge. The first floor bedroom is aligned to look over Highgate Wood to the rear, while an enclosed south-facing terrace affords views over Archway and over London.
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Edward McCann Architecture and Design is a young London-based practice that believes good design should be both simple in its solutions and transformative in its outcomes.
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Edward McCann is a qualified architect and founder of Edward McCann Architecture and Design. After studying at Edinburgh, the Architectural Association and Cambridge, Edward worked for leading architectural practices including Adjaye Associates, where he was involved in several high-specification residential and retail projects and the award-winning Ideas Store in Whitechapel; Edward Cullinan Architects, where he worked on the award-winning Stonebridge Hillside Hub housing and community complex and the prestigious Fitzwilliam College Library in Cambridge; and SCABAL, where he worked on innovative school projects and co-ran the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Camden. As one half of the MAprojects collaboration, in 2010 Edward was invited to Lisbon as part of an exchange programme between young UK and Portuguese architects run by the Architecture Foundation and British Council. Edward set up Edward McCann Architecture and Design in 2010.
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