TG Studio is an interior architecture practice offering tailored bespoke concepts and architectural services to commercial and residential clients in the UK and internationally.
They work closely with their clients to create intelligent and innovative designs, pushing the potential of the brief and enabling the design to be individually tailored to each project.
TG Studio understands how to add value and save cost through shrewd design choices creating designs that build quality and withstand the test of time in look. TG Studio shares one of their favourite project which focuses on Scandinavian white interiors…
Project name: Highgate
Floor Area: 1,800 square feet
Project time taken: 6 months planning – 6 months on site
Completion of Project: 2014
The house is located in a private estate bordering Hampstead Heath, the biggest Park in London. The property itself occupies six mid-levels and was built in the 70s by Ted Levy and sits in a conservation area. It had not been renovated for 40 years and was in a bad state of disrepair but TG Studio could see the huge potential.
The brief was to create a calm, relaxing and neutral space in juxtaposition to the busy life of London. An extension of a Norwegian forest, the root and birth place of the client.
The owner comes from Norway and wanted a very minimal home as open as possible and with glimpses into the garden. She owns a selection of modern Art that she is very fond of and to display the items all other surfaces other than the Art must be as neutral and calm as possible.
How did the project go?
TG Studio opened up the ground floor by removing all internal walls and making the kitchen open plan. The existing staircase was changed and rebuilt in its entirety. The staircase is the heart and spine of this house connecting the six mid-levels and thoughtful detailing was developed to create a feature that is as minimal as possible.
Dinesen flooring was selected as the floor surface for the entire house as it can be bought in 350mm width and 6m lengths. The house was stripped of everything down to the old blockwork and a new modern home created in which white and simplicity should rule.
What was your favorite room or part of the project and why?
Our favourite part of the project is the central staircase. The building with its 6 interlocking floors is arranged around the staircase. From the start we knew that a new staircase was required, minimally detailed and as see through as possible. We wanted the Dinesen solid floorboards as treads and no risers. The look of the staircase should be organic and simple so we reduced all other visible materials to white painted wood and as large as possible pieces of glass.