Replacing an existing 1960’s house, this impressive modern building includes a basement swimming pool, a sunken garden area and glass and steel stairs and walkways. The rear elevation features a cascading glass roof and glass floors allowing views through all floors. This results in a light basement pool area which extends on to the lower garden area. Modern homes architecture is the newest theme in creating a modern home designs, here is the Sheldon Avenue residential project by Belsize architects. The project is contemporary in nature, yet respects its surrounding context by integrating existing forms.
Rather than introducing an entirely new architectural type to the street, the house provides instead the interface between the surrounding influences and the new architectural themes. This new house is situated on a long plot, rather narrow in width, within the Heath Fringes Conservation Area in Highgate, London. The scheme marries the conflicting desire of the Client to maximize internal accommodation to include seven bedrooms, and that of the Planners who were adamant the new construction with ultra modern homes architectural.
The architect said about modern homes: whether designing an item as small as a piece of street furniture or as large as developing a historic city center. We believe in good design that improves the environment we live in whilst promoting better social conditions. We embrace technological advancement and the design opportunities it offers while placing particular emphasis on the selection and use of materials, their appropriateness to the context and their ability to create a particular mood.
A lavish design exercise in the heart of London, the Sheldon Avenue House is a great example of what creativity and modern day techniques can come up with. It’s a three story U-shaped building that uses large “chunks” of glass (for natural lighting), has seven bedrooms, incorporates a central gathering area, contemporary furniture and an elegant furnishings that follow an exquisite theme inside. And did we mention the amazing indoor pool that looks party-perfect?
The basement was constructed using a reinforced concrete box designed to deal with hydrostatic pressures caused by ground water. In order to avoid uplift the building had to be piled to tie the building into the ground. The superstructure is a steel frame with in-situ concrete floors and non load bearing masonry walls between. The stairs are constructed extensively from glass with glass treads and balustrades supporting elegantly detailed stringers.