forresterarchitects have recently completed a feasibility study for a new penthouse refurbishment in Crouch End, North London. The current building has a flat roof that provides breathtaking views of the London skyline. The client requested a self-contained one-bedroom flat to be built on this underutilized rooftop space. To achieve this, forresterarchitects developed an organic form for a prefabricated pod that would sit atop the existing structure.
The exterior form of the pod informed the internal layout and furniture of the space. The pod features a series of exposed trusses, which provide structural support, and full-height frameless glazed units. This design allows natural light to flood into the space and provides the occupant with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. The use of prefabricated construction techniques is not only sustainable but also cost-effective and allows for a quicker construction process. By utilising this method, the construction time is reduced, and the amount of waste generated during the construction process is minimised. This project showcases forresterarchitects ability to maximize the potential of an existing building and create a unique and innovative living space in a desirable location. The penthouse design is not only functional and sustainable but also aesthetically pleasing. The use of the prefabricated pod has created a seamless transition between the existing building and the new addition.
The success of this project highlights forresterarchitects commitment to providing innovative and sustainable design solutions for their clients. The design team’s expertise in utilizing existing structures and incorporating sustainable strategies into their designs ensures that their clients receive high-quality, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible solutions to their architectural needs.