Phase II by West Architecture

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Phase II by West Architecture is the extension of a first project created in an old Methodist Church in Islington, London. In 2014, the new owners decided to expand the space and create a stay under the existing roof.

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During the first intervention in this church the space became a work area and a new mezzanine was created that would house the sleeping area, being out of sight of the main area.

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Phase II is another step, to include a new stay in a structure as rigid as an old church, involves conforming not only to the patterns established by customers but to adapt to the limitations of preexistence.

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Phase II involves the creation of one project inside another, a wooden box under the roof of an old church

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The work includes a new room inserted in the space of the ceiling that was not used previously. It is accessed through stairs enclosed within the enclosure that leaves the main space.

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Phase II is a box built in plywood echoing the mezzanine created earlier. Inside, all walls, floors and doors are birch plywood and spruce.

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With the new remodeling, Phase II also renews other rooms such as kitchen and bathroom, and maintains a relationship between the mezzanine and the main space of the first intervention.

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Photograph of Ben Blossom.

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