Henri Bredenkamp converts derelict university building into family home

Architect Henri Bredenkamp has overhauled a London house once used as a teaching space by Goldsmiths university to create a light-filled home for his family. Bredenkamp of London-based Studio 30 Architects, refurbished and extended the basement when converting the 19th-century Victorian property into a home for himself, his wife and their young son. He called it The Study House, as the residence was formerly used as a tutorial space for Goldsmiths before becoming abandoned and falling into disrepair. The aim was to open up the interiors, which were heavily compartmentalised, and make better use of its dark and damp basement. Bredenkamp dug down to increase the height of the ceiling and added an extension to the rear. It now hosts an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining room adjoining the garden.


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