Light and Dark House by Gianni Botsford Architects | Living space

In this five5storey Georgian period private house in Bloomsbury, London, Gianni Botsford Architect have used natural and artificial light together with a monochrome colour palette to create a visual tension between abundant and minimal lighting. The effect is cinematic and painterly and an appropriate backdrop for the collection of photographs and prints the owners of the house have amassed over the years. In fact, many of the rooms are designed around works of art hung in specific places. Overall, the strategy has been to retain the spaces within this Grade listed building intact. Architectural features like skirting boards and cornices have been retained but abstracted through the use of single colours in rooms extending though walls and ceilings. Original Victorian radiators are exposed, while floors remain unlevelled in adeliberate decision to allow the historic character of the building to contrast with contemporary additions. Bathrooms are hidden behind clear and translucen… continue