River Street Mews

This mews development comprises of six contemporary townhouses, which replace a derelict run of garages and workshops in the New River Conservation Area in Islington.  

Discreetly tucked away within a listed boundary wall, this gated development is a modern take on its Georgian environs.  The limestone cladding to the front lightwells is reflective of the early stucco style and the granite cobblestones in the courtyard bear homage to period living.  Internally each house has been individually designed, with close attention paid to layout, materials and detailing.

The largest of the properties is house six.  Here the rich material palette of natural stone and dark timber is exhibited within a dramatic context of voids over three floors.   All of the principle rooms are centred on a sculptural open-air atrium, blurring the boundaries between inside and out.  A mirror-like reflection pool to base of the atrium enhances this ambiguity and increases the spread of natural light throughout. 

Photography: Mathew Weinreb
Location: Clerkenwell, London
Completed in: 2016