Modern Mews, London

Coffey Architects references Japanese tea houses in renovated London mews home

Coffey Architects has used traditional Japanese design techniques to make the most of space and light in this renovation of a three-metre-wide London mews house – which is in the running for the RIBA's House of the Year prize.

The narrow house contained just under 100 square metres of floor space, spread out over four storeys. Additionally, the only windows were at the front of the property.

To overcome these constraints and create a light-filled family home, London-based Coffey Architects experimented with a number of techniques that are commonly used in Japanese houses and tea rooms.

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