VISION Issue 16 - Page 26

26 Vision Magazine Vision spoke with project architect Toby Breakspear about a renovation that unshackles its owners to experience far more pleasurable spaces and a sustainable future: You’ve transformed two houses – introverts really – and created something much more exuberant. Was that your ambition? That was definitely our intention. It was stacked, top and bottom as separate apartments. Our clients wanted one house. Unifying two houses was a challenge. We had to link those disconnected volumes and spaces in a way that felt as if they were destined to be that way. Easier said than done with a common wall. Basically we punched holes in the old and connected the key spaces. That freed up rooms to fit the plan – there were fewer rooms required than we started with. That allowed us to open up Grand Design Revival