Inside The Online Revival Of ‘All My Children,’ ‘One Life To Live’

Stunning properties on the shortlist include a striking red-brick house and a penthouse in a former water tank

  • Developers consulted their children on one of the designs, leading to a climbing wall and fireman's pole

  • All of the 93 properties on the London shortlist will be visited by a jury before an award ceremony in May

  • By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

    Published: 07:48 EDT, 10 April 2018 | Updated: 12:04 EDT, 10 April 2018

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    A former gin distillery, a house with an indoor climbing wall and a stack of corrugated tubes are among London's nominations for house of the year. 

    The stunning properties on the shortlist also include a striking red-brick house to replace an older terrace and a penthouse converted from a water tank on the roof of a building. 

    The developers included their children in the design of one of the homes, prompting the construction of an indoor climbing wall and a fireman's pole to slide back down.  

    There were 93 nominations in total, with all the shortlisted properties will visited by a jury. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects on Tuesday, May 15. 

    If they are successful, they will be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in June. 

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    Gin Distillery, Whitechapel

    A Victorian distillery in East London has been transformed a spacious family home.

    A black steel staircase at the back of the home emerges into a sun-filled landing with two 'cabin style' bedrooms and a bathroom with Scandinavian redwood ceilings, according to the developers. 

    The enclosed terrace connects to the bedrooms and allows for a tranquil outdoor escape from the bustle of surrounding Whitechapel, they said. 

    A Victorian distillery in East London has been transformed a spacious family home featuring two 'cabin style' bedrooms and a bathroom with Scandinavian redwood ceilings, according to the developers

    A Victorian distillery in East London has been transformed a spacious family home featuring two 'cabin style' bedrooms and a bathroom with Scandinavian redwood ceilings, according to the developers

    A black steel staircase at the back of the home emerges into a sun-filled landing with two 'cabin style' bedrooms A black steel staircase at the back of the home emerges into a sun-filled landing with two 'cabin style' bedrooms

    A black steel staircase at the back of the home emerges into a sun-filled landing with two 'cabin style' bedrooms

    The enclosed terrace connects to the bedrooms and allows for a tranquil outdoor escape

    The enclosed terrace connects to the bedrooms and allows for a tranquil outdoor escape

    Throughout the interior, carefully placed apertures allow patterns of light to drift across the surfaces as each day progresses

    Throughout the interior, carefully placed apertures allow patterns of light to drift across the surfaces as each day progresses

    Water Tank, Keeling House, Bethnal Green

    This one-bedroom penthouse has been converted from the former water tank on top of Keeling House, developers say.

    The 16-storey block was built in 1957 with a water tank on the roof, but the utility structure has been transformed into a colourful property with a bedroom on the 18th floor. 

    It has just been completed and is being sold for the first time. It faces east so that you can lie in bed and watch the sunrise, and there is an opening rooflight above for stargazing.

    This one-bedroom penthouse has been converted from the former water tank on top of Keeling House, Bethnal Green

    This one-bedroom penthouse has been converted from the former water tank on top of Keeling House, Bethnal Green

    The former utility structure has been transformed into a bright property with a bedroom the 18th floor of the building

    The former utility structure has been transformed into a bright property with a bedroom the 18th floor of the building

    The bedroom is on the 18th floor, facing east so that the lucky owners can lie in bed and watch the sunrise

    The bedroom is on the 18th floor, facing east so that the lucky owners can lie in bed and watch the sunrise

    The bathroom is on the western side and enjoys the sunsets, with a freestanding bath doubling as a shower, developers say

    The bathroom is on the western side and enjoys the sunsets, with a freestanding bath doubling as a shower, developers say

    There is lift access to the 14th floor, then a walk up a set of metal stairs to the entrance to this apartment on the 16th floor

    There is lift access to the 14th floor, then a walk up a set of metal stairs to the entrance to this apartment on the 16th floor

    Red House, East Dulwich 

    The brief for this new-build in East Dulwich called for a contemporary design, developers say. 

    They said the Red House would be an 'assertive piece of architecture' and 'share something of the spirit, solidity, and decoration of the Victorian surroundings without veering towards any kind of inauthenticity'. 

    The warm red brick used, and which gives the house its name, is evident as a highlight brick in the existing terrace, but is used here as the main building material to create impact, they said.  

    The brief for this new-build in East Dulwich, known as the Red House called for a contemporary design, developers say

    The brief for this new-build in East Dulwich, known as the Red House called for a contemporary design, developers say

    They said the Red House would be an 'assertive piece of architecture' and 'share something of the spirit, solidity, and decoration of the Victorian surroundings without veering towards any kind of inauthenticity' They said the Red House would be an 'assertive piece of architecture' and 'share something of the spirit, solidity, and decoration of the Victorian surroundings without veering towards any kind of inauthenticity'

    They said the Red House would be an 'assertive piece of architecture' and 'share something of the spirit, solidity, and decoration of the Victorian surroundings without veering towards any kind of inauthenticity'

    An unconventional ground floor is ¿pushed and pulled¿ to create a series of visually connected spaces, developers say

    An unconventional ground floor is ‘pushed and pulled’ to create a series of visually connected spaces, developers say

     

    The property in Dulwich is intended to 'create impact' with the red brick design used as a highlight in the existing terrace

    The property in Dulwich is intended to 'create impact' with the red brick design used as a highlight in the existing terrace

    Dartmouth Park House, Camden  

    Located within the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area, this project significantly remodels and extends an end-of-terrace Victorian building, developers say. 

    The street elevation takes a 'shopfront character' while the extension of the rear of the house includes two terraces and a sunken courtyard. 

    The use of daylight has been central to the project and sunlight penetrates deep into the ground floor and basement of the house. 

    Located within the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area, this project significantly remodels and extends an end-of-terrace Victorian building, developers say

    Located within the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area, this project significantly remodels and extends an end-of-terrace Victorian building, developers say

    The street elevation takes a 'shopfront character' while the extension of the rear of the house includes two terraces and a sunken courtyard The street elevation takes a 'shopfront character' while the extension of the rear of the house includes two terraces and a sunken courtyard

    The street elevation takes a 'shopfront character' while the extension of the rear of the house includes two terraces and a sunken courtyard

    A large void is carved out intersecting all four floors. It incorporates a deep staircase that 'encourages continuous movement'

    A large void is carved out intersecting all four floors. It incorporates a deep staircase that 'encourages continuous movement'

    Developers say that the 'oval figure of the staircase animates the interior in a delicate manner' in Dartmouth Park House 

    Developers say that the 'oval figure of the staircase animates the interior in a delicate manner' in Dartmouth Park House 

    House in Coombe Park, Kingston 

    The owner of this property was an enthusiastic patron of contemporary architecture and encouraged the developers to design a building of its time in contrast to the predominantly faux classical villas of the neighbourhood.

    With only a glazed entrance rotunda at street level, the design allows clear views from the street through to the green landscape and woodland beyond. 

    The rotunda contains a private inner staircase which links the garden level to the second floor and a winding processional stair linking the street level entrance to the living space at garden level.

    The roof of the garden level living space is lawn and two rooflights, one in the shape of an eye, the other a crescent, let daylight and sunlight in to the depth of the lower level spaces and views from the interior to the trees and sky.  

    The owner of Coombe Park, Kingston, encouraged the developers to design a building of its time in contrast to the predominantly faux classical villas of the neighbourhood

    The owner of Coombe Park, Kingston, encouraged the developers to design a building of its time in contrast to the predominantly faux classical villas of the neighbourhood

    With only a glazed entrance rotunda at street level, the design allows clear views from the street through to the green landscape and woodland beyond

    With only a glazed entrance rotunda at street level, the design allows clear views from the street through to the green landscape and woodland beyond

    The rotunda contains a private inner staircase which links the garden level to the second floor and a winding processional stair linking the street level entrance to the living space at garden level The rotunda contains a private inner staircase which links the garden level to the second floor and a winding processional stair linking the street level entrance to the living space at garden level

    The rotunda contains a private inner staircase which links the garden level to the second floor and a winding processional stair linking the street level entrance to the living space at garden level

    Two rooflights  let daylight and sunlight in to the depth of the lower level spaces and views from the interior to the outside

    Two rooflights  let daylight and sunlight in to the depth of the lower level spaces and views from the interior to the outside

    Scenario House, Stoke Newington

    This property was purchased with the intention of completely renovating, extending and adapting it to the scenarios of our the developers' own family life. 

    The main design challenge was finding a way of connecting the front part of the house, which originally had two separate Victorian reception rooms with the basement level, a full floor height below. 

    The developers created a split-level open double reception, connected to the kitchen and garden floor by an angled glazed roof extension and a ‘floating’ library feature leading up to the bedroom floors. 

    The designers' children took a central part in developing both the brief and the design of their own bedroom, resulting in a climbing wall leading to a ‘secret space’ at the eves of the single pitch original house extension.

    This property in Stoke Newington was purchased with the intention of completely renovating, extending and adapting it

    This property in Stoke Newington was purchased with the intention of completely renovating, extending and adapting it

    The relatively low ceiling height area resulted by the lowering of part of the reception above presented opportunities

    The relatively low ceiling height area resulted by the lowering of part of the reception above presented opportunities

    Developers created a split-level open double reception, connected to the kitchen and garden floor by an angled glazed roof extension and a ¿floating¿ library feature leading up to the bedroom floors

    Developers created a split-level open double reception, connected to the kitchen and garden floor by an angled glazed roof extension and a ‘floating’ library feature leading up to the bedroom floors

    The designers' children took a central part in developing both the brief and the design of their own bedroom, resulting in a climbing wall leading to a ¿secret space¿ at the eves of the single pitch original house extension

    The designers' children took a central part in developing both the brief and the design of their own bedroom, resulting in a climbing wall leading to a ‘secret space’ at the eves of the single pitch original house extension

    Every available space was used including areas under the stairs, in the eves, in hallways and limited height areas

    Every available space was used including areas under the stairs, in the eves, in hallways and limited height areas

    Vex, Stoke Newington 

    Vex is a curved, fluted concrete house in Stoke Newington, inspired by music and described as an 'an unusual collaboration between the architects and musician/composer Scanner'.

    Music and architecture both take as their starting point Eric Satie’s ‘Vexations’ – a looping, repetitive piano work which lasts around 18 hours in continuous performance.

    The building is a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion.      

    Vex is a curved, fluted concrete house in Stoke Newington, inspired by music and described as an 'an unusual collaboration between the architects and musician/composer Scanner'

    Vex is a curved, fluted concrete house in Stoke Newington, inspired by music and described as an 'an unusual collaboration between the architects and musician/composer Scanner'

    The curved walls are inspired by a looping, repetitive piano work which lasts around 18 hours in continuous performance

    The curved walls are inspired by a looping, repetitive piano work which lasts around 18 hours in continuous performance

    The building is a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion The building is a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion

    The building is a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion

    Fitzrovia House, Fitzrovia  

    Fitzrovia House is a major refurbishment and contemporary extension to an existing Regency townhouse, undertaken to create a new family home for art collectors. 

    The six-storey, end-of-terrace house was originally built in 1827, seeking to 'faithfully and painstakingly restore the noble proportions and decorative qualities of the original front rooms which face the square', developers say. 

    The cascading glass roofs of a four storey-atrium 'transforms the feeling' of the internal rooms and allows the public levels to be fully opened onto a series of terraces, providing outside spaces for the first time since the house was originally built. 

    Fitzrovia House is a major refurbishment and contemporary extension to an existing Regency townhouse in London

    Fitzrovia House is a major refurbishment and contemporary extension to an existing Regency townhouse in London

    The six-storey, end-of-terrace house was originally built in 1827, seeking to 'faithfully and painstakingly restore the noble proportions and decorative qualities of the original front rooms which face the square', developers say The six-storey, end-of-terrace house was originally built in 1827, seeking to 'faithfully and painstakingly restore the noble proportions and decorative qualities of the original front rooms which face the square', developers say

    The six-storey, end-of-terrace house was originally built in 1827, seeking to 'faithfully and painstakingly restore the noble proportions and decorative qualities of the original front rooms which face the square', developers say

    The transition between old and new is blended and given continuity with a palette of white materials, from painted plaster and wood in Regency rooms, to white Carrera marble on walls, floor and fittings in all new spaces

    The transition between old and new is blended and given continuity with a palette of white materials, from painted plaster and wood in Regency rooms, to white Carrera marble on walls, floor and fittings in all new spaces

    Caroline Place, Clerkenwell

    Surrounded on three sides by eight and nine storey mansion blocks, Caroline Place is a quiet enclave of late 1950s terraces north of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

    It was built with an Edwardian tradition in mind with servant areas, maids’ rooms, sculleries, and coal houses with a working rear yard. 

    It has now been restored with the first floor occupied wholly as a single reception room with a corner study area.  A load bearing staircase rises from the basement floor while spiraling and rising to the skylight above.

    Caroline Place in Clerkenwell is designed around a striking spiral staircase rising from the basement

    Caroline Place in Clerkenwell is designed around a striking spiral staircase rising from the basement

    A load bearing staircase rises from the basement floor while spiraling and rising to the skylight above at Caroline Place

    A load bearing staircase rises from the basement floor while spiraling and rising to the skylight above at Caroline Place

    Surrounded on three sides by eight and nine storey mansion blocks, Caroline Place is a quiet enclave of late 1950s terraces north of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens It was built with an Edwardian tradition in mind with servant areas, maids¿ rooms, sculleries, and coal houses with a working rear yard

    Surrounded on three sides by eight and nine storey mansion blocks, Caroline Place is a quiet enclave of late 1950s terraces north of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

    Surrounded on three sides by eight and nine storey mansion blocks, Caroline Place is a quiet enclave of late 1950s terraces north of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

    Surrounded on three sides by eight and nine storey mansion blocks, Caroline Place is a quiet enclave of late 1950s terraces north of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

    The Makers House, Hackney

    The Makers House is a newly completed four-bedroom villa offering soaring, light-filled living spaces and a beautifully crafted interior, developers say. 

    On the top floor, two private studio bedrooms, top-lit from north light, flank a bright bathroom with separate shower and bath. 

    At ground floor and basement, a multi-level ’broken plan’ arrangement creates a variety of living spaces, including a formal space, kitchen and living room.  

    At first-floor level, a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom faces Terrace Road; to the rear is an expansive master bedroom 

    At first-floor level, a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom faces Terrace Road; to the rear is an expansive master bedroom 

    Stairs lead down from the kitchen to the basement, where there is a dedicated utility room and larder

    Stairs lead down from the kitchen to the basement, where there is a dedicated utility room and larder

    The Makers House stands between two pairs of tall mid-Victorian villas that once stood opposite  a substantial country house At ground floor and basement, a multi-level ¿broken plan¿ arrangement creates a variety of living spaces within a single volume

    The Makers House stands between two pairs of tall mid-Victorian villas that once stood opposite a substantial country house

    On the top floor, two private studio bedrooms, top-lit from north light, flank a bright bathroom with separate shower and bath

    On the top floor, two private studio bedrooms, top-lit from north light, flank a bright bathroom with separate shower and bath

    Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5598567/Inside-feats-architecture-vying-named-house-year.html

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    Inside The Online Revival Of ‘All My Children,’ ‘One Life To Live’