Shoji Apartment

A study in materiality, transparency and enclosure, the project is conceived as a prototype for micro living in existing housing stock characterised by a constrained footprint but traditionally generous ceiling heights.

Poky and uncomfortable cellular rooms are replaced by a generous multi functional living space arranged around a translucent sleeping ‘pod’ inspired by Japanese Shoji screens. By cleverly stacking accommodation in a single height volume, additional floor area is conjured to provide a real sense of luxury and design quality in just 29 square metres. 

Press/Awards:
Dezeen Awards, 2021 - Longlisted
Dezeen, September 2021

Completed: 2021

Location:
Belsize Park, LB Camden

Engineering: 
Jenson Hunt


Photography: 
Stale Eriksen