• DeHavilland Studios
  • DeHavilland Studios
  • DeHavilland Studios
  • DeHavilland Studios
  • DeHavilland Studios
  • DeHavilland Studios
  • DeHavilland Studios

DeHavilland Studios

Upper Clapton, London

Two storey 2500ft2 penthouse loft in Owen Williams designed former DeHavilland aircraft factory. Modernist white open-plan double-height volume articulated by a rhythmic cadence of windows is in complementary contrast with the dark highly-figured natural timber elements.

Bespoke furniture and moveable screens allow fluid re-arrangement of the space. Clerestory windows provide maximum natural light.

  • Client:
  • Private
  • Team:
  • Benedetti Architects
  • McDowell+Benedetti (to July 2016)
  • Ellis & Moore
  • Steve Scher
  • John Grilli Contracts
  • Rectangle
  • Cost:
  • Private
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Published:
  • Independent
  • Observer Life
  • London Open House
  • Wood Awards Magazine
  • “As usual, I’m delighted with the service and the result. Renato Benedetti and his team are the only architects I work with.”
  • Client
  • “... a must-see, this elegantly designed minimalist penthouse has extraordinary timber detailing throughout, giving a warm inviting character to the deceptively simple sequence of generous open-plan spaces, ample natural light and views, it’s worth the trip to Upper Clapton...”
  • London Open House guidebook