Andy Martin’s Four-Storey High Notting Hill Gate Residence
We recently received photos of an enticing residential project – Andy Martin family’s house, Mews 03 located in the fashionable London neighborhood Notting Hill Gate. Designed by and for Australian architect Andy Martin with the help of his team at Andy Martin Architects, the four-storey home is one that features extraordinary spaces linked with iconic details, as the architects describe it: “Mews 03 is a single residence set in fashionable Notting Hill Gate. Andy wanted this existing 2 levels modest mews house to be redeveloped into a 4 levels family home, and to be a private cocoon but open to the elements. An important aspect of this building is the way AMA have managed to capture the available light creatively, using glazed and wooden screens, and even natural vegetation screens giving all the spaces a unique atmosphere throughout the day and night. One of the abutting walls is clad throughout with Douglas Fir giving one the impression that the building is some fixed back to neatly constructed barn. AMA are architects of strong powerful contrasts. The architecture not only lives with but is positively by its contradictions: elegance and texture, weight and weightlessness and, above all, light and dark.” On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you like this house?