Beautiful and inspiring, the project called House 1005, designed by Stephenson ISA Studio in Worsley, Manchester, UK is now a lovely modern and coquette home, with a less regular rooftop. “The brief is for a family house providing flexible accommodation generally recognised as being appropriate and of high quality design and execution.” Before the renewal, the house looked quite dull and had no particularities. The setting though, was exceptional, quiet, welcoming and beautiful. After the “intervention”, the house began to exhale life and luminosity.
The newer version of House 1005 is characterised by breeziness. The transparent living environment is a brave mix of glass, wood and artistic decorations. “The alterations and additions respond to context and recognise the value of the existing and its surroundings, making architecture which is of its time rather than being a pastiche or imitation of what is already there.” When it comes to the execution, we have to say – it’s flawless. The external cladding adds a touch of warmth, inviting you inside the house. Once inside, you get to see the dynamic interior: the doors were eliminated in order to create a more fluid space, the staircase dominates the core of the house allowing vertical circulation throughout the house, the kitchen is connected to the courtyard and the several irregularly shaped roof windows allow the sun to sneak inside.