A spectacular dwelling created within a former theatre
Architect and Design Team Leader – Douglas and King Architects
Quantity Surveyor – RJ Batey
Structural Engineer – Fluid Structures
We converted the stage area, dressing rooms and set storage spaces of the former Queens Theatre into a spectacular house in 2007. The ‘found space’ of the triple height theatre void had been semi-derelict for a number of years before our client acquired the site.
The dispersion of natural light within the new living spaces was achieved by creating a 3-storey glazed light well and the use of 7m long vertical Monodraft sun pipes set at differing angles to distort perspectives. Wherever possible, natural light was invited and directed to internal areas through angled glass apertures.
The former stage area and dressing rooms were converted into a double height living room that is suggestive of an internal courtyard within a stage setting.
An outdoor garden room is located at roof-level and a curved, glazed, structurally engineered stairwell connects all levels.
The design team and delivery of this project is led by Douglas and King Architects. For information on our processes read our blog on creative leadershio by CLICKING HERE