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Black Stone Buildings, north London

A complex unfolding of spaces

Black Stone House
Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin

6a architects for private client 

Contract value: £1.2m

Internal area: 359 m²

Cost per m²: £3,384

 

Seen from the street, Black Stone Buildings is an unusual and irregularly stacked block where traditional materials, such as lime, sand and ash render, have been hand-worked to reveal a slate aggregate, its black flecks giving texture to the abstract facade.

  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
  • Black Stone House
    Black Stone House Credit: Johan Dehlin
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Inside, a complex unfolding of spaces results in three apartments nestled tightly into this corner plot. Spatially, all three homes have interesting and complex compositions of outdoor/indoor spaces that artfully manage privacy and bring daylight deep into the plan. They share common themes: loggias and terraces form external rooms and large sliding windows allow a diverse array of views – from sky and garden to wider vistas.

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