Ove Arup House
Fitzroy Park, London
The house was designed and built by Ove Arup as his family home in 1957. Therefore the most important criteria was to maintain the essential architectural qualities of the original building and its setting, whilst modernising and extending it to suit the new owners. The interior refit retained the existing structure and heating system. The extension included a day room, sauna, shower, gym and pool. Double glazed structural glass walls enclose the space and provide uninterrupted views of the mature garden. The new areas ‘wrap’ around the end of the pool opening and the pool itself sits parallel to the house as a formal element in the composition.