Highbury Fields Apartment is a project designed by Patalab Architects. Beautifully sandwiched by green space, this ground floor apartment boasts views of Highbury Fields to the front and access to a private and luscious garden to the rear. Unfortunately, the previously existing layout interfered with any connection between the green spaces and totally divorced garden from living space – alfresco dining discouraged and trips between fridge and deck chair obstructed. photography by Julian Abrams.
Recently completed, Patalab Architect’s refurbishment addresses this separation. However, with constraints such as structure, budget and grade II listing, major internal rearrangement was off limits. Instead, Patalab employed small interventions and explored surface treatment to improve the flat’s cohesion and uncover it’s verdant potential.