Location: London, UK
The Flatiron House claimed its name via its unique flatiron-like shape that exemplifies an 'outside the box' design to maximise the space available in London's Fitzrovia district.
Architecture practice FORMstudio took full advantage of the structure's triangular footprint: the home is comprised of five floors plus a roof terrace, each with only one principal room occupying each level and all interconnected via a central staircase.
The stairwell is highlighted by its white acrylic balustrade that makes up the railings, creating a focal point when you look up from the basement to the roof (see top image).
The previous storefront is now a contemporary curved window that features a screen at its helm, which provides privacy to residents but allows light to filter in.
What was once a damp vault has been transformed into a wine cellar and media room beneath the street.
With a demand for more houses to be built in the city as the population is on the rise, it is crucial for architects to be increasingly creative when designing modern architecture homes.