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Conversion of marble workshops into residential units

Project Details

£0.5m to £0.99M

Alteration to existing property, Within a Conservation Area

Practice

Flair Studio Ltd

181 Blythe Road , London , W14 0HL , United Kingdom

Flair Studio was commissioned to convert three separate marble workshops had to chase operating within the pedestrian City-centre of Pietrasanta. the planning outcome acheved to create a mixed use estate composed of two residential units and an art gallery. In order to achieve the requirements for the residential use, the two former workshop buildings had to go through major refurbishments including chemical barriers, perimetral coating and crawl spaces. The project is fully sustainable and foresees new energy-efficient technologies such as LED, photovoltaics, geothermal heat pumps and modern control systems. The courtyard has been cleaned up from marble basins but the large figue tree has been saved and became the hero feature of the yard. A narrow swimingpool flanks the medioeval city walls.