Mica House

  • Project Details

The Micanite factory in Islington was built in 1935 by Chamberlain and Williams; the industrial building was later converted into six residential apartments by Paxton Locher Architects in 1995. AHMM was invited by the client to reimagine the interior of a ground floor two bedroom apartment. Circulation space was removed and the plan was subdivided by a series of walls running north to south defining kitchen, dining, living and library spaces. East-west division has been kept to a minimum, defining bedrooms and bathrooms, with each of the perpendicular walls incorporating full height sliding doors, which can be used to break up the living space when required. Painted white throughout and furnished with minimal, black Marcel Breuer furniture, the apartment creates the ideal space to display the client’s collection of artwork.