Two and a Half Storey House with Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects
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In this special Bonus episode of the podcast for Open House, regular host George Bradley switches places and becomes the interviewee for a change, as his co-director Ewald Van Der Straeten does a takeover. Ewald interviews George about their recent project, Two and a Half Storey house.

The house is located in London and was extended to provide an additional bedroom for a growing family. There were limits on how high the property could be extended upwards, so the solution was to add a half-height roof extension and find a clever solution to make the internal spaces work.

The property has recently been shortlisted for a Wood Award, as well as being featured in numerous press publications, including Dezeen. The interview is an opportunity to explore the home through audio, listen to the ideas and influences behind the design and figure out exactly how dynamic living spaces fit into two and a half floors.

At the end of the episode, Ewald asks George the three questions he usually asks his podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?

I hope you enjoy listening.

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