Stuck for space? You’ll find inspiration in a mews

What did architects Project Orange do when asked to design residences for an oddly-shaped space? They turned to traditional mews buildings for inspiration

Project Orange’s challenge was to replace an old car repair shop – hidden behind high street shop fronts in West London – with a mixture of workspaces and homes. One of the lead architects, Christopher Ash, explains: “We chose to take the model of the artisan mews, where studios and living space share an intimate courtyard setting. “The design made best use of a long, thin space bordered by residential properties and this resulted in a series of gabled buildings built to mimic the traditional mews model, with studio spaces on the ground floor and apartments above. At Lurot Brand we are always interested to hear of instances where contemporary architecture borrows from traditional ideas – particularly where mews properties are concerned. Whether you’re tempted by a modern mews or prefer living in one of London’s historic mews houses, we can show you properties in some of the capital’s most sought-after streets. Call us today to arrange a viewing.

Architecture studio Project Orange has reinterpreted the traditional London mews to create a row of contemporary brick studio buildings with residences on top

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