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Khan House
Khan House is a radical reconstruction of a listed but derelict Victorian building in London, to create living spaces, a studio and a gallery for an artist. The house as found was unstable due to the basement floor having been dug out by a previous owner, and the foundations sheared off to provide extra space. Conceptually the project becomes about re-founding the building and in doing so, offering a measure of it – an ordering which would allow it to be understood materially, spatially and temporally. The new, concrete foundation extends to become a physical entity within the new spaces, forming stairs, an internal balcony and a bath. The concrete is poured in-situ against douglas fir shuttering and oscillates between rawness and sensuality, the brutal and the precise.