3. Newington Green House, Prewett Bizley Architects
North London, UK
Planned from the outset as a live-work space and completed in 2005, the top floor of this three-storey house is a studio for the architect’s practice, with living space below including a basement. On a limited budget, the architect has given each of the different spaces its own character, with the studio level for example signalled by a huge corner window. The open staircase, a finely crafted element, is lined with cupboards and shelves for storage and display.