In a highly desirable part of West Hampstead sat a four-storey Victorian terraced home with a back garden and 11 bedsits. While they served an accommodation purpose, the proximity of this structure to local shops and eateries meant there was a lot of potential for it to be much more. Therefore, Bicbloc – Interior Architecture and Design was given a brief to turn this once ordinary bedsit into a high-quality development, catering to professionals who desired the best of the best within proximity to the city centre.
Those 11 bedsits were soon transformed into 14 micro-apartments with shared social spaces and a large back garden under the brand identity of HUB Living. Before long, this co-living concept had become the first flagship development for the brand in London. Bicbloc not only designed these micro-apartments but also formed the branding of each. Their goal was to create “a unique interior layout designed to offer a smart arrangement of elements that maximises the space in each studio”.
And they well and truly succeeded – even from an aesthetics standard. Each of the apartments are the epitome of comfort and quality, with black oak or smoked walnut wood veneered panels and uniformity from floor to ceiling. The uncluttered, warm spaces offered porcelain-tiled bathrooms, walk-in showers, and ample storage for an uncluttered appeal. They also boasted innovation at every turn, with hideaway kitchens, pull-out desks, and underbed storage.
This high-quality development lays the foundation for what could be achieved in areas where land is scarce, but the demand for properties is growing.
Bicbloc – Interior Architecture and Design was given a brief to turn this four-storey Victorian terraced home with 11 bedsits and a small garden into 14 practical, stylish micro-apartments for professionals.
The clutter-free design maximised the available space, making each micro-apartment feel larger than they are.
Each room features smoked walnut or black oak wood veneered panels with a pull-out desk/dining table under the bed.
Upon entering the apartment, it’s not immediately apparent that it has a kitchen. There is a hideaway kitchen with storage cabinets.
The bed is set up high with a large wardrobe adjacent.
Easy-to-access storage is fitted beneath the bed for clothing, shoes, and more.
The bathroom comes complete with a walk-in shower, toilet, and vanity, along with beautiful floor-to-ceiling porcelain tiles.
The compact area is entirely functional for a busy professional, with plenty of room for sleeping, dining, working, and relaxing.