IO House, London


IO House challenges the typical stereotype of a family home by incorporating the Client’s passion for technology, innovation and fun. Whilst KSR Architects & Interior Designers navigated the challenges of designing a 2,000 sqm home nestled in a North London conservation area, dpa were fortunate to have designed the lighting for this stunning property working closely with all disciplines on every aspect of the lighting. The new-build house appears as a single storey dwelling on first approach, however KSR have cleverly hidden two lower levels within the carefully curated landscaped gardens (designed by Randle Siddeley) to conceal the building from neighbours, and provide privacy for the family.

In close collaboration with the Client and design team, the innovative smart home by SMC delivers a family home filled with surprising lighting elements to reflect the families personality and playfulness, whilst also responding to the open plan architecture and extension of the living space into the courtyards and landscaped gardens. Unexpected lighting elements, such as backlit onyx walls, and a twinkly green wall are all programmable from an app, allowing the family to create personalised patterns and flashing light sequences.

Interior Designers: KSR Architects & Interior Designers
Contractor: MY Construction
Smart Home Consultant: SMC Smart Homes
MEP & Sustainability Consultant: Integration
Landscape Designer: Randle Siddeley
Project Managers and Quantity Surveyor: BTP Group
Heritage Consultant: Heritage Collective
Structural Engineers: Price & Myers
Planning Consultant: dp9
Photography: Taran Wilkhu Photography © and Adam Letch