From the Archive: Lost House by Adjaye Associates

The Lost House is the work of David Adjaye, commissioned by the fashion entrepreneur Philip de Mesquita and designer Roksanda Ilincic. It is bold, deliberately provocative and theatrical, with an emphasis on spaces for entertaining and display. Despite its name, the property is in fact a leasehold apartment. It was built on a delivery yard adjacent to a King’s Cross warehouse, and retains a concealed, hidden façade with little indication of what lies within.

Photography: Lyndon Douglas


Our From the Archive series takes excerpts and images from ‘The Modern House‘ by Jonathan Bell, Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill – a publication written and produced to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Produced in 2015, this book offers our own distinctive snapshot of what it means to live in a modern way in Britain.