UpSideDown House – Another Architecture Podcast

In this episode George is joined by Siri Zanelli, one of the co-founders of the London based studio Collective Works. We talk about her own home, UpSideDown House, which was completed last year.

It is a refurbishment of a typical Victorian terrace house in London, which has been extended outwards into the garden, upwards into the roof, and downwards into the basement, but what makes this design unique and special is the very bold use of colour for the interiors.

George enjoyed discussing the house with Siri and finding out about what she learnt from being on the client side for once and how working alongside a colour consultant helped her create this special home.

At the end of the episode, he asks Siri the three questions he asks all his podcast guests;
– what really annoys her about her home?
– what house has she visited that has really inspired her?
– and, if she could choose anyone to design her a new house, who would she choose?

If you would like to find out more about Collective Works and their project UpSideDown House, you can find more information on the episode page at, including images and links to some of the references in the interview.

We hope you enjoy listening!