The Lycee is a loft apartment for a professional fashion photographer, in a converted south London school building. As the second home for our New York based client, the space is primarily used as a location for photographic shoots. As such, the project was developed as a series of architectural elements to provide strong but neutral background features or framing for photographs. The level change in the main space and bedrooms varies the topography of the interior. Floating walls and multiple openings to each room allow the spaces to be viewed or lit from a variety of directions. As both a home and a photographic location the layering of spaces constantly change as you move through and around the apartment offering an animated, open-ended backdrop for living and working.