John Winter House
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Steel frame and Cor-ten clad house for the architect and his family designed to maximise the views over London
Making the most of a tight site the house is designed around a rectangular grid plan with modules of 2.5m (8ft) by 3.6m (12ft) by 6m (20ft).
Split over three-storeys the top floor is an open-plan living-space and study accessed from a central stair and fireplace. The first floor contains bedrooms and bathroom and the ground floor an open-plan family kitchen, dining and playroom.
The construction is steel framed with the cladding being the first domestic use of Cor-Ten in the United Kingdom. External walls are entirely glazed, in double-glazed units with narrow full-height pivoting openings on the upper floors, and sliding units on the ground floor. The floor slabs are concrete containing under-floor heating, and the internal partitions are of concrete block.
- Begun: 1967
- Completed: 1969
- Floor area: 204m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £12,421
- Funding: Private
- Procurement: No general contract
- Address: 81 Swain's Lane, Camden, London, N6 6DT, United Kingdom