Hill Top House

Adrian James Architects
Oxford, 2011

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  • Location plan    
  • Ground, first and second floor plans    
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  • Street elevation    
  • Rear elevation    
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  • Panel key : connection details    


  • Begun: Jun 2010
  • Completed: Jul 2011
  • Floor area: 180m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £554,394
  • Procurement: Competitive tender based on JCT Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor’s Design 2005, Revision 2, 2009
  • Address: Hill Top Road, Oxford, United Kingdom

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Private house in Oxford constructed from a precast concrete prefabricated system

All the main elements of the three storey house – walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, roof – are polished panels of precast concrete, made off-site, delivered, and then assembled. The house is organised so these raw panels are left completely unfettered by fittings, services and clutter.

The first floor living space looks onto the double-height kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. The whole space is naturally lit by through the full-height glazing that looks onto the garden. The first floor also contains a bedroom with another guest bedroom and the master suite placed on the second floor.