Kingstown Street

MSA, Camden, 2003


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View from the street 

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  • View from the street    
  • Top-lit dining space    
  • Glazed living space    
  • Steel staircase    
  • Rooflights admit light deep into the plan    
  • Bedroom    
  • Shelving wall    
  • Night view    
  • Rear view    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Front elevation    
  • Rear elevation    
  • Long section    
  • View from street    

Re-interpretation of the mews house typology in northwest London

A cantilevered welded steel frame box hovers over a solid brick podium providing a covered entrance to the street. Large expanses of glazing to the street and garden facades admit light deep into the plan, and draw in townscape views.

This glazing lights the first floor living spaces with bedrooms located below. This arrangement inverts the traditional mews house, making the most of the tight urban site.


  • Begun: 2002
  • Completed: 2003
  • Floor area: 216m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £600,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: 2002
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: Kingstown Street, Primrose Hill, Camden, NW1 8JP, United Kingdom

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