Private House, Richmond

Brady Mallalieu Architects, Richmond upon Thames, 2001


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Entrance elevation to Kings Road 

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  • Entrance elevation to Kings Road    
  • Rear elevation to garden    
  • Interior view showing central space and relationship to surrounding rooms    
  • Interior view from central space looking towards rear garden    
  • Kitchen    
  • Ensuite bathroom    
  • Site location plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Elevations    
  • Section and side elevation    

Family house designed for a couple with three young children constructed within a conservation area in Richmond upon Thames

The design seeks to acknowledge the different Victorian buildings on either side of the property and to respond to them in a contemporary manner.

The deep plan building is organized around a central atrium space, off which all the main rooms of the house open. It is designed to find a middle ground between modern open plan and traditional separate rooms, by defining rooms as spaces, but allowing overlapping of spaces at the edges. Large sliding walls and doors also add flexibility.

Circulation is through the main rooms and up short flights between different levels rather than by traditional corridors and stairwells. The commission also included designing the exterior and garden spaces.


  • Begun: Jun 2000
  • Completed: May 2001
  • Floor area: 520m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £650,000
  • Tender date: Mar 2000
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: 21 Kings Road, Richmond upon Thames, TW10 6NN, United Kingdom

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