Strange House

Hugh Strange, London, 2010


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Free standing two-bedroom house for the architect and his family sited in an old pub yard

The house is largely concealed from the street outside by an existing brick perimeter wall. It can be accessed from the street on the north side or the cul-de-sac to the south through an opening in the wall.

The house is only 75m2 but has long spaces, high spaces and enfilade rooms. The house is structured with solid FSC spruce panels fabricated in a Swiss factory and erected on site in a week, while the windows, doors and internal fit-out are of sustainably sourced tropical hardwood from Nicaragua. An exhaust air heat pump is used to provide underfloor heating.

The building sits, platform-like, on concrete poured onto an existing site slab without the need for excavations for foundations.


  • Begun: Sep 2009
  • Completed: May 2010
  • Floor area: 75m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £160,000
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: Strange House , 210 Evelyn Street, London, SE8 5BZ, United Kingdom

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