Frame House

Carl Turner Architects, London , 2010


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Four-storey home located upon a restricted urban infill site in the busy area of Borough, South-East London

The major functions of the house are stacked on the four floors, with the workshop on the ground floor, master bedroom on the first floor and the living and kitchen space at the top of the house. A roof garden is accessed through a rear courtyard.

The site is bound on two sides and only the street frontage could provide windows - where a palette of frameless, structural glass allows light to penetrate into the house.

The house is predominantly cast in situ with exposed concrete walls, polished concrete floors and industrial finishes dominating the interior. Large, bespoke Walnut doors have been incorporated into the façade to maximise light and introduce a softer, warmer material.

The structure is designed to allow for two extra storeys in the future, a lift shaft has been also been incorporated.


  • Begun: Jun 2008
  • Completed: Aug 2010
  • Floor area: 193m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £500,000
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: 30 Rushworth Street, London , SE1 0RB, United Kingdom

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