Kings Grove

Duggan Morris Architects, London, 2010

 

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Brick house set parallel to the street, behind a row of early Victorian terraces

The house that replaces a plaster-moulding workshop and storage yard is situated off the street surrounded by the gardens of two parallel terraces. It is accessed via a 2.5m-wide gravel lane – a parting in the street between two semi-detached properties that once formed the access road to the workshop.

At the end of the lane a large tree-planted courtyard is enclosed by a 3m-high wall to the east (the remains of the workshop), a Victorian outhouse and the garden walls of the surrounding properties, with the house is located to the north of the plot.

Both facades are practically fully glazed, providing portal views across the gardens. The junction between the windows and the red-pink brick surround is highlighted with a brass trim edging the glass panels, and the larger windows pivot open so the open-plan ground floor extends to encompass the courtyard and terrace.

Internally the house's deep plan is top-lit by a central void with uninterrupted views of the sky, which all the rooms are linked to.

Data

  • Begun: Sep 2009
  • Completed: Jun 2010
  • Floor area: 140m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £320,000
  • Procurement: JCT intermediate with subcontractors design portion
  • Address: Kings Grove, Peckham, London, United Kingdom

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