The Small House

Dyvik Kahlen Architects, London, 2013

 

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Part refurbishment, part new build of a Grade II Listed house. A pre-fabricated prototype for compact living in Islington, north London

The original facade has been restored, while the rear has been demolished and excavated to allow for the new building to fit neatly in the leftover space between two end of terrace houses.

Prefabricating the house in a workshop allowed for complete control over the quality of the space, details and materials. Marble, cherry wood, leather and felt - tactile and intimate, define separate functions within the space. Three levels differentiate kitchen, living and bedroom. Each platform performs several functions, turning this tiny space into a habitable, fully functional house.

Sleeping in bed underneath the vaulted ceiling, with a view to the sky and the proximity to the city below, it’s small, yet still, surprisingly spacious.

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  • Begun: Feb 2013
  • Completed: Nov 2013
  • Floor area: 14m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £74,700
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Nov 2012
  • Procurement: JCT MW 11
  • Address: 90a Richmond Avenue, London, N1 0NA, United Kingdom

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