Vaulted House

vPPR Architects, London, 2015

 

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A new-build four-bedroom family home on a landlocked industrial site in London.

Vaulted House is a new-build four-bedroom family house, located on an infill site, hidden behind a garage door in Hammersmith, west London.

It was previously a diesel-contaminated taxi garage, surrounded by 11 party walls and overlooked by 24 neighbours.

A series of sharply detailed vaulted roofs define different living zones on the open upper-ground floor. Rooflights at the top of each vault flood the landlocked site with daylight.

Large courtyards bring light into the bedrooms on the lower ground floor.

The roofs are covered in a striking chequered pattern of single-ply membrane. The vault geometry repeats in details of the house, including the fireplace, floors, windows and entrance.

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  • Begun: Oct 2014
  • Completed: Feb 2015
  • Sector: House
  • Procurement: ICD JCT
  • CO2 Emissions: 18kg/m2/year
  • Address: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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