Green House

FAB Architects, Croydon, 2018


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Brighton-based FAB Architects have renovated and extended a terraced house in Croydon, using a range of playful forms and timber finishes both inside and out

FAB’s first built work, Green House is the culmination of a client-focused design process that was partly inspired by a love of trains expressed by the client’s son.

Developed through digital models and using VR, the design draws upon simplified locomotive and traditional English train station tropes and motifs to create a playful space, utilising a tall, twin pitched roof to maximise a sense of volume and light.

Keen to create a bright, warm space, FAB pursued a rich timber material palette with tongue-and-groove larch cladding externally, reflected on the interior through the use of plywood batons and CNC-cut plywood bench seating.


  • Begun: Oct 2017
  • Completed: Aug 2018
  • Floor area: 110m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £100,000
  • Funding: Client
  • Tender date: Aug 2017
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: Croydon, United Kingdom

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