ROCHESTER

CAMDEN, LONDON

2016 - 2020

ROCHESTER

CONTRACT VALUE: £400,000

CLIENT: PRIVATE

LOCATION: CAMDEN, LONDON

CONTRACT PERIOD: 2016 - 2020

This is a design for a new-build mews house on a complex London site located within a Conservation Area in the London Borough of Camden. The design seeks to resolve a brief for a tight site while creating a contemporary spacious interior. The planning submission was obtained twice for 2 different sites in close proximity. Following the first planning consent in 2016 for 160m2, a land swap was negotiated with the adjacent landowner for a second proposal that benefitted all parties.

The design is a striking triple pitch house reflecting the characterful mews workshop style of the area. Fine materials and craftsmanship are central to the design. The predominant material externally is a hand-made clay fired brick and the interior features exposed concrete soffit, large format glazing and patent glazing with exposed steel beams.  A private garden sits astride the house with full-height bi-fold glazing onto the central courtyard. The house is environmentally efficient, featuring underfloor heating throughout powered by Air-Source-Heat-Pump and hot water powered by electric boiler. Bespoke features throughout include integrated steam-room, steel balustrade, slate window surrounds, splayed entrance walll and in-built timber joinery.

Although currently detached the house will eventually form part of a mews frontage and this unknown future situation was part of the design problem.

The house is nearing completion.