Single Family Dwelling
Location: Dartmouth Park, London
Construction Cost: Undisclosed
Expected Completion: June 2016
Located within the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area, this project significantly remodels and extends an end-of-terrace Victorian building. It creates a contemporary, airy and bright single family home.
The design enhances the original features of the building and improves areas that have been poorly altered over time. The street elevation takes a shopfront character while the extension of the rear of the house includes two terraces and a sunken courtyard. The use of daylight has been central to the project and sunlight penetrates deep into the ground floor and basement of the house.
A series of sequential ‘cuts’ and ‘extrusions’ interplay with daylight and views to create a strong sense of movement through the house.
A large void is carved out, intersecting all four floors. It incorporates a deep staircase that encourages a pleasant spiral motion. This sense of movement is maintained through the design of the balustrades on the terraces in the rear extension of the house.
Special attention has been given to the form, detailing and crafting of the timber elements of the house, primarily using mahogany, and to the oval figure of the staircase which animates the interior in a delicate manner.