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Project SectorResidential, Commercial, Interior Design, Public
Self-Build, Sustainable Design
Jake Edgley - Director
Ben Kirk - Architect
Paddy Perring - Architect
Tina Anzinger - Assistant Architect
RIBA Regional award 2016 - London winner.
BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016 - shortlisted for Pear Tree House.
The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards 2015 - overall winner and best contemporary home.
The Sunday Times British home Awards 2015 - Pear Tree House commended for category 'One off House or extension'.
Shortlisted for The RIBA 2015 Stephen Lawrence Prize.
Build magazine's 2015 Architecture Awards.
RIBA 2015 London Regional Award.
AJ : Retrofit Awards 2014.
- Godson Street
- N1 9GZ
Two new build one-bed houses were constructed in place of an old silversmith’s workshop behind a row of Georgian houses in Angel, London. The workshop was demolished, the site excavated and the existing brick boundary walls underpinned to allow the construction of two jewel like courtyard houses.
The proposal was to knock down the existing studio, and rebuild an artists studio with better facilities, as well as a separate two bedroom house all within the same footprint.
Secret House is located behind a row of terraced houses and accessed via a narrow alleyway. One of the many former urban workshops nestled behind London’s terraced streets, the site is entirely surrounded with no road access meaning all materials had to be carried to the site through a doorway to the entrance alley.
Godson Street is a Community Joint Venture project between Edgley Design, CKS partnership and Spaced Out Architecture.
The brief was to create a mixed use building which would meet the varying needs of the partners, expressing the individuality of stakeholders while bringing this ‘difference’ together in a harmonious overall scheme. Number 1 Godson Street is the only stand alone house in the development.
This project consists of a group of six mixed-use buildings, with commercial lower floors and residential flats above, replicating the local context of flats above shops. The commercial elements open up to the street, with free-form living spaces wrapped in brass above.
The saw-tooth residential forms channel views down the street for privacy reasons, their varying forms expressing their differing identities while reflecting the varied roofscape of the context.
The scheme involved the ‘upcycling’ of a 1960s house which was in a poor state of repair, remodelling the internal arrangement of the house, reinsulating the envelope, and re-articulating its strong external forms with a reflective stainless-steel cladding. This created a stronger connection with the beautiful surroundings both internally and externally.
The site for this house in Dulwich had never been developed, and contained many trees that had grown wild. The trees inform every part of the design, from the placement and orientation of the house, to the vertical expression of the detailing, designed so that the house reads as vertical elements to blend in to the trees.