A self contained family home with garden for Niall and Helen in East London. The site was 200sqft of pavement on the corner of two residential streets in a conservation area adjacent to the couple’s existing end-of-terrace house.
Extending the existing terrace determined the two-storey height of the building.
Entrance level from the street was half a storey higher than at the rear, so by building down as well as up the dwelling became three-storey.
The internal layout was determined by four factors: one, the need to continue the window pattern of the terrace on the north elevation; two, to shelter the rooms in the house from the busy street outside; three, to maximise views and access to the south facing private garden at the rear of the property; four, to minimise the redundancy of the circulation space.