From the urban loft conversion to the rural hill-top dwelling, the projects in this issue demonstrate how architects can bring creativity and freshness to some of the most familiar domestic typologies. In London, Madoc Architecture explores a contemporary architectural language for ending a Victorian terrace; Henning Stummel infills a land-locked site with top-lit metal-clad pavilions; and Pricegore reworks an unprepossessing top-floor flat, creating a bold new identity and re-engaging with the local context. A project by Hugh Strange Architects in east London transforms an existing two-bedroom house so that its interior is a rich combination of new and old; Madoc Architecture has designed a new end-of-terrace brick house in Finsbury Park; a two-storey Passivhaus near London Fields is zinc-clad by Tectonics; and a pair of townhouses by Belsize Architects are clad in Iroko timber and Jura limestone.
Moving out of the city, Sutherland Hussey Harris wraps Edge Hill house in Northumberland with a finely detailed hardwood timber screen to maintain privacy and promote daylighting, while Glazzard Architects’ hilltop house in Worcestershire balances the need for light and views with high levels of sustainability and self-sufficiency. Plus houses in progress by CaSA Architects and Modern Architect.
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