Elliott Square house | DF_DC architects

City of London / United Kingdom / 2018

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Built Area: 169 m2 


Project Location: Primrose Hill, London 


Photographer: Rory Gardiner, DF_DC architects


Credits
Project lead: Diego Calderon, Dario Franchini
Team: Mathias Broniatowski, Sebastian Alvarez
Structural engineer: Ameet Mistry / AM Structural Design
Party Wall surveyor: Hamilton Darcey
Budget: £430k


The house is part of a 1970s brick terrace in northwest London. The block is arranged on an inverted “front” situation, where the main access is from a central private court and the “rear” gardens face the leafy main road a short walk from Primrose Hill. 

No interventions on the plan or its fabric had been made in more than four decades, and now it had to be a home for a young couple and their children. Its room structure was homogeneous and too stable to articulate any flexible use. 

Each level was spatially intervened in a different way: the garage and small rooms on the ground floor were integrated into one single, continuous space linking front to back and extending into the garden; the first floor was divided to create a room for guests or study; the top floor with the bedrooms went through some minor reform to simplify the plan. 

The lack of conventional room structure on the ground floor allows it to be the focus of family life throughout the day, determined not by thresholds, but by easily reconfigurable furniture, with all the fixed elements (kitchen, storage, built-in seats) lining one of the party walls and a meandering figure of services on the other. Two wide skylights bring light to the deep plan, one above the framed staircase and one in the rear extension where the unlined brick and timber fabric are modelled by sunlight throughout the day. 

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    Built Area: 169 m2  Project Location: Primrose Hill, London  Photographer: Rory Gardiner, DF_DC architects Credits Project lead: Diego Calderon, Dario Franchini Team: Mathias Broniatowski, Sebastian AlvarezStructural engineer: Ameet Mistry / AM Structural Design Party Wall surveyor: Hamilton Darcey Budget: £430k The house is part of a 1970s brick terrace in northwest London. The block is arranged on an inverted “front” situation, where the main access is from a...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design
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