House in a Garden, Notting Hill

Natural light has been embraced to inform and direct the development

House in a Garden, Notting Hill.
House in a Garden, Notting Hill. Credit: Edmund Sumner

London Regional Award 2019

Gianni Botsford Architects for private client
Contract value: Undisclosed 
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IA: 253m²

Located in the back garden of a 19th century townhouse, a wondrous single storey pavilion-like structure sits within a garden. Light wells integrated in the landscape maximise light to floors below. A sculptural, funnel-shaped copper roof appears to float above walls of full height glazing. Its oculus allows light to track around the ground floor living area. From here a suspended wooden staircase leads down to the bedrooms below. These receive light from two generous greenery-filled light wells that permeate down to the depth of two floors. At every turn, the quality and refinement of the materials palette and deftness of detailing is apparent.  The home offers a clever response to a unique set of circumstances, where natural light has been embraced to inform and direct the development of an accomplished piece of architecture.

  • House in a Garden, Notting Hill
    House in a Garden, Notting Hill Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • House in a Garden, Notting Hill.
    House in a Garden, Notting Hill. Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • House in a Garden, Notting Hill.
    House in a Garden, Notting Hill. Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • House in a Garden, Notting Hill.
    House in a Garden, Notting Hill. Credit: Edmund Sumner
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