Red House, southeast London

An assertive piece of architecture that responds elegantly to its context

Red House
Red House Credit: Rory Gardiner

31/44 Architects for Arrant Land
Contract value: £465,000
GIA: 130m²
Cost per m²: £3,577

This new-build is an assertive piece of architecture, justly confident of its place in the street without being disrespectful and sharing something of the spirit, solidity and decoration of its Victorian neighbours without artificiality.

  • Red House
    Red House Credit: Rory Gardiner
  • Red House
    Red House Credit: Rory Gardiner
  • Red House
    Red House Credit: Rory Gardiner
  • Red House
    Red House Credit: Rory Gardiner
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It matches the size, scale and character of surrounding two-storey dwellings while providing a split-level three-storey contemporary home. The site’s unusual shape is formed by a kink in the road and the flank of an adjacent house. The architect has inventively carved out intimately angled living spaces sprinkled with small glazed courtyards, drawing light and ventilation into the low-level kitchen, dining and living areas. An exquisite, crafted home that responds elegantly to its context.

Small Project of the Year

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