Pale waterstruck brick resembles the worn stock of adjacent properties, with characterful side elevation
RIBA London Regional Award winner 2021
31/44 Architects for CASA London
Contract value: undisclosed
A new-build house completes a Victorian terrace using familiar typological elements, balancing the language of historic and contemporary architecture. The pale waterstruck brick resembles the worn stock of adjacent properties. The side elevation is deliberately characterful, in light of the adjoining Victorian developer’s ‘show street’. The cornice continues across the dwelling but is broken and stepped; the sparser entranceway on the existing terrace appears conventional but is in fact at a lower level; the upper ‘door’ has become a window; and the sheltering canopy appears as part of the stair. Each such move reinforces the quiet subversion of the building.