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White on White, Camden

Sense of purity

Gianni Botsford Architects for undisclosed client

Contract value: £65,000. GIA: 10m2

Small Project of the Year, commended

White on White is an essay in holistic design,creating a tiny study extension to a family home within a glass cube semi-buried in a delightfully re-wrought canal-side garden.


The brief called for a room with a strong visual connection to the garden but which did not draw attention to itself when seen from the opposite bank of the Regent’s Canal. The design dematerialises the 2.3 x 2.7m room when seen against the white stucco of the house, through the use of unframed ultra clear low-iron glass. The study is reached via a concealed door set into the kitchen wall. The sense of purity achieved with the white Corian walls, floors and furniture is sublime. 

See other winners in the RIBA Regional Awards 2015 – London

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