Sliver house

Posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2012 by KiM

I found this really neat home in London by architects Boyarsky Murphy that is such a creative use of a small plot of land. The site had been left derelict for decades because there were no obvious ways to develop it. Wedged between two imposing Victorian end of terrace buildings with a street frontage of less than three metres, the site is eleven metres deep and 7.5 metres wide at the rear of the property. Each plan, therefore, took a different form resulting in a stacked configuration. The guiding principles behind the project were to introduce as much light as possible throughout the building whilst retaining privacy from the many neighbouring windows.

dorota says:

Wow, really impressive.

Christa says:

I love that architects are doing more of this kind of in-fill urban design. I suppose this still costs millions.

Wow, that sure is a sliver. Love it!

Lim says:

Very nice.

Katrina says:

This was an early Grand Designs home. Worth watching…

Wow! I thought that our block of land was narrow @ 9 metres wide!

Melanie says:

Very clever!

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