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Pitched Black House, South East London

30 Nov 2020

Pitched Black House

Design: Gruff Architects

Location: South East London, UK

Pitched Black House London

Pitched Black is a new-build four-bedroom family home for Gruff Architects’ director Rhys and his young family.

Pitched Black House London

A technically challenging and tight back land site, the plot became known to the practice as the yard of a local builder, with whom Gruff had worked on numerous projects previously.

Pitched Black House London

Pitched Black House London

Located in a conservation area and bounded on one side by a railway cutting, the site posed many design and logistical challenges.

Pitched Black House London

Pitched Black House London

The first floor, clad in black timber boards is pitched 10 degrees away from the boundaries to diminish the perceived mass of the building from the neighbouring gardens. Below the masonry-built ground floor, a contiguous piled concrete basement offers additional living space and a guest bedroom.

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The glazing is to the side and rear elevations with no windows on the front elevation, maintaining privacy from the rear of the neighbouring houses.

Pitched Black House London

Pitched Black House London

The house’s primary outlook is therefore the tree-lined railway cutting. With no immediate buildings in this direction, this offers the house a panoramic vista of ‘private green space’; a rare commodity in a built-up suburban area of London.

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Whimsical, fun and, at times suitably indulgent, the project has brought together collective ideas from the whole office, and Rhys’ family and been a fantastic opportunity to test and execute a variety of ideas developed throughout the practice’s history.

Pitched Black House London

Pitched Black House London

Pitched Black House, South East London – Building Information

Architect: Gruff Architects

Contractor: Marval Developments
Structural Engineer: Built Engineers
Client: Rhys Cannon & Joanna Brindle
Location: 8a Tyrwhitt Road, London, SE4 1QG
Size: 4 Bedroom family house – 1631 sq ft
Project Value: £600k

Pitched Black House London

Photography: French+Tye

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Location: South East London, England, UK

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