Shadow House London, London NW1 Property, Liddicoat and Goldhill Architecture, Photos, Architect

Shadow House, St Paul’s Crescent

Shadow House Development: London NW1 Home design by Liddicoat and Goldhill Architects in London

19 May 2011

Shadow House London

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Design: Liddicoat and Goldhill

Location: St. Pauls Crescent, London NW1, UK

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photograph © Keith Collie

Dense urban living requires successful compact housing models, something this thoughtful, rigorous yet inspirational house, designed and self-built by husband and wife architects, delivers admirably on a tight site and limited budget.

With few secondary finishes, the character of the house is entirely defined by the finished face of the black bricks, concrete and pale timber from which it is constructed. What could easily have been austere and oppressive is rich and inviting, with a sense of durability that should allow the house to mellow with age.

The backdrop to the intimate living area is a picture window on to a miniature courtyard, avoiding the ubiquitous full-width operable glass wall that would be overkill in a house of this scale. This is minimum scale, maximum effect.

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photograph © Keith Collie

Shadow House – Building Information

Location: St Paul’s Crescent, London NW1
Architect: Liddicoat and Goldhill
Client: David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill
Contractor: David Liddicoat
Structural Engineer: Peter Kelsey & Associates
Contract Value: £210,000
Date of completion: Jan 2011
Gross internal area: 79 sqm

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Location: St Paul’s Crescent, London, England, UK

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