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Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.09.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

In Haringey, London, on a former derelict garage plot that measures just 3.6 x 11 metres, Satish Jassal Architects has created a contemporary one bedroom, two storey house.

 

 

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Says the architect, “The client had a garage laying dormant for 10 years. He approached us and asked us to do something with it. We successfully gained planning permission for a one bedroom house. The site measures 11 x 3.6 meters and the building footprint is 3.6 x 8.6 metres. It was a challenge to design a house on such a small footprint. Due to concerns about overlooking into neighboring properties, we were only permitted to put windows to the side and to the front of the house, not to the rear.”

 

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

“The budget was very tight and the final contract value was only £170,000, which is a similar price to an extension in most parts of London. We worked very closely with the contractor to achieve this price, and produced a full construction package for tender.”

 

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

“The site terminates a terrace of strong 19th-century Victorian townhouses. The interesting thing about the existing Victorian townhouses are the vertical windows, the horizontal lines created by the window sills and the recessed entrances.”

 

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

“The house picks up on some of these elements to have a conversation with the Victorian terrace, but not to imitate them. We try to have a contextual approach; we do not believe that every building has to be an icon for the sake of it. We believe that the best architecture should have some sort of meaning and talk to people.”

 

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

“Essentially, the concept was to create a series of brick bonding types and insert oak panels between them. We have three brick bonding types; the vertical staggered, the horizontal staggered and the stack bonding. The stone copings help to divide the bricks up. Internally, the oak becomes fixed furniture. All the furniture is bespoke to help fix the layout due to the size of the house.”

 

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

Haringey Brick House by Satish Jassal Architects, photo: Paul Riddle

“The materiality of the building was very important. Brick, antique brass and oak have been used, which all have the inherent quality of getting better with age. There are also moments where some of the steelwork and concrete is exposed, telling you how the building is constructed. This is our first new build house and we are testing our ideas for future projects.”

 

PROJECT DATA
Practice name: Satish Jassal Architects
Categories: Homes
Name and location of project: Haringey Brick House, Haringey, London
Value: £170,000
Size: 51sqm
Status: Completed
Completion date: 01.02.15

 

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