The Shadow Home by Liddicoat & Goldhill

By Jessica • 48 mins in the past

The Shadow Property is situated in Camden, England.

It was made by Liddicoat & Goldhill and completed in 2011.


The Shadow Home by Liddicoat & Goldhill:

“In order to satisfy our fascination with the private property, and our aggravation with the vicissitudes of the London domestic marketplace, we determined to develop an experimental property for ourselves.

This was David & Sophie’s personal very first home and a true self-develop, integrating planning, design, finance and building into 1 fluid procedure. The task won an RIBA award, the Little House Award at the 2011 British Houses Awards, the residential class of the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovation award, a New London Architecture commendation and a Manser Medal nomination.

We knew that we could only realise the task if the property was really small, really simple and on an inexpensive piece of land – an anathema in London. We set out to locate most awkward internet site feasible, and to build a home there with our personal hands.

The Shadow Residence replaces a former electricity substation at the finish of a Victorian terrace in the Camden Square Conservation Area, just north of the Kings Cross redevelopment. With stringent preparing restrictions on height and a website location of significantly less than 75sqm (807 sqft), the design is a brutally effective remedy.

The house’s kind fills the greatest possible developing envelope. Its skin is expressed both externally and internally in a black slim-format glazed brick, while integral furnishings, joinery and framework is created from a variety of therapies of laminated larch. The interior issue is tuned to develop moments of distinct character: with restricted light and area available, the design and style has to revolve around an intimate collage of shadow, texture, mass and reflectance.”

Photos by: Keith Collie & Tom Gildon

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