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CORRUGATED HOUSE

A small retirement house designed around the needs and the favourite books, paintings, furnishings and objects of its octogenarian inhabitant.

The garden - a wild profusion of plants rather than manicured lawn - screens and mediates between the new and main house, allowing for both privacy as well as a connection between the households of the mother and that of the daughter living in the main house. Lounge and main bedroom of the new house are connected by an inverted glazed corner into which a tall vertical opening is set to afford a view of the nearby Brixton tower. The western wall of the living area is blank in order to display books and paintings. A long skylight above admits midday and afternoon sunlight – an important criterion for the client. The layout is strongly informed by the client’s furniture and possessions offering a sense of security and continuity in a new home.

The abstract qualities of the corrugated cladding creates a calm but finely grained foil to the shared garden and together with the 1920’s type steel windows the building echoes the vernacular repertoire of its location.

Team:Team: Thosten Deckler, Anne Graupner, Stephen Reid, Philippa Frohwein, JJ Uys