A new build off-site manufactured courtyard home set within a unique site in Canonbury. The contemporary brick design creates an open plan, day-lit house with stunning connections to the large garden.
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Marlo, Mitzman Architects,
This unique site is bordered on two sides by the Grade II listed building, 6-9 Canonbury Place. The plot was historically part of this parcel of land until it was split in the 1950s and sold off to a local architect who was given permission to build the original house on the land.
That house had a rather poor relationship with the street and garden as well a being overshadowed by the surrounding buildings. The brief was to design a new family home that takes advantage of the garden and south facing aspect of the site.
The concept was to create an open plan, day-lit house and to maximise its connection to the garden.
The main kitchen and living areas are in a single storey block directly facing the garden. These spaces are separated from a two storey bedroom block by an internal courtyard that allows light deep into the plan.
The double-storey element contains the private family spaces and is aligned and joined to the gable end of the adjacent listed building at 6-9 Canonbury Place.
The re-positioning of mass of the building as well the internal layout, creates a modern home that is integrated with the garden.
Part of the brief was to complete the house as quickly as possible with the least disruption to the neighbours. In order to do this the house was manufactured in Slovenia and was installed on-site in just 12 days. After that the timber frame was clad in bricks and fitted out by a UK contractor.
This unique construction methodology enabled the building to be completed within a year.