Brick House (London)

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Coordinates: 51°30′58″N 0°11′20″W / 51.516°N 0.189°W / 51.516; -0.189

Brick House
General information
Address 31a Hatherley Grove, London
Country United Kingdom
Completed May 2005
Cost Confidential
Client Private
Design and construction
Architect Caruso St John Architects
Structural engineer Price & Myers, Mendick Waring

The Brick House is a private house in the Westbourne Grove area of west London that was short listed for the 2006 Stirling Prize for architecture.[1] It was designed by the firm of architects Caruso St John and constructed by Harris Calnan Construction with service engineering by Mendick Waring and structural engineering by Price & Myers.

The project inserted a new house, accessed through an archway into the end of a Victorian city-centre street. It was completed in May 2005.

Site and brief[edit]

The site was back-land development in the shape of a horses head. The design had to accommodate not only restrictions in height (single story), but it was surrounded by overlooking buildings on three sides. The solution involved partly excavating the lower floor and the use of skylights.[2]

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