Glass and Timber Houses

Glass and Timber Houses

RIBA Stephen Lawrence Best Private House Award 2008 
RIBA London Regions Award 2008 
Daily Telegraph: Best Timber Frame House 2009
Evening Standard: Special Commendation Best New Home 2010
The Sunday Times British Home Awards 2012: Commended
Featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

Click here to read the Daily Telegraph article about our project

Client: Private Developer
Location: London, UK
Sector: Residential Development
Type: New Build
Status: Completed 2007

Contractor: Talisman Construction
Photographer: Timothy Soar


Project Overview

Glass and Timber Houses is a pair of bespoke detached houses on a backland site in Dulwich. The site was formerly occupied by a joinery workshop, surrounded by streets of Victorian terraced houses and gardens. Conceived and built as a sustainable self build project with living roofs, it formed part of the 2004 RIBA exhibition “Future House London”. The project utilising low impact foundations and timber components engineered from sawmill off cuts. Wherever possible environmental considerations have driven the project these include sedum roofs, grey water re-cycling and the latest in insulation technology. The visual linking of garden space through each house creates an oasis of green within this previous industrial site.

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