This new house proposed for central Richmond was designed in response to the very different conditions it encounters to each aspect: a mixed street frontage in a conservation area in central Richmond, and the garden of a Grade 2* listed house, which requires an understated presence.
For the initial iteration, we applied contemporary computer technology to a traditional material typical of the area, creating a perforated brick facade that let in south-west light, animating the interior. Following a pre-planning consultation with the local council, a more traditional design was prepared, with contemporary patterned brickwork as the only contemporary feature. Oak shutters referred to the rear of the house, which was clad in vertical boards, with slot windows, minimizing any sense of overlooking onto the garden of the 17th century house that it faces onto.
A Garden Room was also designed with similar features in the corner of the garden.