RIBA AWARD for
Persistent and careful exploration of light
This home’s irregular geometry – a result of the site’s rights to light and planning constraints – is expressed by fracturing the planes of its hung tile cladding to give the elevations a slightly restless, shifting quality. Inside, it is a highly idiosyncratic, thoughtful essay on domestic architecture realised through the exceptional craftsmanship of a master builder.
Virtually every moment reveals the architect’s persistent and careful exploration of light and the haptic qualities of architecture, of craft and emotive surfaces. This house is a refreshing reading of London vernacular and is testament to a highly creative relationship between architect and MH Costa Construction – a very special contractor.