Fitzroy Park House by Stanton Williams Architects


Fitzroy Park House


Year: 2014
Location: London

Client: Private Client
Value: Confidential
Size: 566 m²


Architects : Stanton Williams Architects

Contractor: Restructure JC Ltd
Executive Architect: Tully Filmer (with Restructure JC Ltd)
Structural Engineer: Barton Engineers
Services Engineer: Skelly & Couch / RJA Consultancy + Management
Quantity Surveyor: Stockdale / Jon Sales QS
Lighting Design: Speirs and Major
Planning Consultants: First Plan
Party Wall Surveyor: Millbridge
Landscaping: Earth Moves Design
Audio Visual: Marquee Home
Photography: Jack Hobhouse, Hufton+Crow, Edmund Sumner



img0b-1


Stanton Williams were commissioned to create a new family home in North London within the Highgate Conservation area, replacing a late 1950s house.

The design strategy takes advantage of the sloping site by creating new additional spaces within the lower garden level.

The house is surrounded by natural landscape. Its upper level cantilevers out and floats amongst the tree canopies, with views to Hampstead Heath and beyond. The position of the new house is set back sensitively from Fitzroy Park with a minimal stone and metal bridge, allowing mature trees to be retained and enhancing its peaceful setting.

The bridge leads into the heart of the house, which opens up to views over a day-lit double-height volume down to the lower garden level. Large sliding glass doors dissolve the boundary between inside and outside with external stone paving extending into the landscaped garden which gently curves around the house. Material references for the house reflect its natural setting. Cedar fencing and oiled Iroko balconies contrast with the Accoya timber envelope.

Painted in dark grey, the timber brings additional texture and colour to the limestone on the exterior façade. The crisp and sharp protective exterior layers give way to softer warm interior spaces, with an extensive oak ceiling and floors laid out in limestone or dark oak.

The house is designed to be naturally ventilated and well insulated. Details such as skylights placed strategically at various points in the house to bring in further daylight ensure that the family can engage with nature at every possible opportunity throughout the seasons. New sedum roofs also help to blend the house into the surrounding natural setting.

Embedded in a unique, rural-like setting, Fitzroy Park House manages to be at once protective and open.

Stanton Williams Architects


img_14bimg5b-1img4b-1img3b-1img2b-1img6b-1img7b-1img8b-1img9bimg10b-1img11b-1img1b-1img12b-1img13b-1img13-2


Stanton Williams Architects


img0-1


Stanton Williams was founded by Alan Stanton and Paul Williams in 1985 following extensive individual careers in teaching and practice in the UK, Europe and the US. They have been working with fellow directors Gavin Henderson and Patrick Richard for over 20 years in a studio, which now has an established team of over 90 people with four directors, two associate directors and nine associates.

The practice’s shared passion for art and architecture continues to guide our design ethos.

We have successfully completed numerous high profile architectural, urban design, masterplanning, exhibition and interior design projects, winning more than 100 awards. The scope of our work to date includes culture, education, research, commerce, sports and leisure, residential, public realm and retail projects for both public and private clients. Each project challenges us to constantly renew our creativity that, together with our breadth of experience, allows us to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.


CONTACT

Stanton Williams
36 Graham Street
London N1 8GJ
UK

Phone +44 (0)20 7880 6400
Email info@stantonwilliams.com


VISIT :

https://www.stantonwilliams.com/

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s