Location: London, United Kingdom
Area: 425.0 sqm
Architects: Edgley Design
The concept for this backland house in South East London began with a 100 year old pear tree, a remnant of the site’s history as a Victorian fruit orchard. The house has been built around this tree in two volumes, linked by a glass walkway. Pear Tree House
The clients wanted to preserve the character of the site and evoke its history through the building. To this end there is a simple aesthetic concept to emphasis the vertical articulation of the building with views through the building defined by slender vertical elements which echo the experience of looking through trees.
Board marked concrete to the ground floor walls supports a timber box at first floor, with openings framed by gold aluminium trims.
All images courtesy of Edgley Design
Edgley Design is an award-winning London based architectural practice. Founded by Jake Edgley in 2004 the practice specialises in residential design, producing high quality minimal architecture which is well crafted, affordable, environmentally and socially sustainable. Designs are driven by an interest in materiality and the sculptural composition of space, to create dramatic interiors with a sense of spaciousness, often in confined and challenging situations.
Every project has its own identity, derived from the personality and ambitions of the client and the relationship of the site to its context.
Recent projects including Pear Tree House, Jake Edgley’s family home in Dulwich, and Godson Street, Islington, both of which have been self-initiated projects, allowing the practice to work as the developer and architect.
2A Godson Street
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