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caruso st john architects

architect

july 2005

completion date

traditional

contract type

The Brick House is a private house right in the heart of Westbourne Grove, entirely surrounded by existing structures and accessed solely via a former carriage way in an adjacent terrace. The free flowing interior spaces enclosed by a geometrically faceted concrete roof is a direct response to the irregularity of the site and the constraints upon it.

 

The many challenges of logistics and access to the site overcome during the construction process, combined with the rigorous use of a restrained palette of beautiful materials ensured the project won a RIBA award in 2006 and went onto compete for the prestigious Stirling Prize the next year.

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