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Stealth House, London : Architecture Information
New Camberwell House, England
10 Jan 2007
Stealth House London
Robert Dye Associates building – photo from 2006:
‘stealth house’ project
Location: Camberwell, London
Architects: Robert Dye Associates
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Text from Robert Dye Associates:
Stealth House, London, UK
‘Stealth House’ is a radical reworking of a 1950’s bomb-site in-fill house, that reconfigures and expands the original from two to five bedrooms, and repairs the disruption of the streetscape where the post-war construction failed.
Retaining and recycling masonry remnants, a new volume is framed up in timber and then wrapped in two folded ‘cloaks’, one in horizontal black timber, one in horizontal/sloped grey-green mineralised roofing-felt. Retaining a few masonry remnants, a new timber-framed volume is wrapped in two folded ‘cloaks’.
The horizontal black timber increases the volume, mediates between the existing neighbours and relates the interior to the exterior of the house. The grey-green cloak forms external roof space, referencing the historic roofscape of the terrace. The client’s brief was to create a modern four/five bedroom house that he could finance and build himself, developed into a modern intervention on this site and led to the eventual substantial demolition of the original pitched roof house.
Southwark’s Planning Department were supportive of a modern intervention and granted unconditional approval of the scheme. The project was produced as an architect-assisted self-build. Whilst the design ethos was orchestrated on site, allowing the realisation of the detail to be executed as a dialogue between the architects Robert Dye and Jason Coleman, the client and a highly skilled builder.
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