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College Road Houses in Dulwich
Homes in south east London, England: Properties – design by Thompson + Baroni and Stephen Marshall Architects
27 Jul 2017
College Road Houses
Architects: Thompson + Baroni
“Inspired by the shapes of a Mercedes Benz 300sl with its doors open”
Location: Dulwich, South East London, UK
College Road Houses in Dulwich
Minimalist architects Thompson + Baroni, together with Stephen Marshall Architects, have designed a pair of houses located in Dulwich, an area of South East London.
Running parallel to Dulwich Park, this London site is a true rarity in London with stunning views and an idyllic peaceful nature.
Wishing to keep this at the forefront, Thompson + Baroni and Stephen Marshall Architects designed two 5000-square-foot properties with carefully considered features to maximise light and accentuate the mature surrounding landscape.
To meet the requirements of planners, the two houses needed to appear as a single building.
Inspired by the shapes of a Mercedes Benz 300sl with its doors open, Thompson and Marshall created a dramatic ‘gull’s wing’ roof, creating a sense of a unified home and providing a striking visual element to the natural surroundings.
The external walls comprise of custom-made blue grey engineering bricks with a 30 degree pointed brick for the unusual angled corner. A full height three-storey high, glazed atrium provides a straight-line view from the front door through to the gardens. Bridges link from side to side and highlight the garden views.
Inside, a refined and simple material palette – brick, oak, glass and silver metal panels – has been used throughout the properties with frameless glass panels maximising light and space. Oak panel doors and fixed panels have been designed to disappear when closed and atmospheric slate lined pools complete the contemporary feel of the project.
About Thompson + Baroni
Thompson + Baroni are contemporary architects who create considered and thoughtful environments influenced by minimal, poetic, light-filled spaces and simplistic homes.
Run by English and Italian architects respectively, Ray Thompson and Carolina Baroni, their projects combine clarity and warmth, with a strong understanding of return on investment.
Currently shortlisted in categories for The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017 and the Design et al Awards, the practice works on both private residential work and commercial projects, extending from working with specialist manufacturers on one-off staircases, kitchens, and furniture, to specially constructed bespoke underground car parking. The commercial side of the practice’s work draws on numerous years of dealing with planning applications with a key objective to maximise the value of land.
Working on high-end projects, Thompson + Baroni have developed a minimal, modernist style for London, one which they hope spreads joy to others, lasting for years to come.
The practice have also been awarded the following accolades in the 2017 Build News awards:
– Best Residential Design Architect – London
– Best London Residential Renovation Project: Kensington Townhouse
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