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Gap House London
Contemporary Home: Residential Development, UK – design by Pitman Tozer Architects
10 Sep 2009
Design: Pitman Tozer Architects
Pitman Tozer Architects’ Gap House has been shorlisted as one of five vying for the RIBA Manser Medal for best housing project.
The narrow house occupies a 2.3m wide former side alley and rear garden of an adjoining house. The project utilises passive solar design, high levels of insulation, a ground coupled heat pump, and rainwater harvesting to reduce its impact on the environment and meets Code For Sustainable Homes Level 4. This was achieved despite a being a narrow site within a conservation area and jammed between two listed buildings.
The building is a comfortable family house yet it’s also an example of how sustainable architecture can be achieved without compromise on a constrained plot and without making a song and dance about it.
“The jury praised this open-plan space as a ‘delightful surprise after the narrow route from the entrance’. They added: ‘The house is a fine example of design in a tight urban site.’
Gap House – Contemporary Home in London images / information from Pitman Tozer Architects
Location:London, UK ‘