Strange House, London SE8 Property by Hugh Strange Architect

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Strange House, London

Residential Development in Deptford, South East London, UK – design by Hugh Strange Architect

19 May 2011

Strange House London

Design: Hugh Strange Architect

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Strange House, London

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photographs © David Grandorge

This enduringly likeable house is dropped into a tight housing hinterland, surrounded by backs and boundaries. Above a highly glazed timber-framed base sits a set-back upper tier clad in profiled rigid board. This industrial-looking top gives a sense of historic continuity of use, belying the function and sophistication of the concealed base.

The cladding is one of a number of intelligent devices for constructing to budget, including the reuse of an existing slab as a raft foundation for the new lightweight house; a high degree and quality of off-site fabrication; and the use of Nicaraguan hurricane-felled timber.

The house exudes humanity and warmth and is the work of a confident and clever hand. It is part house, part church, part caravan.

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photographs © David Grandorge

Strange House – Building Information

Location: London SE8
Architect: Hugh Strange
Client: Hugh Strange / Adriana Ferlauto
Contractor: Solmaz Ltd
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Contract Value: £160,000
Date of completion: Jun 2011
Gross internal area: 75 sqm

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