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An Evening With...Photographer’s House

14 November 19:45 - 20:45
Organized by: Open House London Architecture Tours
Venue: , Peckham
London
SE15

This evening event will give an exclusive opportunity to tour Photographer’s House with Hugh Strange Architects. 

 

Bold interventions have transformed this Peckham home on a typically tight urban plot, enlarging it for a photographer and her family. The three-storey house is sited within the middle of a Victorian terrace, displaying from the street a degree of uniformity with its neighbours. Though a sizeable house, the existing lower floors were relatively constrained and largely unconnected with the garden space to the rear.

 

The upper and lower ground floors have now been completely reconfigured, creating entirely new, shared spaces oriented towards the garden. Extending outwards and downwards has created additional space and height, while the existing cellar has been developed to provide connected ancillary accommodation. The structure of the upper ground floor level has been removed to the rear, allowing a double height space for the kitchen below and a connecting stair between the two halves of the house. An inner court allows natural light into the depth of the space.

 

A new steel frame provides the structure for this expansive new space and supports the main body of the house above. Counterpointing the gridded regularity of the frame, specialist joinery in Larch tri-board provides both built in and freestanding furniture. This juxtaposition between steel frame and joinery has the ingenious effect of heightening the relationship between house and garden, as well as between old and new parts of the house.

 

Photographer's House was shortlisted for the AR House of the year 2019. 

 

Each tour duration 1 hour. Limited places, cost £35.50 with complimentary prosecco and nibbles. Exact address provided to bookers before the event.

 

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