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Dunne and Raby House, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday 18 Nov 2008
 

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Dunne and Raby House by Cassion Castle Architects in London, United Kingdom
 
 
Dunne and Raby House by Cassion Castle Architects in London, United Kingdom Dunne and Raby House by Cassion Castle Architects in London, United Kingdom Dunne and Raby House by Cassion Castle Architects in London, United Kingdom
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Urban house leaves the city outside. 

The house is located on a very constrained site in an industrial alleyway, which runs parallel to Bethnal Green Road, a busy shopping street in London. The client - two industrial designers - required a place to live and work which could offer a sanctuary to escape the bustling city.

The building is designed to minimise views out so as to create a sense of shelter from the outside world. The studio and living spaces are arranged as two interlocking L-shaped forms, with a balcony overlooking the studio carved out of the bedroom wall.

Bound on three sides by 2-storey party walls, from the street the building is expressed as a foreign object ‘wedged’ into the existing terrace. The design provides a bold counterpoint to the disheveled alleyway but the pared down neutrality of materials and anonymity of the entrance minimises intrusion.

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