A bridge at garden level bisects the white box and marks the entrance to the property.
Windows are discreetly located on the side and rear elevations to comply with planning restrictions and frame views out. A combination of internal lightwells and rooflights ensure that the bedrooms are flooded with natural daylight. Top lit hallways and bathrooms connect the volumes.
It is the sunken courtyard, characterised by white pigmented concrete walls and floor that defines The Garden House and lends the house an exotic sensibility. Sliding doors open up the corner of the house offering a seamless transition to a tranquil enclosed landscape in which to escape London life.
Garden House, Battersea, South London, UK
Program: single-family house
Architect: De Matos Ryan
Building Contractor: Noga Building Services Ltd
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Quantity Surveyor: Marstan BDB
Garden Designer: Worsley Designs
Area: 179 sqm
Completion: August 2013