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European Urban Architecture enters semi-subterranean house for planning

London-based European Urban Architecture (EUA), with Asphaltic Developments, has applied for planning permission for this semi-subterranean three-bedroom house in Hampstead, north London.

The building will be hidden amongst a stepped wooded landscape of residential back gardens in a scheme that has echoes of Pierre d'Avoine's early 1990s Invisible House project.

In contrast to the modest exterior, EUA says the inside of the building will be 'dramatic and generous in scale, with a considered use of, and response to, space and light.

'A sunken courtyard and double-height glazing allows light to penetrate deep into the building, and a green roof and strong emphasis on landscaping restore and enhance the character of the garden context, augmenting the overall sustainability agenda,' the firm adds.

by Max Thompson

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