Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 shortlist: A backland house designed around a 100 year old pear tree
This extraordinary family home wraps around an old pear tree, which was excavated from the rubbish-strewn site and forms the primary generator for the plan. It feels the building is the result of the sculpting-out of a sequence of internal spaces, perhaps heightened by the in-situ concrete ground-floor construction. It is hard to believe this is a self-build project; the construction is immaculate and the details carefully considered and executed.
Client Jake and Catherine Edgley
Contractor Pulcher Build
Contract value Undisclosed
Gross internal area 425m2
Photography Nicholas Worley