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Gap House, West London, by Pitman Tozer Architects

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This ultra-thin house in Bayswater by Pitman Tozer Architects has been shortlisted for this year’s (2009) Manser Medal, sponsored by The Rooflight Company

Client: Luke Tozer
Contract value: £500,000
Contractor: Brownstone
Structural Engineer: Richard Tant
Services Engineer: Richard Pearce
Date of completion: August 2007
Gross internal area: 185 m²

Judges’ comments: Just 2.5m wide at the front, Gap House sits between two listed buildings and opens up to a large L-shaped living area at the rear. The jury praised this open-plan space as a ‘delightful surprise after the narrow route from the entrance’. They added: ‘The house is a fine example of design in a tight urban site – previously back gardens.’ Heating is supplied by a ground-source heat pump.

To see all the schemes shortlisted for the Manser Medal click here


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