[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Hogarth Architects has finally won permission for this £1 million house in St John’s Wood, north London
The approval comes after a two and half year-battle in which the practice lodged three planning applications and fought through an appeal. The local planning committee had rejected previous proposals citing, primarily, issues with the street-front façade.
The two bedroom, 250m² home replaces an existing, single storey artists’ studio in the St.John’s Wood conservation area and features a green roof and ‘sunken’ garden.
Project architect Hamish Herford said: ‘The size of the proposal could not exceed the dimensions of the original building, however an additional floor was made possible below ground level.
‘The design is a contemporary solution that relates to its neighbours while clearly defining itself as a separate building….. the front façade has a modulated surface of contrasting bronze nd Portland stone surfaces to create a sculptural addition to the streetscape.’
Architects: Hogarth Architects
Location: St John’s Wood Road
Type Of Project: Private Residential
Structural Engineers: Fluid
Project Architect: Hamish Herford
Design Team: Ian Hogarth, Jana Ralbovska
Tender date: Spring 2010
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Gross internal floor area: 250m²
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Total cost: £1,000,000
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