This recently completed £525,000 home in Vauxhall, designed by Heostudio, is among hundreds of buildings opening their doors as part of this weekend’s Open House London event
The ‘flat-iron building’ forms the end of a terrace of houses and former shops between Tyers Street and St Oswald’s Place.
The 215m2 three-bedroom scheme features projecting bays which overhang the street and a large roof garden providing views across London.
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The architect’s view
‘The building reflects the park side aspect on Tyers street with large open views and then turns the corner into St Oswald’s place where its solidity reflects the former light industrial aesthetic of the street. The white brick acts to reinforce the urban position of the building as end of terrace, corner building, but also a side of an urban square boundaries by Darley house to the west and the Vauxhall Gardens estate to the East. Nesting boxes for swifts have been set into to walls at high level on St Oswald’s place and around these huge swifts have been carved into the brick.
Location Vauxhall, London
Type of project private house
Client Jeremy Wingate-Saul
Architect Howel-Evans and Opher Architects: heostudio
Planning consultant Firstplan
Structural engineer Rodrigues Associates
Quantity surveyor Anthony Silver and Associates
Main contractor DA Rowley#
Stonecarver Simon Keeley
Building control Building Control Approval
Energy consultant Energy Calculations
Tender date March 2014
Start on site date September 2014
Completion date August 2015
Contract duration 14 months
Gross internal floor area 215m²
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT ICD 2011
Total cost £525,000
Photography Lewis Kahn