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Liddicoat & Goldhill win planning for 'Tailored House'

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Emerging practice Liddicoat & Goldhill has won planning permission for a five-bedroom house in Brook Green, west London

The Hackney-based practice, which won an RIBA Award for their Shadow House project in 2011, has designed the home to sit between two mid-Victorian townhouses in a west London Conservation Area.

Conceived as a series of layers that recede from the street, the 185m² house’s facades are ‘lifted, punctured or fanned open to allow light to the interior’.

The street frontage, which is clad with overlayed planes of loadbearing Roman-format brick, render and Carrara Arabescato marble, is designed to be in keeping with the classical proportions of the neighbouring townhouses. This solid treatment ‘is dissolved along the flank façade’, which is cranked outwards to gather light, with the sheer, brickwork wall giving way to a screen of stone fins that conceal sheer glazing behind.


A series of models that were produced to develop the building’s form and its stone and render façade were exhibited by the RIBA as part of the ‘Guerrilla Tactics’ event and are now permanently on display at Portland Place.

Project data

Architect Liddicoat & Goldhill LLP
Structural engineer Lyons O’Neill
Start of works January 2013
Completion date Early 2014
Floor area 185m²

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