Satish Jassal Architects has completed this small brick house in Haringey, North London
Built on the site of a derelict garage, the 51m² two-storey house sits at the end of a terrace of 19th century town houses.
According to the architect, the £170,000 building takes its inspiration from the houses around it, ‘with vertical windows, and horizontal lines created by the window sills, gutter lines, and recessed entrances’.
Planning permission was gained for the ‘Haringey Brick House’ on the plot measuring 3.6m x 11m, with restrictions on windows to the rear of the building.
The use of different brick bonding, both internally and externally defines the building form and the internal spaces. Oak windows, panels and anodised aluminium rails are inserted between the horizontal staggered, vertical staggered and stack bonded brickwork.
Internally the oak becomes the bespoke fixed furniture. The bench in the front garden doubles up as a cycle store.
The project is the first newbuild house for the practice, who worked very closely with the contractor to produce a full construction package when tendering.
Location Haringey, North London
Type of project House
Client John McGrath
Architect Satish Jassal Architects
Structural engineer Aleck Associates
Main contractor Madison Contracting Ltd
Completion date February 2015
Contract duration 5 years
Gross internal floor area 51m2